Panda Free Antivirus

Panda Free Antivirus

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 573 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    15.1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    6,769,592
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 13, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.56MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    79,105
  • 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

    3.7

    out of 15 votes

    • 5 star 9
    • 4 star 0
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 3
  • All Versions

    3.6

    out of 573 votes

    • 5 star 251
    • 4 star 124
    • 3 star 44
    • 2 star 46
    • 1 star 108
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5 stars

"Excellent free AV."

May 17, 2015  |  By kentfelks12

 |  Version: Panda Free Antivirus 15.1.0

Pros

This ...I find is a ace free AV. I personally think it should be ahead of AVG FREE ....I switched to it long ago and have not looked back since. Some one mentioned Avg pegs it as a trogan.....well it is no doubt a false positive on AVG 's part.....anyone knows you should not have two anti viruses at on your PC at same time?? I run Panda along side with malewarebytes and superantispyware for added protection and have had no probs whatsoever....panda has picked up and gotten rid of unwanted apps without any problem....I think this AV is highly underrated.....Avast may have the a slight edge on Panda.......but as Isaid Panda runs well with other security apps...

Cons

none that I have seen

Summary

Said it all above

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5 stars

"Simple,effective,free."

May 12, 2015  |  By Smoaky

 |  Version: Panda Free Antivirus 15.1.0

Pros

Updates automatically and frequently from the cloud.
No annoying pop-ups to get you to buy the paid version,(you just have to turn off "panda news") under "settings" and scroll down to bottom, tick the box to "off "
Very light on resources, does not slow down PC upon start-up or at any other time during PC usage.

Cons

It would be great to have a widget on the main screen that shows you the last virus update performed.
And also a small notification box above the Panda icon upon completing virus update would be helpful.

Summary

After using Avast for over 12 years on all my computers, I have switched to Panda.
Avast's newer versions have become more noisy and continually nags you about things that are not needed or want to use.
Avast has also stopped you from turning off these annoying pop-ups in the FREE version. Booooo
Panda will be on all my (and my clients) machines in the future.
Thanks Panda for being very user friendly !!

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2 stars

"SLOW Scans and it blocked many things with NO message"

May 09, 2015  |  By txbd75

 |  Version: Panda Free Antivirus 15.1.0

Pros

Free, that's about it

Cons

It blocks programs without warning or messages. It blocked my scanner with any warning or message. I'm continually turning it off to see if a problem goes away - and it does. Its way too much trouble and I don't need the grief...

Summary

Find something, anything else to install

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5 stars

"BEST ANTIVIRUS FOR GAMING 10/10"

May 07, 2015  |  By Silviu Iulian

 |  Version: Panda Free Antivirus 15.1.0

Pros

Simple,fast,lovely on resources and amazing when comes to gaming.
Did i ever told you that its fast hmmm its blazing fast.

Cons

Does not make your breakfast ;)

Summary

It's not AVAST yaaay

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1 stars

"Worked in 2012 but not anymore"

April 11, 2015  |  By scrabtree

 |  Version: Panda Free Antivirus 15.1.0

Pros

Used to work well. I liked that it was always automatically up to date using cloud based virus definitions. But...

Cons

.. it stopped working. Everytime I would restart my computer Panda would stop working after a few minutes. It was locked up until I restarted PC again, but then stopped working every single restart. So I replaced it with free AV from my ISP and that scan found 3 viruses/trojans. I suspect they were deactivating Panda. I sought help through support forums only to find many others with this problem and many others. Frustration abounds at feeling ignored by this company. That's too bad, I used to like them.

Summary

This used to be a decent product, but I can't trust it anymore.

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1 stars

"AVG blocks installation of Panda due to Trojan"

April 06, 2015  |  By stevemclemore

 |  Version: Panda Free Antivirus 15.1.0

Pros

None. I haven't been able to install Panda Free Antivirus yet.

Cons

I have tried a couple of times to download and install Panda Free Antivirus. Every time I try to install the software, my AVG Antivirus Program blocks the installation and warns me that it has detected Malsign.generic.317 in the program. Malsign.generic.317 is a Trojan

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5 stars

"Excellent Antivirus"

April 04, 2015  |  By boxturtle4

 |  Version: Panda Free Antivirus 15.1.0

Pros

Fast, easy to use, works in the background and you don't even know it is there.

Cons

Have been using it for awhile with no problems.

Summary

I use Avast on 4 my computers. I was having trouble with one of my computers loosing hard drive space each time I turned it on. I switched to Panda and stopped loosing my hard drive space. Reviewers complain about programs they don't want downloading with the Panda download. You need to click on "custom download" not "standard download" to opt out of these downloads.

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5 stars

"Like it better every day"

April 01, 2015  |  By BucholzBenestad

 |  Version: Panda Free Antivirus 15.1.0

Pros

Free. Simple to use and setup. Effective

Cons

None, does what i want

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3 stars

"Does well but too complicated."

March 30, 2015  |  By Xaja60

 |  Version: Panda Free Antivirus 15.1.0

Pros

Does everything it says it will do.

Cons

Too complicated for the average user.

Summary

Good for advanced computer users.

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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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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 April 30, 2015
Date Added March 13, 2015
Version 15.1.0
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.56MB
File Name PANDAFREEAV.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 6,769,592
Downloads Last Week 79,105
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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