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Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
out of 629 votes out of 4 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    18.0
  • Total Downloads:
    13,142,189
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 28, 2016
  • Price:
    Free; paid upgrade available; $35.19 to buy (Buy it now)
  • File Size:
    1.89MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    47,243
  • 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

    4.0

    out of 4 votes

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

    3.7

    out of 629 votes

    • 5 star 280
    • 4 star 135
    • 3 star 48
    • 2 star 51
    • 1 star 115
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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 18.0
  • New UI completely redesigned.
  • Improved subscription and device management integrated in the product. Users can manage their subscriptions and their anti-theft protection (My Devices area) from their products.
  • Fully compatible with the new Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
  • Engine improvements for better protection and performance.
  • Other improvements requested by Panda Community.
General
Publisher Panda Security
Publisher web site http://www.pandasecurity.com
Release Date October 28, 2016
Date Added October 28, 2016
Version 18.0
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.89MB
File Name PANDAFREEAV.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 13,142,189
Downloads Last Week 47,243
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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