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Online security threats are a real concern when computers hold our entire lives. Antivirus software can protect your computer from unwanted access and malware.

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Norton for Mac review: antivirus protection and much more

I tested Norton antivirus software on my MacBook, checking pricing and features to find out how well this popular solution works with macOS.
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Best Antivirus Deals: Protect your PC or Mac from just $25

A PC monitor shows a side-by-side comparison of Malwarebytes and Norton pricing.

I tried both Malwarebytes and Norton, and one came out on top

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Malwarebytes for Mac review: an antivirus and privacy upgrade

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I tested the most popular free antivirus apps for Mac. Here are the very best

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The best antivirus tools for Android

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The best antivirus software for Chromebooks in 2024

A MacBook Air is shown with the Bitdefender for Mac dashboard open.

Bitdefender for Mac review: dependable security for macOS

A person compares Bitdefender and Norton antivirus software pricing on a Windows PC.

After testing Bitdefender and Norton, here’s the antivirus software I’d recommend

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The best free antivirus software for 2024

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Norton 360 for Windows review: excellent antivirus packed with extras

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I tested two of the best antivirus services. Here’s which one you should get

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Bitdefender for Windows review: premium protection for all your devices

We tested Bitdefender's antivirus and advanced security plans for Windows to find out how good it is and whether it's worth the cost.
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Do you need antivirus software on an iPad?

Wondering if you should buy antivirus software for your iPad? Understanding the security and privacy features on iPadOS can help answer that question.
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Malwarebytes for Windows review: a quick and easy antivirus upgrade

We tested Malwarebytes antivirus software for Windows to find out if its quality, ease-of-use, and support provide enough value for the price.
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Snag a year’s access to Norton’s ‘Secure VPN’ while it’s 75% off

Norton Secure VPN is a great way of ensuring your browsing activity is entirely secure and private. It's available at a great price right now.
A hacker typing on an Apple MacBook laptop while holding a phone. Both devices show code on their screens.

Does your Mac need antivirus software in 2024? We asked the experts

Apple’s Macs are seen as more secure than Windows PCs, but they can still get viruses. Should you protect yours with an antivirus app? We asked the experts.
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These are the PC apps you’re still using — but probably shouldn’t be

These apps are installed on millions, and sometimes even billions, of PCs, even if they shouldn't be.
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Does your Mac really need antivirus software? We asked the experts

MacOS isn't immune to harmful malware and other destructive code. But do you really need antivirus software for your Mac or MacBook? Let’s find out.
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Save $70 on a year of Norton Antivirus for Windows and Mac

Best Buy has a huge discount on Norton 360 Premium bringing it down to just $30. It protects 10 devices and is worth every cent.
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It’s time to stop trusting your antivirus software

Antivirus software appears to be some of the most trustworthy, but Avast shows that may not always be the case.
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The best antivirus software for gaming PCs in 2024

Antivirus software is as important for gamers as it is for general computer users, and we've rounded up what we think is the best antivirus software for PCs.
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The best antivirus software for Windows and Mac in 2024

With cybercriminal activity on the rise, protect your devices against spam, phishing, malware, and identity theft with the best antivirus software.
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How to uninstall McAfee

Preinstalled antivirus software got you down? Never fear. With a few clicks, we can help you get rid of McAfee for good, so you can install something better.
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Norton Antivirus Free Trial: Get a week of protection

Digital security is becoming more and more important, and a Norton Antivirus free trial is a great way to explore one of the best options available.
A person's hand holding a smartphone. The smartphone is showing the website for the ChatGPT generative AI.

Is ChatGPT creating a cybersecurity nightmare? We asked the experts

ChatGPT can help novice coders create vicious malware, but does this herald a cyber apocalypse or is the problem overblown? We asked the experts to find out.
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Microsoft just gave you a new way to stay safe from viruses

Password-protected viruses have long been a tactic for hackers to evade detection, but Microsoft has just unleashed a new way of putting them to the sword.
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This clever browser extension could banish viruses for good

Staying safe online can sometimes be a hassle, but a new browser extension could protect you from malware without interrupting your day or slowing things down.
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Is macOS more secure than Windows? This malware report has the answer

The latest malware report from Elastic Security Labs lays out the security situation for macOS, Windows and Linux -- and the results might surprise you.
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This Mac malware can steal your credit card data in seconds

Think Macs can’t get viruses? Think again, as a new Mac malware strain has been found that steals credit card info, login data, and even your password database.
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Cybercrime spiked in 2022 — and this year could be worse

A new report suggests cybercrime increased last year, with some types of malware seeing huge increases. But there were some positives among the doom and gloom.
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Get a year of Norton Antivirus for PC or Mac for $20 for Cyber Monday

If you're buying a new desktop or laptop during this Cyber Monday sale, be sure to get yourself an excellent security suite like the Norton 350 Deluxe.
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This McAfee deal is your best chance at cheap antivirus software

Protect your digital devices and save big with this impressive discount on McAfee antivirus software, which is just $40 for one year of the McAfee Plus plan.
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If you install one piece of software on your PC, make it this

If you’re looking for a comprehensive all-in-one security solution, McAfee Total Protection has everything you need. Here’s what it can do for you.

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