• Everyone is focused on the novel coronavirus outbreak, which continues to spread across the United States and around the world.
  • Another kind of virus is becoming more prevalent as well now that so many people were caught off guard and now need to work from home.
  • We’re of course talking about computer viruses, and Amazon is running a fantastic one-day sale on Wednesday that slashes the price of McAfee Total Protection from $80 to just $16.99.
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It will be months if not a year before we can fully assess the impact of the novel coronavirus pandemic. In the near term though, the devastating virus has already completely upended our way of life. People across the country are being asked to self-quarantine and practice social distancing in order to slow the spread of the potentially deadly COVID-19 virus.

In hot zones like New York, New Jersey, and California, local governments are doing more than just asking. All people other than essential workers like healthcare professionals and people who work in the food industry are on lockdown. That means working from home or taking classes from home for many people, which they’re not used to doing. For hackers, that means a giant wave of new people to target with computer viruses and other malware.

If you find yourself ill-prepared to deal with the increasing threat from viruses as you work from home, Amazon is running a fantastic deal on Wednesday on a one-stop-shop solution that will protect your computer from viruses and provide internet security while you browse. McAfee Total Protection Antivirus and Internet Security is among the most popular options out there when it comes to protecting not just Windows PCs and Mac computers, but also mobile devices. Today, for one day only, you can get a full year of protection on up to three devices for just $16.99. McAfee antivirus software is already a great value at its normal price of $80 a year, so this is definitely a terrific deal.

Here are the key details from Amazon’s product page:

  • AWARD-WINNING ANTIVIRUS SOFTWARE: Combats malware, hackers, would-be-fraudsters and more to protect your privacy, identity and, of course, your devices
  • SECURE BROWSING: Sidestep attacks before they happen with clear warnings of risky websites, links, and files
  • PASSWORD MANAGER: Enjoy secure and convenient access to all your logins with a browser-based password manager that generates and memorizes secure passwords for you
  • INSTANT CODE DOWNLOAD: Digital code that will be emailed to you after purchase. Go to McAfee.com/activate once you receive the email and enter the 25-digit activation code

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