Antivirus Programs for Home Use

Why protect your PC?

It is recommended that your personal computer should have some kind of antivirus program installed. Antivirus programs prevent, detect and remove viruses from your computer.

Available programs

If you have an existing antivirus program, whether free or paid for, which you are happy with, then you should continue to use that. Otherwise, the following discounted or free programs are recommended.

Discounted offers

For your PC and Mac

Kaspersky Antivirus

Software4students offers discounted offers on Kaspersky Anti-Virus. Offers include:

  • Kaspersky Anti-Virus for your PC for one year: £15.99
  • Kaspersky Anti-Virus for your Mac for one year: £19.28

To purchase:

Free alternatives

For your PC


AVG Free protects your computer against viruses and spyware.

To install:

  1. Go to the AVG website
  2. Click Download for AVG anti-virus free

Microsoft Security Essentials

Microsoft Security essentials protects your PC against viruses and spyware. It works on multiple versions of Windows, from XP to Windows 7.

Before installing please check the system requirements.

To install:

For Mac

Sophos Antivirus for Mac Home

If you have a Mac at home Sophos provides a free anti-virus. To download visit the sophos website.

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