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Internet security keeps your passwords and logins safe, so you never have to worry about someone gaining access to your online banking, social network, emails, or anything else. If you manage to accidentally download something infected with a virus, internet security removes the threat to keep your computer running as it should.
Even when you're savvy enough to keep yourself safe online, sometimes the littles one need some guidance. Parental control options let you block dangerous or inappropriate sites, making it easier to supervise your children's internet activity.
Remember that it's not just your PC that connects to the internet, which is why we offer internet security for all your connected devices - such as tablets and smartphones - in a single package for great-value family security.
Office 2019 includes the three most well-known Office apps - Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. A one-time purchase lets you install all three and use them forever.
Office 365 is a new version of Office that works on a yearly subscription. You'll always have the most up-to-date versions of the Office apps, which also includes Outlook, Publisher, and Access.
There's 1 TB of online Cloud storage included, so you can access all your files from anywhere. You'll even be able to work on your documents on different devices, as the Office apps are compatible with Macs, tablets, and smartphones.
If you're going to use Office at work, the Business versions include additional tools like Outlook, OneNote, and Access. And with Business Premium you'll also have Exchange and SharePoint, so you can meet every need your business has.
Rather than waiting for a delivery, you can have any new software downloaded in minutes. You'll have access to your new software right away, and if you don't need it right now you can download it at a later time that works for you. You also don't need to use a CD for installation, so if your laptop doesn't have a DVD drive, you can still install the software.
All your software will be securely kept on your account too, so if you need to wipe or replace your computer you can re-download your software again. You'll be doing your bit for the environment too, as downloading means there won't be any discs, packaging, or delivery.
Software is often available as different versions for different operating systems. You should always check the version you're getting, because if you buy the Mac version it might not be compatible with a Windows PC, and there are sometimes different versions for mobile devices as well.
We list the compatibility for each product, so it’s easy to find the right one.
Each program will have a set of requirements your computer or phone must meet in order to run it correctly. This can be anything from processor speed, to operating system, or even the RAM.
We list the minimum requirements on the product page, and for most you won't need more than an up-to-date version of Windows or Apple's operating system. However, it’s worth being more careful with design and creative software, as they tend to have higher requirements.
All software comes with a licence that specifies how many devices it can be downloaded onto, and how long the licence lasts. Office software typically has a lifetime licence for one person, while internet security can often be downloaded on a whole family's devices but needs to be renewed every year.
We recommend that you check the licence restrictions on every piece of software you buy.
While most software can used by anyone with a little practice, some specialised programs require more experience or knowledge of the subject matter. So if you're an imaging whiz, you can find the most complex image editing programs to let your creativity run wild.
You can read the product description to get a general idea of the level required, but a reliable rule is the more expensive the software, the more experience you need to be able to use it.
Whether you have a laptop, computer, tablet or smartphone, Currys has a wide selection of antivirus software to keep you safe online. Our internet security software works across a range of different devices, so you can get antivirus programs running on everything you use.
Connecting to the internet can put your device at risk. Without the right security in place, spyware, malware and spam can infiltrate your computer and play havoc with your device. Antivirus software acts as a robust security mechanism against these online threats, protecting you from fraudsters and hackers looking to steal your personal information.
Install internet security software on your computer and you’ll be able to surf, shop or bank online, in full confidence your information is safe and secure. It also gives you and your family privacy when using your device online.
If you’re looking for internet security for your office, we have a great selection of business software that’ll keep your files and data safe. With our Norton or McAfee antivirus software you get protection on up to 10 devices, making it a great-value option for any business.