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Best Buy customers often prefer the following products when searching for desktop software.

Our choices for the best desktop software are easy to install, free of bloatware, and simple to use. They're also compatible with your operating system so you don't have to worry about upgrading just to get the latest version. Browse the top-ranked list of desktop software below along with associated reviews and opinions.

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  1. Nero - Burn Express 4 - Windows - Front_Zoom

    Model: NER912800F065
    Publisher: Nero
    SKU: 6173643
    Top comment

    "Great program, performed well, No problems with this software...burn software...One of the best burn software that i used for burning"

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    Product Description

    Create a library of digital media with Nero Burn Express 4 software. It helps increase the lifespan and reliability of burned CDs and non-copy-protected DVDs, and its 256-bit encryption keeps data confidential with password protection. Nero Burn Express 4 software comes with the Gracenote database for adding album art to a file or disk.
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    Top comment

    "Great program, performed well, No problems with this software...burn software...One of the best burn software that i used for burning"

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    Create a library of digital media with Nero Burn Express 4 software. It helps increase the lifespan and reliability of burned CDs and non-copy-protected DVDs, and its 256-bit encryption keeps data confidential with password protection. Nero Burn Express 4 software comes with the Gracenote database for adding album art to a file or disk.
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    Your price for this item is $15.99
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    The regular price is $29.99
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  2. Trend Micro - Antivirus+ Security Internet Security Software (1-Device) (1-Year Subscription) - Windows - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "First time user of this antivirus and si far have no issues with my desktop. In use about 1 month....I only use trend micro for my laptop and desktop computer. I don't like the other brands of security/virus software. "

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    Product Description

    Protect computers and digital profiles with this Trend Micro Antivirus+ Security software. Advanced AI learning maintains cutting-edge protection from ransomware and other malicious code, while intuitive settings and status reports make it easy to block websites from stealing personal information. This Trend Micro Antivirus+ Security software fixes and optimizes systems to ensure secure online transactions.
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    Top comment

    "First time user of this antivirus and si far have no issues with my desktop. In use about 1 month....I only use trend micro for my laptop and desktop computer. I don't like the other brands of security/virus software. "

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    Protect computers and digital profiles with this Trend Micro Antivirus+ Security software. Advanced AI learning maintains cutting-edge protection from ransomware and other malicious code, while intuitive settings and status reports make it easy to block websites from stealing personal information. This Trend Micro Antivirus+ Security software fixes and optimizes systems to ensure secure online transactions.
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    Your price for this item is $19.99
    The previous price was $39.99
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  3. Webroot - Internet Security with Antivirus Protection (3 Devices) (1-Year Subscription – Auto Renewal) - Android, Apple iOS, Chrome, Mac OS, Windows [Digital] - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Easy to install. Scan my desktop all the time....Perfect virus protection for your laptop desktop and Android"

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    Product Description

    Real-time protection for PC, Mac®, Chromebook™ Android™ and IOS devices. Cloud based Webroot Internet Security Plus with Antivirus proactively shields households from the latest malware, phishing scams and other cyberattacks—all without slowing down your computer. We continuously analyze and classify billions of apps, files, websites and more so you bank, shop and browse online worry-free. Our leading rollback technology automatically returns infected devices to their original state. Installing in seconds and designed to work with any software, the full package features Chromebook™ security and system optimizer. Webroot empowers you with peace of mind without slowing you down.
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    Top comment

    "Easy to install. Scan my desktop all the time....Perfect virus protection for your laptop desktop and Android"

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    Product Description

    Real-time protection for PC, Mac®, Chromebook™ Android™ and IOS devices. Cloud based Webroot Internet Security Plus with Antivirus proactively shields households from the latest malware, phishing scams and other cyberattacks—all without slowing down your computer. We continuously analyze and classify billions of apps, files, websites and more so you bank, shop and browse online worry-free. Our leading rollback technology automatically returns infected devices to their original state. Installing in seconds and designed to work with any software, the full package features Chromebook™ security and system optimizer. Webroot empowers you with peace of mind without slowing you down.
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    Your price for this item is $49.99
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  4. Webroot - Antivirus Protection and Internet Security (6 Devices) (1-Year Subscription) - Android, Apple iOS, Mac OS, Windows [Digital] - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "One of the better anti-virus softwares out there. Does not use a ton of system resources like others. ...I have it installed on a wide array of my computers: A gaming desktop, a gaming laptop, a 16 year old laptop, a 14 year old desktop, and an iPad. "

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    Product Description

    Powerful, lightweight protection for PC and Mac® computers. Cloud-based Webroot SecureAnywhere® AntiVirus guards your personal information by blocking the latest malware, phishing, and cyberattacks. We continuously analyze and classify billions of apps, files, websites, and more every day to keep you safe as you bank, shop, and browse online. Using the power of the cloud, Webroot security installs in seconds and stops threats in real time, while our industry-leading rollback technology can automatically return infected local drives to their uninfected states. And with our no-software-conflict design, Webroot protection is the Smarter Cybersecurity® solution that won’t slow you down. This item cannot be returned or refunded, please visit to learn more.
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    Top comment

    "One of the better anti-virus softwares out there. Does not use a ton of system resources like others. ...I have it installed on a wide array of my computers: A gaming desktop, a gaming laptop, a 16 year old laptop, a 14 year old desktop, and an iPad. "

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    Product Description

    Powerful, lightweight protection for PC and Mac® computers. Cloud-based Webroot SecureAnywhere® AntiVirus guards your personal information by blocking the latest malware, phishing, and cyberattacks. We continuously analyze and classify billions of apps, files, websites, and more every day to keep you safe as you bank, shop, and browse online. Using the power of the cloud, Webroot security installs in seconds and stops threats in real time, while our industry-leading rollback technology can automatically return infected local drives to their uninfected states. And with our no-software-conflict design, Webroot protection is the Smarter Cybersecurity® solution that won’t slow you down. This item cannot be returned or refunded, please visit to learn more.
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    Your price for this item is $19.99
    The previous price was $39.99
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  5. Microsoft - Windows 11 Pro Upgrade, from Windows 11 Home - English [Digital] - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "My new laptop came with the Home version and I needed the upgrade to Pro due to proprietary software requirements....I can now use Remote Desktop in the comfort of my upstairs PC with my downstairs work computer. "

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    Product Description

    Windows 11 is designed for hybrid work. Upgrade to Windows 11 Pro for all the features of Windows 11 Home plus tools for business use. Windows 11 Pro delivers a powerful, streamlined user experience that helps you stay focused and get more done – wherever your office might be.
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    Top comment

    "My new laptop came with the Home version and I needed the upgrade to Pro due to proprietary software requirements....I can now use Remote Desktop in the comfort of my upstairs PC with my downstairs work computer. "

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    Product Description

    Windows 11 is designed for hybrid work. Upgrade to Windows 11 Pro for all the features of Windows 11 Home plus tools for business use. Windows 11 Pro delivers a powerful, streamlined user experience that helps you stay focused and get more done – wherever your office might be.
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    Your price for this item is $99.99
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  6. Microsoft - Windows 11 Pro - USB Flash Drive - English - Front_Zoom

    Model: HAV-00162
    Publisher: Microsoft
    SKU: 6499303
    Top comment

    "I like the new Windows desktop....Not a huge fan of Windows 11 but the new desktop management features are nice."

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    Product Description

    Windows 11 is designed for hybrid work. Windows 11 Pro delivers a powerful, streamlined user experience that helps you stay focused and get more done – wherever your office might be.
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    Top comment

    "I like the new Windows desktop....Not a huge fan of Windows 11 but the new desktop management features are nice."

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    Product Description

    Windows 11 is designed for hybrid work. Windows 11 Pro delivers a powerful, streamlined user experience that helps you stay focused and get more done – wherever your office might be.
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    Your price for this item is $199.99
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  7. Alienware - AW2523HF 24.5" IPS LED FHD - 360Hz - AMD FreeSync - VESA - Monitor (USB, HDMI) - Dark side of the Moon - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Waiting for alienware desktop to test the refresh rate on the monitor."

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    Product Description

    The Alienware 25" Gaming Monitor with a 360Hz variable refresh rate and blazing-fast 0.5ms GtG (Gray to Gray) response time, you’ll experience unbelievably smooth gameplay while being able to view fast-moving graphics with incredible clarity for a quicker in-game reaction time. AMD FreeSync Premium Technology and VESA Adaptive Sync certification lets you experience stutter-free, tear-free gaming and crystal-clear graphics, even during action packed sequences.
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    Top comment

    "Waiting for alienware desktop to test the refresh rate on the monitor."

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    Product Description

    The Alienware 25" Gaming Monitor with a 360Hz variable refresh rate and blazing-fast 0.5ms GtG (Gray to Gray) response time, you’ll experience unbelievably smooth gameplay while being able to view fast-moving graphics with incredible clarity for a quicker in-game reaction time. AMD FreeSync Premium Technology and VESA Adaptive Sync certification lets you experience stutter-free, tear-free gaming and crystal-clear graphics, even during action packed sequences.
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    Your price for this item is $299.99
    The previous price was $449.99
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  8. McAfee - Total Protection (5 Devices) Antivirus Internet Security Software + VPN + ID Monitoring (1 Year Subscription) - Android, Apple iOS, Mac OS, Windows, Chrome [Digital] - Front_Zoom
    Top comment

    "Great Software...McAfee Total Protection software for 5 devices is a bargain....I was excited to be able to try out this McAfee total protection device being, I utilize a lot of different computer systems/setups. (Laptops, desktops, tablets, electronic devices). What I did not like about this particular package, even though it says a 1yr subscription (free), I still had to input my card information in order to proceed to setup, and after my subscription is over, it would automatically renew itself. "

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    Product Description

    McAfee Total Protection for 5 Devices is all-in-one online protection – award-winning antivirus, and online services to protect your security, identity, and privacy so you can live your life online freely and confidently.
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    Top comment

    "Great Software...McAfee Total Protection software for 5 devices is a bargain....I was excited to be able to try out this McAfee total protection device being, I utilize a lot of different computer systems/setups. (Laptops, desktops, tablets, electronic devices). What I did not like about this particular package, even though it says a 1yr subscription (free), I still had to input my card information in order to proceed to setup, and after my subscription is over, it would automatically renew itself. "

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    Product Description

    McAfee Total Protection for 5 Devices is all-in-one online protection – award-winning antivirus, and online services to protect your security, identity, and privacy so you can live your life online freely and confidently.
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    Your price for this item is $104.99
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  9. Adobe - Premiere Elements 2023 - Mac OS, Windows - Front_Zoom

    Model: ADO951800F208
    Publisher: Adobe
    SKU: 6517210
    Top comment

    "When the 2023 version was released, immediately downloaded and installed on a couple of different products that I own, one of which being an M2 MacBook pro and then a custom built desktop. Adobe doesn’t support their software or their customers. ...Plus, go beyond your desktop with new web and mobile companion apps (English-onlybeta), and enjoy faster installation and performance plus Apple M1 chip support. "

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    Product Description

    Whether you want to resize and trim or add creative effects and overlays, making awe-inspiring movies is easier than ever. With Adobe Sensei*, click once to transform your videos with effects inspired by famous works of art. Showcase your memories with new photo and video slideshow templates, and create the mood you want with new audio tracks. Plus, go beyond your desktop with new web and mobile companion apps (English-onlybeta), and enjoy faster installation and performance plus Apple M1 chip support. Have fun with the easy moviemaker for Mac and Windows.
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    Top comment

    "When the 2023 version was released, immediately downloaded and installed on a couple of different products that I own, one of which being an M2 MacBook pro and then a custom built desktop. Adobe doesn’t support their software or their customers. ...Plus, go beyond your desktop with new web and mobile companion apps (English-onlybeta), and enjoy faster installation and performance plus Apple M1 chip support. "

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    Product Description

    Whether you want to resize and trim or add creative effects and overlays, making awe-inspiring movies is easier than ever. With Adobe Sensei*, click once to transform your videos with effects inspired by famous works of art. Showcase your memories with new photo and video slideshow templates, and create the mood you want with new audio tracks. Plus, go beyond your desktop with new web and mobile companion apps (English-onlybeta), and enjoy faster installation and performance plus Apple M1 chip support. Have fun with the easy moviemaker for Mac and Windows.
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    Your price for this item is $99.99
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  10. Microsoft - Windows 11 Home - USB Flash Drive - English - Front_Zoom

    Model: HAJ-00108
    Publisher: Microsoft
    SKU: 6499300
    Top comment

    "Built a new desktop computer and wanted to insure I bought retail version of this software to allow me to move license to another computer if need be. ...Software was easy to install and performed as advertised."

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    Product Description

    Windows 11 is the one place for it all. With a fresh new feel and tools that make it easier to be efficient, it has what you need for whatever’s next.
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    Top comment

    "Built a new desktop computer and wanted to insure I bought retail version of this software to allow me to move license to another computer if need be. ...Software was easy to install and performed as advertised."

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    Product Description

    Windows 11 is the one place for it all. With a fresh new feel and tools that make it easier to be efficient, it has what you need for whatever’s next.
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    Your price for this item is $139.99
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