Having a quality antivirus installed on your PC or laptop remains a necessity – particularly in light of world events.

We’re no closer now to vanquishing the cyber criminals and hackers that plague the internet than we were a decade ago and the pandemic has only seen the rate of cyber attacks rise further.

Google trends has “how to hack” at an all time high as a search term.

1. Bitdefender Antivirus

Loaded with features, giving you rock-solid protection

Operating system: Windows and Mac options | Maximum devices covered: 10 | Stand out features: Safepay banking protection, privacy tools, web protection, VPN

  • Excellent antivirus engine
  • Tons of features
  • Good value for money

At the moment, we think that Bitdefender is the best antivirus available, as it combines watertight security tools with an array of other excellent security features.

It’s also super easy to use, and best of all, it also offers extremely good value for money.

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2. Norton AntiVirus

Protection that won’t slow you down

Operating system: Windows and Mac | Maximum devices covered: 1 | Stand out features: Intelligent firewall, PC maintenance features, bundled backup tool with online storage

  • Minimal impact on PC resources
  • Useful bundled backup tool
  • Highly impressive browsing protection

According to PassMark’s most recent rankings, Norton has the least impact on the performance of a PC compared to rival security suites.

It’s a suitably easy to use app, but Norton also offers neat touches for experts, allowing plenty of control over configuring custom virus scans, and offering elements like a tool that evaluates the reputation of various files on your PC.