Best cheap antivirus deals for Mac

Macworld

Mac security software adds another layer of protection to what Apple already provides, with features that can help to protect your identity, passwords, and financial details. These are the things that criminals are after, and they’ll often use cunning ways to extract them rather than spending time trying to break past Apple’s defenses in macOS.

Although some of the packages here are solely focused on macOS, others will also protect Android and Windows devices you might also own, and that makes the price of protection much cheaper per computer.

Good security software should warn you before you click on a dangerous website, or open a ‘phishing’ email with a dodgy attachment, which could trick you into handing over your bank details, passwords, or other sensitive information.

Apple does include some built-in antivirus protection, but if you are in two minds about whether you need protection you might like to read Do Macs need antivirus software?

Best free antivirus for Mac

Several companies offer free antivirus software for Mac. However, you should always be cautious using a free antivirus and don’t expect all the features of the paid-for options.

Avast Security for Mac – offers a free option alongside the Premium plan. Get it here.

Avira Free Antivirus for Mac – is free and also includes a VPN. Get it here.

AVG Antivirus For Mac – free version offers basic features. Get it here.

Bitdefender Virus Scanner for Mac – is free to use. Get it here.

Intego VirusBarrier Scanner – free virus scanner. Get it here.

Malwarebytes Antivirus for Mac – has a free version as well as a paid version. Get it here.

Sophos Home – there’s a free plan, plus you can get the full version for 30 days trial. Get it here.

Cheapest antivirus deals for Mac

You’ll find the following Mac antivirus recommendations in our round-up of the Best antivirus for Mac. We’re just presenting the lower-priced options here, but if you look at the roundup you may find alternative deals that suit you better.

Intego Mac Internet Security X9




We have a special deal for Intego Mac Internet Security X9 so you can get it for $24.99/£20.99 a year for one Mac, normally $49.99/£49.99 a year get the deal here.

Norton 360 (for Mac)




Currently £29.99 for the first year for five devices, Norton 360 Deluxe is usually £89.99 – get the deal here. There’s also an 84% off deal on Amazon U.K. for three devices for just £12. At Amazon U.S. it’s $19.99 get the deal here.

McAfee Total Protection





Best Prices Today:


₹1199 at McAfee

You can get McAfee Total Protection for five devices for $39.99 for one year in the U.S. usually $119.99 get the U.S. deal here. It’s £49.99 a year for five devices for the first year in the U.K., usually £95.99 get the U.K. deal here.

Bitdefender Total Security

Bitdefender Total Security is currently 25% off, £29.99 a year in the U.K., and 33% off, $39.99 in the U.S. for a one-year subscription for three devices, get the U.S. deal here / get the U.K. deal here.

Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac




Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac is currently $29.99 for first year for one Mac, usually $39.95: Get the U.S. deal here / Currently £19.95 for first year for one Mac, usually £49.99: Get the U.K. deal here.

Best antivirus deals for Mac

The above are our top recommendations, but may be able to save even more money than that. Check our the best deals we’ve seen below.

Top 10 Antivirus Deals

Intego Mac Internet Security X9 – 1 year, 1 Mac

1

From: Intego

Was: $49.99/£49.99

Now:
$24.99/£20.99
(50% / 58% off)

Intego is our top pick for Mac antivirus. It’s the fastest we’ve reviewed, and has an impressive clean-up rate. It comes with a brilliant firewall, too.

Intego has just over 50% off right now. The RRP is usually $49.99/£49.99 for one year/one Mac, but it’s $24.99/£20.99 right now.

Read our review: Intego Mac Internet Security X9 review (2021)

Bitdefender Antivirus For Mac – 1 Year, 3 Devices

2

From: Bitdefender

Was: $59.99/£39.99

Now:
$39.99/£29.99
(25% off)

Bitdefender is one of our best picks for Mac and there is a great discount, so you can get it for $39.99/£29.99 (usually $59.99/£39.99).

That’s a one year subscription for up to three devices. Get that UK deal here. The same deal in the US is here. Note that this is the price for the first year only. 

It’s also worth checking out this deal on Amazon.com: you can pick up a great deal on Bitdefender Total Security. You can get two years cover of five devices for $30.99 (usually $149.99) or one year cover for five devices for $19.99. Get the deal here.

Read our Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac review and our Bitdefender Total Security 2021 review.

Norton 360 Deluxe – 1 Year, 5 Devices

3

From: Norton

Was: $104.99 / £89.99

Now:
$49.99 / £29.99
58% off / £60 off

Norton is one of our top antivirus picks, so it’s good news that you can get the first 12 months for only $49.99. In the UK, that’s just £19.99 until 5 January.

After that, the first-year price goes up by £10, but that still saves you £55 off the usual price.

And speaking of that, do note that the renewal price is $104.99/£84.99 after that first year.There’s also the option of a two-year subscription and get two years for $89.99/£89.99 ($44.99/£44.99 a year) which sounds like a worse deal, but don’t forget you’re getting a discount on both years, not just the first, so it is cheaper overall.

Read our review: Norton 360 Deluxe review

Trend Micro Antivirus For Mac – 1 Year, 1 Device

4

From: Trend Micro

Was: $39.95 / £49.95

Now:
$29.95 / £19.95
(25% off US / 60% off UK)

Trend Micro’s online protection is available with 60% off right now for one year in the UK, or 25% off in the US (where it’s already cheaper).

It’s usually $39.95/£49.95 a year.

The US deal is here.

Read our review: Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac review

Clario Antivirus 1.5 for Mac

5

From: Clario

Was: $107.88 a year

Now:
$50 a year
(54% off)

Clario is offering its Mac antivirus software for $50 a year – which is 54% off the usual price of $107.88 a year.

The UK pricing is equivalent – normally £107.88 a year, currently discounted to £50 a year.

F-Secure Total – 3 devices

6

From: F-Secure

Was: $89.99/£79.99

Now:
$67.49/£39.99
(25% off / 50% off)

F-Secure is offering a great discount on F-Secure Total. Cover three devices for $67.49/£49.99 (RRP:$89.99/ £79.99).

You can also cover five devices for $82.40/£59.99 (RRP $109.99/£99.99).

Get the US deal here

Read our review: F-Secure Total review

Panda Dome Essential – 1 Year, 1 Device

7

From: Panda Security

Was: $47.99/£29.99

Now:
$23.99/£17.99
(40% off)

Panda Dome Essentials includes top-rated antivirus protection, plus a VPN (albeit with only 150MB of data to use per day).

Right now, there’s 40% off, and this applies not just on the Essential plan but also on Advanced, Complete and Premium.

 

Avira Antivirus Pro – 1 Year, 1 Device

8

From: Avira.com

Was: $49.99/£35.88

Now:
$49.99/£29.99
(17% off)

Avira is well known for its free antivirus which is available for macOS as well as Windows. It’s very effective, too and if you pay for the Pro version you get official support, more regular updates, plus email and web protection.

Read our review: Avira Antivirus Pro review

How to find a good antivirus deal

It can be tricky to know where to start with antivirus. Protecting your tech from malware, ransomware and other cyber attacks is such an important thing to do, but most of the services available appear to be very similar to one another, so it’s hard to understand which are the most secure, and which are the best value.

You can rest assured that we will only share deals here if we think they’re good enough to be worth buying. Everything we share here will be a great saving on a service we trust.

We recommend taking a look at our article all about the
best Mac antivirus to help you get a better understanding of which services we like most.

You’ll find that antivirus discounts can be huge, often at more than half price for your Mac or mobile devices. Do note that these are typically first-year deals, and at renewal you’ll pay the regular price.

Antivirus, Personal Software, Security Software and Services

​Macworld Macworld

Mac security software adds another layer of protection to what Apple already provides, with features that can help to protect your identity, passwords, and financial details. These are the things that criminals are after, and they’ll often use cunning ways to extract them rather than spending time trying to break past Apple’s defenses in macOS.

Although some of the packages here are solely focused on macOS, others will also protect Android and Windows devices you might also own, and that makes the price of protection much cheaper per computer.

Good security software should warn you before you click on a dangerous website, or open a ‘phishing’ email with a dodgy attachment, which could trick you into handing over your bank details, passwords, or other sensitive information.

Apple does include some built-in antivirus protection, but if you are in two minds about whether you need protection you might like to read Do Macs need antivirus software?

Best free antivirus for Mac

Several companies offer free antivirus software for Mac. However, you should always be cautious using a free antivirus and don’t expect all the features of the paid-for options.

Avast Security for Mac – offers a free option alongside the Premium plan. Get it here.

Avira Free Antivirus for Mac – is free and also includes a VPN. Get it here.

AVG Antivirus For Mac – free version offers basic features. Get it here.

Bitdefender Virus Scanner for Mac – is free to use. Get it here.

Intego VirusBarrier Scanner – free virus scanner. Get it here.

Malwarebytes Antivirus for Mac – has a free version as well as a paid version. Get it here.

Sophos Home – there’s a free plan, plus you can get the full version for 30 days trial. Get it here.

Cheapest antivirus deals for Mac

You’ll find the following Mac antivirus recommendations in our round-up of the Best antivirus for Mac. We’re just presenting the lower-priced options here, but if you look at the roundup you may find alternative deals that suit you better.

Intego Mac Internet Security X9

Read our review

We have a special deal for Intego Mac Internet Security X9 so you can get it for $24.99/£20.99 a year for one Mac, normally $49.99/£49.99 a year get the deal here.

Norton 360 (for Mac)

Read our review

Currently £29.99 for the first year for five devices, Norton 360 Deluxe is usually £89.99 – get the deal here. There’s also an 84% off deal on Amazon U.K. for three devices for just £12. At Amazon U.S. it’s $19.99 get the deal here.

McAfee Total Protection

Read our review

Best Prices Today:

₹1199 at McAfee

You can get McAfee Total Protection for five devices for $39.99 for one year in the U.S. usually $119.99 get the U.S. deal here. It’s £49.99 a year for five devices for the first year in the U.K., usually £95.99 get the U.K. deal here.

Bitdefender Total Security

Read our review

Best Prices Today:

$0 at Bitdefender – Virus Scanner for Mac

Bitdefender Total Security is currently 25% off, £29.99 a year in the U.K., and 33% off, $39.99 in the U.S. for a one-year subscription for three devices, get the U.S. deal here / get the U.K. deal here.

Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac

Read our review

Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac is currently $29.99 for first year for one Mac, usually $39.95: Get the U.S. deal here / Currently £19.95 for first year for one Mac, usually £49.99: Get the U.K. deal here.

Best antivirus deals for Mac

The above are our top recommendations, but may be able to save even more money than that. Check our the best deals we’ve seen below.

Top 10 Antivirus Deals

Intego Mac Internet Security X9 – 1 year, 1 Mac

1

From: Intego

Was: $49.99/£49.99

Now:
$24.99/£20.99
(50% / 58% off)

View Deal

Intego is our top pick for Mac antivirus. It’s the fastest we’ve reviewed, and has an impressive clean-up rate. It comes with a brilliant firewall, too. Intego has just over 50% off right now. The RRP is usually $49.99/£49.99 for one year/one Mac, but it’s $24.99/£20.99 right now. Read our review: Intego Mac Internet Security X9 review (2021)

Bitdefender Antivirus For Mac – 1 Year, 3 Devices

2

From: Bitdefender

Was: $59.99/£39.99

Now:
$39.99/£29.99
(25% off)

View Deal

Bitdefender is one of our best picks for Mac and there is a great discount, so you can get it for $39.99/£29.99 (usually $59.99/£39.99). That’s a one year subscription for up to three devices. Get that UK deal here. The same deal in the US is here. Note that this is the price for the first year only. It’s also worth checking out this deal on Amazon.com: you can pick up a great deal on Bitdefender Total Security. You can get two years cover of five devices for $30.99 (usually $149.99) or one year cover for five devices for $19.99. Get the deal here.Read our Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac review and our Bitdefender Total Security 2021 review.

Norton 360 Deluxe – 1 Year, 5 Devices

3

From: Norton

Was: $104.99 / £89.99

Now:
$49.99 / £29.99
58% off / £60 off

View Deal

Norton is one of our top antivirus picks, so it’s good news that you can get the first 12 months for only $49.99. In the UK, that’s just £19.99 until 5 January.After that, the first-year price goes up by £10, but that still saves you £55 off the usual price. And speaking of that, do note that the renewal price is $104.99/£84.99 after that first year.There’s also the option of a two-year subscription and get two years for $89.99/£89.99 ($44.99/£44.99 a year) which sounds like a worse deal, but don’t forget you’re getting a discount on both years, not just the first, so it is cheaper overall. Read our review: Norton 360 Deluxe review

Trend Micro Antivirus For Mac – 1 Year, 1 Device

4

From: Trend Micro

Was: $39.95 / £49.95

Now:
$29.95 / £19.95
(25% off US / 60% off UK)

View Deal

Trend Micro’s online protection is available with 60% off right now for one year in the UK, or 25% off in the US (where it’s already cheaper). It’s usually $39.95/£49.95 a year. The US deal is here. Read our review: Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac review

Clario Antivirus 1.5 for Mac

5

From: Clario

Was: $107.88 a year

Now:
$50 a year
(54% off)

View Deal

Clario is offering its Mac antivirus software for $50 a year – which is 54% off the usual price of $107.88 a year. The UK pricing is equivalent – normally £107.88 a year, currently discounted to £50 a year.

F-Secure Total – 3 devices

6

From: F-Secure

Was: $89.99/£79.99

Now:
$67.49/£39.99
(25% off / 50% off)

View Deal

F-Secure is offering a great discount on F-Secure Total. Cover three devices for $67.49/£49.99 (RRP:$89.99/ £79.99). You can also cover five devices for $82.40/£59.99 (RRP $109.99/£99.99).Get the US deal hereRead our review: F-Secure Total review

Panda Dome Essential – 1 Year, 1 Device

7

From: Panda Security

Was: $47.99/£29.99

Now:
$23.99/£17.99
(40% off)

View Deal

Panda Dome Essentials includes top-rated antivirus protection, plus a VPN (albeit with only 150MB of data to use per day).Right now, there’s 40% off, and this applies not just on the Essential plan but also on Advanced, Complete and Premium.  

Avira Antivirus Pro – 1 Year, 1 Device

8

From: Avira.com

Was: $49.99/£35.88

Now:
$49.99/£29.99
(17% off)

View Deal

Avira is well known for its free antivirus which is available for macOS as well as Windows. It’s very effective, too and if you pay for the Pro version you get official support, more regular updates, plus email and web protection.
Read our review: Avira Antivirus Pro review

How to find a good antivirus deal

It can be tricky to know where to start with antivirus. Protecting your tech from malware, ransomware and other cyber attacks is such an important thing to do, but most of the services available appear to be very similar to one another, so it’s hard to understand which are the most secure, and which are the best value.

You can rest assured that we will only share deals here if we think they’re good enough to be worth buying. Everything we share here will be a great saving on a service we trust.

We recommend taking a look at our article all about the
best Mac antivirus to help you get a better understanding of which services we like most.

You’ll find that antivirus discounts can be huge, often at more than half price for your Mac or mobile devices. Do note that these are typically first-year deals, and at renewal you’ll pay the regular price.

Antivirus, Personal Software, Security Software and Services 

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