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  1. Norton - AntiVirus Plus (1 Device) Antivirus Software + Password Manager + Smart Firewall + PC Cloud Backup (1 Year Subscription) - Windows [Digital]

    Model: SYT940800V008
    Publisher: Norton
    SKU: 6346687
    Your price for this item is $49.99
  2. Bitdefender - Premium Security (10 Device) (1-Year Subscription) - Android, Apple iOS, Mac OS, Windows

    Publisher: Bitdefender
    SKU: 6517354
    Release Date: 10/23/2022
    Your price for this item is $79.99
    The previous price was $159.99
  3. Malwarebytes - Premium + Privacy VPN Bundle 4-Devices - Windows, Mac OS, Android, Apple iOS [Digital]

    Model: MlwVPN4d
    Publisher: Malwarebytes
    SKU: 6564129
    Release Date: 11/14/2023
    Your price for this item is $89.99
    The previous price was $92.99
  4. Webroot - Internet Security with Antivirus Protection (3 Devices) (2-Year Subscription) - Android, Apple iOS, Chrome, Mac OS, Windows [Digital]

    Model: WEB803800V040
    Publisher: Webroot
    SKU: 6238726
    Release Date: 03/15/2021
    Your price for this item is $79.99
  5. Webroot - Internet Security Plus + Antivirus Protection (6 Devices) (2-Year Subscription) - Android, Apple iOS, Chrome, Mac OS, Windows

    Publisher: Webroot
    SKU: 6370574
    Release Date: 09/08/2019
    Your price for this item is $69.99
  6. Malwarebytes - Premium (3-Devices) - Android, Apple iOS, Chrome, Mac OS, Windows

    Publisher: Malwarebytes
    SKU: 6405166
    Release Date: 03/31/2020
    Your price for this item is $39.99
  7. Trend Micro - Antivirus+ Security Internet Security Software (1-Device) (1-Year Subscription) - Windows

    Publisher: Trend Micro
    SKU: 6076910
    Release Date: 09/03/2023
    Your price for this item is $24.99
    The previous price was $39.99
  8. Norton - 360 Deluxe (3 Device) Antivirus Internet Security Software + VPN + Dark Web Monitoring (1 Year Subscription) - Android, Mac OS, Windows, Apple iOS [Digital]

    Model: SYT940800V010
    Publisher: Norton
    SKU: 6346689
    Your price for this item is $74.99
  9. McAfee - Privacy & Identity Guardian Online Protection + ID Monitoring + Cleanup for 3 Months, auto-renews at $99.99 first year - Android, Apple iOS, Chrome, Mac OS, Windows [Digital]

    Model: MCA950800V009
    Publisher: McAfee
    SKU: 6548300
    Release Date: 08/11/2023
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  11. Norton - AntiVirus Plus (1 Device) Antivirus Software + Password Manager + Smart Firewall + PC Cloud Backup (1 Year Subscription) - Android, Mac OS, Windows, Apple iOS

    Publisher: Norton
    SKU: 6345165
    Release Date: 04/10/2019
    Your price for this item is $49.99
  12. Webroot - Antivirus Protection and Internet Security (6 Devices) (2-Year Subscription) - Android, Apple iOS, Mac OS, Windows

    Publisher: Webroot
    SKU: 6370578
    Release Date: 09/08/2019
    Your price for this item is $49.99
  13. Norton 360 (3 Device) with LifeLock Identity Advisor (1 Adult) Internet Security Software + VPN (6 Month Subscription) - Android, Apple iOS, Mac OS, Windows [Digital]

    Model: SYC940800V002
    Publisher: Norton
    SKU: 6508607
    Release Date: 07/17/2022
    Your price for this item is $29.99
  14. Webroot - Complete Internet Security + Antivirus Protection (10 Devices) (2-Year Subscription) - Android, Apple iOS, Chrome, Mac OS, Windows [Digital]

    Model: WEB803800F138
    Publisher: Webroot
    SKU: 2272027
    Release Date: 09/17/2013
    Your price for this item is $99.99
  15. Norton - 360 Deluxe (3 Device) Antivirus Internet Security Software + VPN + Dark Web Monitoring (1 Year Subscription) - Android, Mac OS, Windows, Apple iOS

    Your price for this item is $74.99
  16. McAfee - Antivirus Protection (1 Windows PC Device), Internet Security Software (1-Year Subscription) - Windows

    Publisher: McAfee
    SKU: 6517344
    Release Date: 10/23/2022
    Your price for this item is $14.99
    The previous price was $49.99
  17. McAfee - McAfee+ Premium (Unlimited Devices) Individual Antivirus and Internet Security Software (1-Year Subscription) - Android, Apple iOS, Chrome, Mac OS, Windows

    Publisher: McAfee
    SKU: 6517351
    Release Date: 10/23/2022
    Your price for this item is $49.99
    The previous price was $149.99
  18. Webroot - Antivirus Protection and Internet Security (6 Devices) (1-Year Subscription) - Android, Apple iOS, Mac OS, Windows

    Publisher: Webroot
    SKU: 6370575
    Release Date: 09/08/2019
    Your price for this item is $39.99
  19. Trend Micro - Maximum Security Antivirus Internet Security Software (5-Device) (1-Year Subscription) - Android, Apple iOS, Mac OS, Windows [Digital]

    Model: TRE021800G508
    Publisher: Trend Micro
    SKU: 6316731
    Release Date: 09/03/2023
    Your price for this item is $89.99

Antivirus software: What you should know.

Virus protection basics.

Just a few decades ago, antivirus was almost nonexistent. That changed in 1988 when the Morris worm afflicted over 2,000 computers, and caused damage estimated at up to $10 million dollars. Today computer users must also be concerned with spyware, Trojan attacks, malware and malicious programs created to steal information or just wreak havoc, many of which are able to sneak undetected onto your computer.

That's why procuring a virus scan for Mac computers and PCs alike is a good idea in order to keep your personal information safe. Antivirus software will help block threats, while also helping to warn you about risky websites and dangerous downloads, stop hacking, and protect your identity and privacy.

Other antivirus tips.

Though you may be tempted, it's best not to run more than one antivirus program on your computer at the same time because each software will attempt to block and remove the other, will fight over viruses, sending you repeated reports and notifications, and will likely sap your power by conducting memory scans and related operations. On the other hand, installing other programs like your favorite tax software or Microsoft Office should not pose a problem, though you may have to adjust the security settings.

If you have an external hard drive, your antivirus protection will cover its contents as long as it's connected to your computer. However, if you connect it to another computer, it won't automatically be protected.

The best antivirus: How to choose.

Depending on the level of protection you need, you can solve your concerns with either an antivirus program, or a full Internet security suite that includes a virus scan, but also has additional components like antispyware, antimalware, intrusion detection, e-mail protection, antispam, antiphishing, Web security, parental controls and computer optimization tools. You can install them onto your computer via digital download, electronic download or with a DVD/CD, to either work locally on your computer, or in a cloud, which eliminates strain on your device's response time. And you can purchase protection good for a set amount of time, or you can get an Internet security subscription, which will typically include automatic updates as they are introduced.

Another option is using a free antivirus program, which will probably take care of the major antivirus tasks you need, but will likely include fewer features, won't have tech support and can, in some cases, allow the company to collect and sell your data.

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