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Best antivirus deals in February 2021

Antivirus deals
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Many of the best antivirus makers, including Bitdefender, ESET, Kaspersky, McAfee, Norton, Sophos and Trend Micro have great deals for you this month. 

We've got several of the best here, tailored to different needs. If you're a Windows user without small children, Bitdefender Antivirus Plus (opens in new tab) might be the perfect thing for you. If you do have kids and want a jack-of-all-trades package, try Norton 360 Deluxe (opens in new tab).  

Power users with many devices on different platforms should opt for Kaspersky Total Security (opens in new tab),  McAfee Total Protection (opens in new tab), Sophos Home Premium (opens in new tab) or Trend Micro Maximum Security (opens in new tab). All of these packages offer excellent protection against malware on Windows and macOS, and most throw in Android and iOS software as well.  

Best antivirus deals right now

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McAfee Total Protection: was $90 now $19 @ McAfee (opens in new tab)
This amazing deal on McAfee's flagship antivirus software gets you one year of protection for up to three PCs, Macs or Android or iOS devices. You'll also get a password manager and file encryption. 

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Norton 360 Deluxe: was $89 now $29 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Antivirus software doesn't get much better than Norton 360 Deluxe, and you shouldn't pass up this offer. This package gets you protection for up to 5 PCs, Macs and Android or iOS devices, plus an unlimited VPN, LifeLock dark-web monitoring of your personal data and 50GB of cloud-backup storage.

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Trend Micro Maximum Security: now $39 @ Trend Micro (opens in new tab)
Trend Micro's premium suite has excellent protection and a ton of features for five devices. It's marked down by 55%, from $90 to just $39.95.

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Kaspersky Total Security: was $99 now $49 @ Newegg (opens in new tab)
Kaspersky Total Security combines excellent malware protection with a truckload of useful extra features, including a VPN client and backup software. It covers five or 10 PCs, Macs and mobile devices.

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ESET Smart Security Premium: was $59 now $41 @ ESET (opens in new tab)
One of the top antivirus vendors in Europe, ESET offers fast scans, a small system-performance impact and a generous supply of useful extra features. For the moment, you can get ESET Smart Security Premium for one PC or Mac for $41. 

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Sophos Home Premium: was $60 now $41 @ Sophos (opens in new tab)
Sophos is well known in the enterprise security market, but its consumer antivirus products are fast, efficient and affordable. This month, you can get Sophos Home for up to 10 Macs or PCs for one year for just $41. 

Paul Wagenseil is a senior editor at Tom's Guide focused on security and privacy. He has also been a dishwasher, fry cook, long-haul driver, code monkey and video editor. He's been rooting around in the information-security space for more than 15 years at, SecurityNewsDaily, TechNewsDaily and Tom's Guide, has presented talks at the ShmooCon, DerbyCon and BSides Las Vegas hacker conferences, shown up in random TV news spots and even moderated a panel discussion at the CEDIA home-technology conference. You can follow his rants on Twitter at @snd_wagenseil.