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Choosing the right software is a vital part of making sure your computer or mobile device will do what you want it to.

From everyday office and anti-virus programs to creative, educational and business packages, we have software to make computing fun, safe and productive.

You can have your software delivered, collect it in store or even download right from our website. Getting the programs you want and need has never been easier.

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Internet security


Internet Security is vital for keeping your computer healthy, data secure and information personal. There are different types, licences and brands, but all are designed to let you enjoy your time online with worry.

Why use internet security?

Stay safe - 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 and more.

Virus-free - If you download something infected with a virus, internet security removes the threat to keep your computer running as it should.

Brower protection - Any suspicious links posted to social media or in your browser are highlighted, so you don’t accidently click a link designed to take your personal information.

Parental control - Keep the whole family safe online by blocking content, setting time limits and monitoring usage.

Virus removal - If you’ve already got a virus on your PC or it isn’t running quite right, internet security scans your PC and removes anything that shouldn’t be there.

Available on all your devices - You can get internet security for all your household’s devices in a single package for great-value family security.

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office

Microsoft Office is used all over the world and is the go to word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software for many professionals, students and casual users alike.

Which version of Office is right for you?

Home & Student - Full versions of Word, Excel, Powerpoint and OneNote. Gives one user access for life.

Home & Business - All the same software as Home & Student along with a full version of the desktop-based email server, Outlook.

Professional - Includes everything from Home & Business plus Publisher and Access, which offer high-end publishing and database creation respectively.

Office 365

Office 365 is a subscription-based service that gives you everything from Office Professional (and a lot more), for far less initial outlay. You get the latest editions of software the second they’re released, instant updates, access to Office online from any device, and Cloud storage to easily share your files with all your devices. You can set instant online backup too, so if your device crashes, you’ll never have to start your work from scratch.

365 Personal - One user for one year. Can be installed on a computer and tablet at the same time.

365 Home - Five users for one year, on one PC, Mac or tablet each.

365 University - Two devices for four years. Requires an ‘’ education email address.



Our software downloads give you the same titles available in store instantly in your home. Just look out for downloadable versions of the software on the product page and click Buy for Download to get started.

Why download your software?

Instant access – There’s no waiting around for delivery, meaning you can access your software as soon as it’s finished downloading.

Convenient – You can buy wherever and whenever, from any device you choose and redeem your download at your convenience.

Secure – You product keys are kept securely in your account, making it easy to re-download your software if your computer needs wiping.

Flexible – Many new computers don’t come with disc drives, making downloadable software the simplest way to install programs and games.

Environmentally friendly – With no packaging, discs or delivery, downloading software is better for the environment than buying it in a package.

Things to consider when buying software

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    Software is designed to work with a specific operating system. You should always check that you’re buying the right version for your device, be it Windows, OS X or a mobile operating system.

    We list the compatibility for each product, so it’s easy to find the right one.

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    Minimal requirements

    Software features a set of requirements your computer or device must meet in order to run it correctly. We list the minimum requirements on the product page, with many being little more than an up-to-date of version of Windows or OS X. However, be careful with design and creative software, as they tend to have much higher requirements.

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    While most software can used by anyone with a little practice, some specialised programs require more experience or knowledge of the subject matter. 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 in-depth it goes.

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    Software comes with a variety of different licences, so it’s important you choose the right one. Security and anti-virus software typically needs to be renewed once a year, while other software can be purchased on automatic yearly renewal or with lifetime licences.

Shopping with Currys

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    Discover the latest technology in store

    Over 450 Currys PC World stores nationwide with expert advice and demonstrations available, plus extended opening hours making shopping even easier. Look out for a range of products available for 'take home today' in the stores.

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    Shop your way

    Its easy to shop online, with our largest range of products available to order for delivery to your home or local store, plus Reserve and Collect from your nearest store within an hour.

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    Credit options

    Spread the cost of major purchases. A range of flexible credit options is available.

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    Returns policy

    Peace of mind with our 21 day returns policy. Just return your product unopened, with your receipt and we'll exchange it for something more suitable or refund in full.

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    Free delivery

    Delivery starts from free. You can also choose next day delivery or a day and time to suit you.

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    Software installation

    To save you the hassle, we can install your new software on your existing computer and configure it for updates.

  • Virus & spyware removal

    Virus & spyware removal

    We can do a comprehensive scan on your computer to locate and remove any viruses, spyware or malware hidden on your computer.

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    From software issues to how-to advice, our team of experts at our UK based Contact Centre are on hand to take your calls, all day, every day.

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