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Best antivirus deals in October 2020

Antivirus deals
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Many of the best antivirus makers, including Bitdefender, Kaspersky, McAfee, Norton, Sophos and Trend Micro have great deals for you this month.  And Amazon is offering fantastic prices on at least two of those brands for Prime Day, Oct. 13 and 14.

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

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

Bitdefender Antivirus Plus: was $39.99 now $9.99 @Best Buy
There's no better choice for entry-level antivirus software, and right now it's steeply marked down at Best Buy. The discount covers your first year of service for one Windows PC.View Deal

McAfee Total Protection: was $89.99 now $19.99 @McAfee
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. View Deal

Norton 360 Deluxe: was $89.99 now $34.99 @Amazon
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.View Deal

Trend Micro Maximum Security: was $89.95 now $39.95 @Trend Micro
Trend Micro's premium suite has excellent protection and a ton of features for five devices. It's marked down by up to 55%.View Deal

Sophos Home Premium: was $60 now $45 @Sophos
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 $45. View Deal

Kaspersky Total Security: was $99.99 now $49.99 @Kaspersky
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.View Deal