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Antivirus software packages advice guides

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Do you need to pay for internet security software, or is a free antivirus download enough? And what if you have an Apple Mac? Our expert advice will help you locate the ideal package for your computer.

How to choose the best antivirus software

Protecting your PC or Mac from a virus or malware is easy with internet security software. Get expert advice on whether to opt for free or paid, or simply stick with Microsoft Windows 10 Security (Defender).

Best antivirus software

Discover the three best internet security software packages that Which? recommend – and whether the big names in antivirus software, such as Avast, AVG, McAfee and Norton, make the cut among our Best Buys.

Best free antivirus software

We rate free antivirus software downloads for malware protection and ease of use, so that we can tell you the top best free antivirus software suites around.

Best antivirus software for Apple Macs

We'll help to keep your Apple MacBook secure - we give a rundown of the best antivirus for Mac and tell you all about the Mac firewall.

Best password managers

Juggling all your online passwords can be a chore. A good password manager makes it easy to manage your online life securely, and protect sensitive data from scammers.

Ransomware: what it is and how to stop it

Ransomware is a nasty online threat that hijacks your computer and holds it to ransom. Learn more about the ransomware virus and how to prevent it.  

How to choose the best cloud storage service

Is it worth paying for cloud storage, or could you get away with a free service? Let us lift the fog on this popular online space saver

How we test antivirus software

Our antivirus test is seriously tough. We use thousands of strains of malware and online nasties to find the antivirus packages that are good enough to protect your computer.