Computer software for the PC and Apple Mac including security, anti-virus, home office, leisure and reference programmes. See also 'Computer Games' page for gaming software.
Small range of software, some hard to find elsewhere, specialising in CAD, sound and other office and multimedia software.
Buy online or reserve online collect from a Currys shop. Prices are usually good for one or two promoted products but very small selection.
Once an independent IT retailer, now a part of BT. A very good range of software, most of it in stock but prices can be beaten.
Internet security including anti-virus with an option for online backup of your important files. Free online virus check before you decide whether to buy
Frequently recommended by experts as the most effictive internet security package. Check their web site for offers such as free trial
Best known for anti-virus software but also offer firewall, spam killer, privacy services, anti spyware and quickclean
Same group as Dixons, Currys and PCWorld. Much larger range of software than in the group's shops including design, imaging and development
Wide range of software including accounting and other professional as well as the normal office and security.
Not a huge range but some novel titles including a selection of music, design and other home leisure titles.
Sometimes good software deals on a few titles, otherwise quite a narrow range and most prices beatable. Order online for delivery or reserve online and collect from a store.
Mostly internet security and high value professional titles not seen elsewhere. A good range of Mac software.
TuneUp utilities is regarded as the best optimisation tool for Windows. Clears wasted disc space, cleans and fixes registry etc.One-click or autorun. 30 days free trial.
Most new computers come with some software, but much of it will be trial programmes that need to be paid for and licensed within a few months. This is especially true of essential internet security software. Renewing 'free' trial software can be expensive, but search a few of these suppliers for brand new versions of the same or similar software for a fraction of the price.
Most of the shops on this page retail internet security, anti-virus and home office software and programmes that will be familiar to regular computer users.
For more specialist software look to the direct suppliers. TuneUp, for example, sell a utility suite that is commended by most commentators as one of the best clean-up programmes on the market.