For most Black Friday technology deals, you have to sacrifice something. Maybe it’s in the form of performance, such as a desktop with inferior parts. Or a laptop that uses a processor and motherboard that came out two years ago. These considerations pass most deal hunters by, as they fixate on the price and never check under the hood to see what they are really purchasing.

Antivirus applications are different, in the sense that, a) you are purchasing a software product and; b) this type of product cannot be a watered-down version of the actual product. Imagine a 4th of July car sale where they didn’t include the wheels with the vehicle- it simply would not work! The same goes for antivirus programs: it’s all or nothing.

Right now, Dell is offering a 1-year subscription to McAfee antivirus for less than $5.00. This is a tremendous value, one which is seldom seen at this price point. The price will certainly increase after your first twelve months of service- but wouldn’t the peace of mind for the next year be worth it?