Save up to 60% on Bitdefender antivirus, our favourite smasher of malware

Bitdefender antivirus deals
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More often than not, our online security is the last thing we think about. But given the number of scams and phishing expeditions there are these days, it should be on the top of everyone's list.

So it's good news that Bitdefender – the company that has consistently produced the best antivirus solutions for a while now – has slashed the prices of its top products by 60% for Aussies and by 50% for New Zealand users.

Whether you're a Mac user or on a Windows machine, or need something that will cover your smartphone and tablet as well as your PC, Bitdefender has something for you.

The combination of watertight tools and top-notch security features, plus the added benefit of being easy to use and, more importantly, offering really good bang for buck is what makes Bitdefender the best in the security business.

If you're a Windows user and looking for just some basic protection for your PC, then the Bitdefender Antivirus Plus is currently just AU$28 / NZ$45 for a full year and can protect up to three devices at the same time.

Bitdefender Antivirus Plus
AU price: AU$69.99 AU$28 | NZ price: NZ$89.99 NZ$45

Bitdefender Antivirus Plus
<a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="sponsored">AU price: AU$69.99 AU$28 | <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="sponsored">NZ price: NZ$89.99 NZ$45

Not only is Bitdefender's base package feature-packed, it's also straightforward to use and has very accurate malware blocking. With multi-layered protection, Bitdefender Antivirus Plus is affordable protection for your PC. Note that this price is for the first year only, and will revert to the full price of AU$70 / NZ$90 after that.

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For a bit more advanced protection for Windows PCs, there's the Bitdefender Internet Security package, and it can be yours for a little more money for a whole year. This, too, is capable of securing up to three Windows devices and has been designed for families with kids.

Bitdefender Internet Security
AU price: AU$99.99 AU$40 | NZ price: NZ$114.99 NZ$57.50

Bitdefender Internet Security
<a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="sponsored">AU price: AU$99.99 AU$40 | <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="sponsored">NZ price: NZ$114.99 NZ$57.50

Coming with the added benefit of parental controls and privacy firewalls, this antivirus software package is great value for families or for multiple account users. Again, the discounted price is only for the first year.

If you want something with a lot more going for it, then you'll be wanting the Bitdefender Total Security. While it offers a similar feature set to the other two options, it throws in protection for mobile devices as well.

Bitdefender Total Security
AU price: AU$119.99 AU$48 | NZ price: NZ$129.99 NZ$65

Bitdefender Total Security
<a href="" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="sponsored">AU price: AU$119.99 AU$48 | <a href="" data-link-merchant=""" data-link-merchant=""" target="_blank" rel="sponsored">NZ price: NZ$129.99 NZ$65

Take Bitdefender's virus protection prowess, throw in some mobile security and you have the perfect recipe for keeping Macs, Windows machines, Android devices and iOS handhelds protected, all in the one package. It covers up to five devices across computers and mobiles, and adds a basic VPN into the mix as well.

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Sharmishta Sarkar
Managing Editor (APAC)

Sharmishta is TechRadar's APAC Managing Editor and loves all things photography, something she discovered while chasing monkeys in the wilds of India (she studied to be a primatologist but has since left monkey business behind). While she's happiest with a camera in her hand, she's also an avid reader and has become a passionate proponent of ereaders, having appeared on Singaporean radio to talk about the convenience of these underrated devices. When she's not testing camera kits or the latest in e-paper tablets, she's discovering the joys and foibles of smart home gizmos. She's also the Australian Managing Editor of Digital Camera World and, if that wasn't enough, she contributes to T3 and Tom's Guide, while also working on two of Future's photography print magazines Down Under.