Panda Free Antivirus is fast and free, boasts the top score in real-world protection, and offers a USB drive cleaner.
High security scores: Panda Free Antivirus scored an impressive 99.9 percent in real-world protection from AV-Comparatives, edging Bitdefender out of the top spot. Scanning in full mode took us about six minutes, which is fast for a free scanner.
Easy USB rescue setup: Panda includes a rescue USB tool that scans and removes viruses from your hard drive. The walk-through will show you how to install Panda Cloud Cleaner onto your flash drive, so that you can then boot your PC with Cloud Cleaner running.
Metro-like design: Panda Free Antivirus comes dressed like Windows 8. Each tiled module behaves similarly to the Windows 8 tile screen, complete with rearrangeable boxes and colors. Add more tools by upgrading to one of the premium versions.
Browser tampering: Panda includes some minor annoyances during installation. If you miss the opt-out prompt, your default browser search will automatically change to Yahoo, and your home page will be taken over by MyStart. You can avoid these results, but some users will still find the behavior annoying.
Panda Free Antivirus has significantly boosted its protection score. As you make your way up through the pro versions, Panda Antivirus begins offering some of the more compelling tools, like backup schedulers, and removes browser offers from the installation process. The modern, Windows-8-style look hasn't changed much from last year's appearance, though that's not necessarily a bad thing. Panda Free Antivirus doesn't offer a lot of bonus tools but is a solid release that will protect your PC.
It is lightweight as RAM utilization goes. Upgrades are automatic and transparent. The quick scan is very fast.
I didn't really see any obvious cons.
The previous (2016) version was not a cumbersome anti-virus software, as many anti-virus programs are. It's utilization of RAM has low overhead (as some reviewers above note), and yet it has provided decent protection over that time, in contrast to other products, that I have used on earlier occasions such as Comodo. It also manages the AV upgrades (which are necessary) transparently. The only reason I am reinstalling the product (after having looked again at AVG and Avast) is Oracle's (actually Sun Microsystem's) Java upgrade not only removed the old version of Java that it advised it would do, but it also removed the Panda anti-virus software (executable and all) that was apparently entangled in it from my computer. It is something to be aware of should someone do the very recent Java 8 upgrade that Oracle aggressively pushes because of "security concerns."
1-.Although panda is cloud av but its detection in offline mode is work very well.
2-good and simple UI.
3-offline package is lowest compare to other av only 55MB.
4-daily update is very low or nearly zero.
5-ram using is low
6-can disable ad.
7-no register needed.
8-low use device storage
9-antiphishing is acceptable
1-some times use high disk
2-advance setting is very simple.
i think its best free av for that pros feature that i typed.