Panda Free Antivirus

Panda Free Antivirus

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 564 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    15.1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    6,247,565
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 13, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.56MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    57,363
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Panda Free Antivirus is fast and free, boasts the top score in real-world protection, and offers a USB drive cleaner.

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

Bottom Line

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.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.8

    out of 6 votes

    • 5 star 4
    • 4 star 0
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    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 1
  • All Versions

    3.6

    out of 564 votes

    • 5 star 246
    • 4 star 124
    • 3 star 43
    • 2 star 45
    • 1 star 106
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5 stars

"Good a product!"

March 23, 2015  |  By KevanBurgoon

 |  Version: Panda Free Antivirus 15.1.0

Pros

Flawless performance

Cons

None I can think of.

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2 stars

"Causes Blue Screen of Death in Win 7"

March 21, 2015  |  By dexteriot

 |  Version: Panda Free Antivirus 15.1.0

Pros

Free, easy to use, easy on resources, fast

Cons

causes the blue screen of death, its been working fine for several months now, but since last week it crashed my pc 5 times. after downloading WhoCrashed which analyzed the dump files 5 out 5 cases Panda was pointed out as the culprit. Too bad, its a nice program otherwise

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5 stars

"Best of all of them"

March 19, 2015  |  By fredg06

 |  Version: Panda Free Antivirus 15.1.0

Pros

Uses much less resources than Avast and AVG free. Updates whenever there are new antivirus updates.
Runs a scheduled scan at 2 am, twice a week., but can be set for any days, anytime.

Cons

None known as yet.

Summary

I use a 2000 Dell computer tower, xp, with sp3, internet explorer 8, and opera 12.
Panda is great, and have had no problems whatsoever. When installing, if you don't want a bundled bunch of software programs added in with it, then click on "Advanced", "Custom" or "Decline" when asked for other software. I have had no problems with an installing free programs.
Simply READ what you are clicking on before you click!

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5 stars

"So far so good"

March 19, 2015  |  By karakteran

 |  Version: Panda Free Antivirus 15.1.0

Pros

after new version of avast free messed up my wireless connection (grime fighter?) moved to panda free.
works invisibly, no impact on pc performance, it updates automaticaly every 20-40 minutes without even notice it.
after fresh reinstall of windows 7 no signs of malware, critical areas scan went fine and quick (3 min).

Cons

ugly GUI (don't like black color).

Summary

have to wait few more days to see how it is going to perform in various situations.
silent av, no pop up, simple interface, ask almost zero confguration.

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1 stars

"Don't install!"

March 16, 2015  |  By tomplichta

 |  Version: Panda Free Antivirus 15.1.0

Pros

Would probably be good if it worked.

Cons

Completely bricked my computer! Understand that it was only a "few" users who were affected before the problem was corrected, but if you're one of the ones whose computer was trashed it was not a pleasant experience

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5 stars

"Best free antivirus program"

March 13, 2015  |  By SibTiger

 |  Version: Panda Free Antivirus 15.1.0

Pros

One of the highest detection rates.
Light on resources. Doesn't slow down computer day to day.
Unobtrusive and non-invasive. Works invisibly.

Cons

By default it sets Yahoo as search engine and start page, and installs Panda Security Toolbar. All three are not needed.
System scans aren't the fastest.

Summary

I've used them all, and Panda is hands-down the best.
Installation notes:
When installing, uncheck all three boxes / options to keep it from taking over your browser. After installation, "edit" the launch screen / menu and remove "Firewall" (which always shows "off" to push to the paid edition) and remove "Support." Go to settings and scroll to the bottom of "General" and turn off "Panda news." With these tweaks you will have top-tier virus protection with no nag screens for free!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 15.1.0
The new version is built on a new platform and introduces a new UI.
General
Publisher Panda Security
Publisher web site http://www.pandasecurity.com
Release Date March 08, 2015
Date Added March 13, 2015
Version 15.1.0
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.56MB
File Name PANDAFREEAV.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 6,247,565
Downloads Last Week 57,363
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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