The best antivirus software will protect your devices from ransomware, malware, and phishing. It can also stop data breaches and spyware from damaging your personal data. However, there are a lot of packages out there and many of them cost more than you’d like to spend.

We’ve tested over 300 of them to discover the best virus protection for your budget. We’ve looked for robust and user-friendly software that will keep you safe without affecting your computer or deterring you from using it. We’ve also made sure that the software updates regularly its malware database.

Top packages come with a comprehensive set of anti-malware programs, as well as extra features like a VPN as well as password manager and parental controls. Some companies provide a dark-web monitoring service to see whether your email address, credit card data or other personal information is in the wrong hand.

Norton 360 is our winner. It offers excellent all-round security, with high malware detection rates and amazing additional features like a password manager. The service provides dark web monitoring in real-time and cloud backups.

It’s one of the few security programs available for Macs (most other options only support Windows PCs). In tests conducted by an independent lab AV Comparatives, it performed well. It’s not cheap at just PS2/month but it comes with a free trial.