Don’t scrimp on security – These are the best top-of-the-range antivirus software bundles you can buy in 2018.

In the kind of tech environment we live in, it’s almost unthinkable to willfully leave your network and computers vulnerable to a cyberattack. Experts report that 89% of all emails sent and received contain malware, and user-downloaded viruses are responsible for up to five million attacks every day.

But there’s another data point that can’t be overlooked: according to noted expert Brandon Gaille, fake antivirus programs account for 15% of all malware. Yes, that popup box that tells you the computer is already infected (you know, the one your mom keeps clicking on every single time, no matter how often you tell her not to do that)—gasp!—installs malware on your computer. Of course, fake tech support scams that offer to “clean” your computer of alleged threats just steal your money and access to your files.

Why do I need an antivirus bundle?

It’s not just about antivirus. With the ever-increasing number of cyber attacks taking place across the globe every day, we think it’s more important than ever to invest in your PC security. These bundles don’t just provide a premium antivirus – you get the whole package. From password protectors to secure file storage, security worries are a thing of the past.

But how do I know which antivirus bundle is right for me?

Don’t worry, we got you. We found the 5 best antivirus software bundles of the year, and we even put them into this handy table to help you choose.

Panda Dome Premium
Avira
Avast Ultimate bundle
kaspersky total security
Product
Panda Dome Premium
Avira Prime
Avast Ultimate
Kaspersky Total Security
Malwarebytes Premium
Rating
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Price
From £7.44/month
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£7.17/month
From £6.67/month
From £2.33/month
From   £1.87/month
Free Version

30-day trial

Best Feature

Powerful protection and premium unlimited VPN included
All-in-one access to flexible, premium services across your devices
All of Avast's premium products in one discounted bundle
Start with a basic bundle and only choose the add-ons you need
Outstanding, four-layer protection against high-level cyber threats
Devices covered
Up to 10 or unlimited
Up to 25
Up to 5
Up to 10
1 per purchase
Supported OS*
Windows, Mac, Android, iOS
Windows, Mac, Android, iOS
Windows, Mac, Android, iOS
Windows, Mac, Android, iOS
Windows, Mac, Android, iOS
Password Manager

Add-on

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File Backup
20GB cloud storage

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Parental Controls

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VPN

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Add-ons available

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Moneyback Guarantee

30 days

30 days

30 days

14 days

30 days
24/7 Tech Support

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*Please note: Not all features are necessarily available for all devices.

panda dome premium

Panda Dome Premium – Reliable security with a bunch of added features and unlimited VPN included

Panda Dome Premium

✅ Premium unlimited VPN included
✅ WiFi network protection
✅ 20GB cloud storage

🗙 Not all features are available on all devices

Panda is no stranger to the antivirus and anti-malware front, but with the addition of new features like a strong VPN, the name has changed to the more encompassing Panda Dome. As one of the best truly free AV titles (premium pricing unlocks more features, but the free account remains free for the life of the account), it quickly became a worldwide favorite.

The first thing users should know is Panda was the only AV title with a 100% virus detection rate in a field test by AV-Comparatives. This software blocks all known threats, including ransomware, while also helping keep tabs on your parental control and social media privacy settings, ensuring safe banking and shopping protection, and more.

Pricing – See latest offers

  • 1 month plan = £9.99 per month
  • 1 year plan = £7.44 per month (Save 25%)

Download Panda Dome Premium for Windows | Download Panda Dome Premium for Mac

 

Avira Antivirus Pro

Avira Prime – All-in-one access to flexible, premium services across your devices

Avira Prime

✅ Protect up to 25 devices across your household
✅ Great add-on features available
✅ Includes software updater and system speed-up software

🗙 Not all features are available on all devices

As AV software goes, this one prices and downloads a lot more like an app than a strictly-PC title. With coverage for up to five devices simultaneously across multiple platforms and fair-use installation on up to 25 devices, there’s no reason to leave anything you use unprotected.

If there was a single feature to pinpoint about Avira that makes it stand out from its competitors, it’s the “you bought it, you get it” approach to doing business. As part of its company model, any new innovation or need that comes along in the future of digital is already paid for when you buy your download. Whether it’s a new patch or new coverage for an as-of-yet unreleased threat, you’re a subscriber so you’re good to go.

For Avira’s unbelievably low price, users get the full AV protection and a solid VPN, regardless of whether they’re using Windows, Mac, Android, or iOS. Windows and Android users can take advantage of a few other key features as well, like App Protection, Software Updater, and System Speed Up.

Pricing – See latest offers

  • 5 devices for 1 month = £8.99 per month
  • 5 devices for 1 year = £7.17 per month
  • Unlimited devices for 1 month = £10.99 per month
  • Unlimited devices for 1 year = £9.42 per month

Download Avira Prime for Windows | Download Avira Prime for Mac

Avast Ultimate

Avast Ultimate – Get all of Avast’s premium products in one ultimate bundle

Avast Ultimate

 

✅ Four premium Avast products included
✅ Non-evasive scanning
✅ 50% discount when buying the bundle instead of individual products

🗙 Passwords and bundle unavailable for Mac

If you’re able to discern how a virus is likely to infect your computer, that can help you when choosing an AV title. Avast Ultimate’s most widely praised feature just might be its browser plug-in that blocks harmful websites. On top of that, it has a broad network of crowdsourced white list options, meaning websites get cleared for uninterrupted use all the time, whether you’ve tried visiting them or not.

Avast’s Ultimate bundle includes four of its best products; Premier antivirus, SecureLine VPN, Passwords Premium, and Cleanup Premium, so you know you’re getting all of Avast’s very best products in one handy bundle. One of its better features is a non-invasive scanning process. Some AV software even goes to lengths to warn you that a full scan can require significant time and slow things down somewhat, but Avast’s scanning has very little impact on functionality.

Avast Premier antivirus and Cleanup Premium covers one PC, though Passwords Premium and SecureLine VPN cover up to 5 devices. Unfortunately, Passwords and therefore the bundle are unavailable to download for Mac, but you can still get a premium antivirus, Cleanup Pro and SecureLine VPN for Mac.

Pricing – See latest offers

  • 1 year plan = £7.50 per month
  • 2 year plan = £6.87 per month
  • 3 year plan = £6.67 per month

Download Avast Ultimate for Windows | Download Avast Security Pro for Mac

Kaspersky Total Security 1

Kaspersky Total Security – Start with a basic bundle and keep costs low by only choosing the add-ons you need

Kaspersky Total Security

✅ Only purchase the tools you need
✅ File backup and secure encryption
✅ Adds extra security when you shop on PC or Mac

🗙 Not all features are available on all devices

All spying accusations aside, there’s little doubt that Kaspersky Lab is one of the world’s most recognized digital security software titles. Yes, the US government banned the company’s products after allegations that Kaspersky operatives were using it for hacking government computers, which also prompted retailers like Best Buy to take the software off their shelves. But that doesn’t change Kaspersky’s capabilities for those consumers for whom that isn’t a concern.

Like some other developers, Kaspersky’s solid protection is doled out via a “cafeteria plan” for both home users and businesses. That means you only purchase the tools you need for the number of devices you want to protect, rather than putting up with a one-size-fits-all model, which is why the starting price is much lower than its competitors. The basic features included are antivirus, safe money, parental controls, password manager, and file backup and encryption, but there are plenty of add-ons to choose from. The software also protects multiple simultaneous devices, including Windows, Mac, and mobile.

Pricing – See latest offers

  • 1 device for 1 year = £2.33 per month
  • 3 devices for 1 year = £2.92 per month
  • 5 devices for 1 year = £3.50 per month

Download Kaspersky Total Security for Windows | Download Kaspersky Total Security for Mac

Malwarebytes Premium AV

Malwarebytes Premium – a bundle of powerful protection tools to stop advanced cyber threats in their tracks

Malwarebytes Premium

✅ Outstanding protection from high-level security threats
✅ Fast scanning feature
✅ Powerful file and browser protection

🗙 Limited features

A handful of companies have long-standing reputations in computer security, and Malwarebytes might be one of the most recognized. More than just an antivirus title, it offers real-time protection against worms, rogues, dialers, trojans, rootkits, spyware, exploits, bots, and other malware, as well as the removal tool you need to get rid of any threats that make their way through.

Malwarebytes Premium is more than just antivirus. In fact, it’s not even truly an antivirus at all. The bundle includes four powerful tools to protect your device; an anti-malware function, the ability to block ransomware in order to prevent it from taking hold, a vulnerability blocker, and a feature that prevents you from being targeted by malicious websites. These four modules work together to prevent and clean both recognized and as-of-yet unknown threats.

Although it’s not technically an antivirus, it bundles some of the best, most powerful protection features for your device that money can buy, so advanced cyberattacks won’t need to worry you anymore. Unfortunately, the iOS app is only available in the US, but PC, Mac and Android protection is available for everyone (at an additional cost).

Pricing – See latest offers

  • 1 PC for 1 year = £2.50 per month
  • 1 PC for 2 years = £1.87 per month (Save 25%)

Download Malwarebytes Premium for Windows | Download Malwarebytes Premium for Mac

Conclusion

It’s time to take security seriously, and these premium antivirus bundles promise to do just that. With a range of features to suit your needs (and budget!), there’s an antivirus bundle for everyone.

If you’re new to this whole cybersecurity-business, start with the basics and check out the beginner’s guide to malware, viruses and spyware online.