Panda Free Antivirus

Panda Free Antivirus

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 537 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
15.0.1
File Size:
1.27MB
Date Added:
August 13, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1
Total Downloads:
4,445,718
Downloads Last Week:
65,501
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

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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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.6

    out of 537 votes

    • 5 star: 228
    • 4 star: 124
    • 3 star: 43
    • 2 star: 44
    • 1 star: 98
  • Current Version:

    3.5

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star: 2
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 5 stars

    "El más completo y rápido"

    September 12, 2014   |   By gemita56

    Version: Panda Free Antivirus 15.0.1

    Pros

    Es muy fácil de usar, rápido y ligero. Cuenta con muchas utilidades. Está en permanente actualización para proteger al máximo.

    Cons

    Quizá, los anuncios para mejorar tu versión pero es normal.

    Summary

    La mejor opción si buscas algo gratis y completo.

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  • 2 stars

    "Came with malware that couldn't be removed!!"

    September 06, 2014   |   By xixii

    Version: Panda Free Antivirus 15.0.1

    Pros

    Easy to install

    Cons

    Installed malware on my computer that couldn't be removed until I got rid of Panda.

    Summary

    I got a new windows 8 laptop a few months ago and was just using MSE until I installed an av. Read cnet's lastest 2014 comparison and they tied panda with avg for #1. I chose to install panda since I'd used avg previously and wanted to try something different. Had no issues with viruses or malware (already had malware bytes which never found anything in their scans) on my new laptop or previous one with avg installed. A few days after installing Panda av, I noticed these popups on Amazon, Target and other shopping websites with 'similar deals around the web' and links to external sites. I could not permanently remove these popups but stayed away from clicking them. I googled the issue and found it was called Superfish Window Shopper, which can give you a virus depending on where the links go. Sure enough I ran a malware bytes scan and now it found 2 issues related to Superfish. Did a quarantine and rebooted, but Superfish was still on the machine. Tried a couple more removal suggestions, but they didn't work. I then realized this started when I installed Panda, so I uninstalled and now it's gone. Sticking with what works, AVG.

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  • 2 stars

    "The interface is a deal breaker for me."

    August 27, 2014   |   By Son_of_Earth

    Version: Panda Free Antivirus 15.0.1

    Pros

    One of the best av's around.

    Cons

    The interface is a little ****.

    Summary

    Installed it, saw the interface and uninstalled it. What a little ****.

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  • 5 stars

    "Almost perfect !!!"

    August 20, 2014   |   By Batchoy2

    Version: Panda Free Antivirus 15.0.1

    Pros

    Almost complete, easy to use, light on resources and high detection rate.

    Cons

    Occasional pop-up ad for you to upgrade on the Pro version.

    Summary

    This is a highly recommended free AV after MSE.

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