Kit your computer out with the right software

What software do I need?

As a minimum you should invest in security software and antivirus software – you’ll be able to shop, browse and bank online without worrying about your personal information being taken. Internet security software also works across devices so you can protect your information on your phone and tablet too. With Norton or McAfee antivirus software you get protection on up to 20 devices, perfect for the whole family.

Depending on what you use your laptop for, you’ll also want Office software – that includes classics like Word, PowerPoint, Excel and more. If your laptop is for work, school or uni, Microsoft Office packages are pretty essential.

What’s the best graphic design software to use?


Industry professionals use Adobe software, and for good reason. Adobe Photoshop Elements is a great value program for getting creative, with all the tools you need for editing photography, creating graphic designs and loads more. And if you want to edit video, try Adobe Premiere Elements.