Antivirus software deals in Australia: Coupons, discounts and sales (2019)

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There are a range of great antivirus solutions available to protect your devices and, here at TechRadar, our security experts carry out ongoing testing in order to track down the absolute best suites on offer

Finding the suite you want is just the first step, however, and with cybersecurity an ongoing expense it can be costly if you're not careful. In order to help you save on your security costs, we’ve created this page to list the current antivirus deals on offer from the big antivirus brands.

Current antivirus offers

Bitdefender range

Bitdefender Antivirus Plus | $28 per year (was $69.99, save $42)

We think this is the best antivirus package money can buy for your Windows PC, with plenty of bang for your buck. It’s quite accurate when it comes to virus detection and effectively blocks access to malicious sites. It also has a password manager which auto-completes credit card details and can be used across three devices.View Deal

Bitdefender Total Security | $47.99 per year (was $119.99, save $72)

If you’re family uses devices ranging across Windows, macOS, Android and iOS, this complete package will protect them all. You’ll be able to protect up to five devices and get set up parental controls for any machine your kids use.View Deal

Bitdefender Internet Security | $40 per year (was $99.99, save $60)

Exclusively for Windows PCs, this solution adds to the Bitdefender Antivirus Plus package with a parental advisor, making it a great package for families with young children. It covers up to three devices and offers the usual anti-spam filters, firewall and file encryption features.View Deal

Bitdefender Antivirus for Mac | $39.98 per year (was $69.99, save $30)

For those who are locked into Apple’s ecosystem and don’t own a Windows machine, then this might be the best option for you. You can protect up to three macOS devices and protect yourself from ransomware attacks and block adware with this solution.View Deal

Bitdefender Small Office Security | $129.98 (was $199.99, save $70)

Own a small business? The solution you need will be slightly different to what a home-use PC will require and Bitdefender has you covered with 35% off on the Small Office Security package. You can protect up to 10 machines running Windows, macOS, Android or iOS, and keep your system from being exploited by vulnerabilities.View Deal

McAfee range

McAfee Total Protection | from $29.95 per year (was $84.95, save $55)

One of the more popular names when it comes to antivirus solutions, McAfee has a similar package to Bitdefender’s Total Security, but for a cheaper price. If you use just the one device, then all you pay for an annual licence is $29.95, but it’s under $40 to cover up to three machines. Need to keep more devices protected? The McAfee Total Protection subscription for up to 10 devices is only $86.95.View Deal

McAfee Antivirus Plus | from $19.95 per year (was $99.95, save $80)

This package will protect any Windows or macOS machine or any Android and iOS device, with a firewall, anti-spam filter and more. If you need it for just a single device, there’s plenty of bang for buck here, costing you just under $20 a year. However, if you take it up to 10 devices, that’s $99.95 for the package.View Deal

Panda Security range

Panda Dome Advanced | $47.79 per year (was $82.99, save $35.20)

For 40% off, you get virus and ransomware protection, a filter for malicious websites and the ability to safely shop and bank online. There’s also a VPN for anonymous browsing and parental controls. This price, though, only protects a single PC.View Deal

Panda Dome Essential Antivirus | $35.39 per year (was $58.99, save $23.60)

This is a more basic solution as compared to Panda Dome Advanced, but protects you with a firewall, works on both Windows and Mac machines, or on smartphones. The only difference between the two is that the Essential package doesn’t come with parental controls.View Deal

Trend Micro range

Trend Micro Maximum Security | from $79.95 per year (was $87.95, save $8)

It’s one of the more expensive options available, but you get complete protection against ransomware and viruses, plus adds a password manager and parental controls for all your devices, including mobiles. There are three licences available for this package and we’d recommend you opt for the 6-device Best solution for $99.95 per year, saving you $43. 

Until June 30, though, TechRadar readers get an exclusive offer a further 10% off on new subscriptions by using the code ENJOY10FUTURE at checkout, bringing the cost of the annual licence down to $90 for 6 devices.View Deal

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Trend Micro Antivirus for Mac | from $49.95 per year (was $54.95, save $5)

Like most other brands, Trend Micro also caters to macOS users exclusively. The Antivirus for Mac package offers similar safeguards as the Maximum Security package, but the basic licence doesn’t cover mobile devices. For those looking to maximise on the savings, we’d recommend the 6-device $149.95 a year subscription as it adds protection for mobile devices and provides additional benefits like virus removal and health checks, along with saving you $70.

Trend Micro is offering TechRadar readers an exclusive offer of a further 10% off the above price until June 30 with the use of the checkout code ENJOY10FUTURE.View Deal

Other recommendations

Kaspersky range

Kaspersky Total Security | $89.97 per year (was $149.95, 40% off)

While you can purchase a yearly subscription to a single device licence for $50.95, you’ll get the most out of the 5-device option with 40% off. That way you can protect all the devices you and your family use, be they macOS, Windows or mobile. In case you’re not sure whether this solution is for you, there is a 30-day trial period.View Deal

Kaspersky Internet Security | $77.97 per year (was $129.95, 40% off)

If you’re someone who spends a lot of time online shopping or socialising, this may be a good solution for you. It keeps your personal information safe, protects your online privacy and keeps viruses and ransomware at bay. There are a few licences to choose from, but our recommendation would be the 5-device one which shaves 40% off the usual price.View Deal

Do you need antivirus?

It’s the digitally connected age – everyone uses at least one electronic device (most have multiple) to communicate with the wider world, be it a laptop, a desktop PC or a mobile phone. We use them to send and receive emails, shop online and stay in touch via social media. As a result there’s a staggering amount of data going through our devices, including personal and financial information.

It’s a veritable smorgasbord of targets for cyber criminals looking to steal this data and, let’s face it, we’re nowhere near controlling the threat from the hackers plaguing the internet. In fact, cyber crime has grown each year, and when you add all that up, it means that it's more important than ever to protect our computers and mobile phones.

While being aware of the threat is an important factor in reducing the chance of getting infected, even the most wary users can still inadvertently find themselves infected. And, if you're part of a multi-device household that includes users of varying technological savvy, then protecting all your devices with one subscription is a worthwhile investment.

Today's commercial antivirus suites offer the most thorough levels of protection you can buy and typically bundle in both multi-device and multiplatform support, so they'll shield not just your Windows PCs, but Apple Macs, Android handsets and iPhones, or tablets too.