Top Antivirus UK 2018 Comparison & Rating

Updated for September 2018

9.8
9.1
9.0
8.7
8.4
6.9

Bottom Line

Norton comes with the added protection you need to keep your computer running at its best.
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BullGuard offers antivirus, internet security and mobile security software. It's recommended for beginners.
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Free with purchase, enjoy over £300 worth of security add ons with TotalAV's innovative and thorough anitivrus protection.
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McAfee’s antivirus and internet security solution is highly recommended for its malware detection and removal rates.
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Bitdefender is a powerful antivirus with great features that offer protection for both desktop and mobile devices. It features strong anti-malware capabilities and an impressive spam filter.
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Avast Antivirus has both free and premium antivirus software to protect PC, Mac, iOS, and Android devices against threats.
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Pros

  • Malicious URL blocking
  • 100% malware detection
  • Not resource heavy
  • Impressive malware removal
  • Above-average antiphishing
  • Easy to use
  • Optimizes performance
  • Excellent malware blocking
  • Enhanced firewall
  • Doesn't affect performance
  • Accurate spam filter
  • Intuitive interface
  • Zero impact on performance
  • Accurate spam filter
  • Powerful firewall
  • Free download
  • Automatic scanning
  • Integrated password manager

Cons

  • Parental controls not included
  • Customer support lacking
  • Complicated setup
  • Spam filter inconsistent
  • Only Ultimate Plan includes System Booster
  • Weak phishing protection
  • Can impact performance
  • Sporadic pop-ups
  • Slow full system scan
  • No network scanner
  • Slow scanning
  • Low detection for new malware

Operating Systems

Windows Vista

Windows XP

Windows 2000

Windows 10

Windows 8

Windows 7

MAC OS x

iOS

Android

Linux/Unix

Pricing Features

Free trial

Money back guarantee

Plans

Standard

Deluxe

Premium

BullGuard Antivirus

BullGuard Premium Protection

Bullguard Internet Security

Essential Antivirus

Pro Antivirus

Ultimate Antivirus

AntiVirus Plus

McAfee Internet Security 2016

McAfee Total Protection

McAfee LiveSafe

Antivirus Plus 2015

Internet Security 2015

Total Security 2015

Free

3 Year Protection, 1 PC

3 Year Protection, 1 PC - Premium

3 Year Protection, 3 PC - Premium

3 Year Protection, 10 PC

Price per year

£19.99
£29.99
£39.99
£19.96
£20.99
£24.98
£19.95
£49.95
£69.95
£24.50
£28.98
£34.40
£89.99
£29.95
£39.95
£49.95
Free
$79.99
$139.99
$179.99
$279.99

Licence Duration

1 year
1 year
1 year
1 year
1 year
1 year
1 year
1 year
1 year
1 year
1 year
1 year
1 year
1 year
1 year
1 year
Unlimited
3 years
3 years
3 years
3 years

Number Of Computers

1
5
10
1
3
3
3
3
3
Unlimited
Unlimited
Unlimited
1
3
3
None
1
1
10
1
1

Anti-Ransomware

Disk Cleaner

Duplicates Removal

Mobile security (for both Android and iOS)

PC Tune-Up

Real-time protection

Start-Up Guard

System Booster

Virus Removal

Anti-spam

Anti-spyware

Anti-adware

Anti-malware

Real-time protection

Email protection

Firewall

Wi-Fi protection

Parental control

Identity protection

Supports Mac


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