Panda Free Antivirus

Panda Free Antivirus

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 578 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    15.1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    7,154,437
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 13, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.56MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    80,226
  • 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 20 votes

    • 5 star 13
    • 4 star 0
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 3
  • All Versions

    3.6

    out of 578 votes

    • 5 star 255
    • 4 star 124
    • 3 star 44
    • 2 star 47
    • 1 star 108
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5 stars

"fair and decent"

June 26, 2015  |  By MATT SLATTERY

 |  Version: Panda Free Antivirus 15.1.0

Pros

easy to use not perfect but still detects where some may miss.

Cons

Never encountered any

Summary

I have 3 different AV programs since not one Av will catch every thing. My primary is Comodo's Internet Security Panda and as a last ditch effort Vipre rescue scanner.
I have had Avast where you have install an uninstaller just to remove the program. AVG blocks even those programs that are legit. and a lot of others give little to no true protection until after the infection unless bought full version.
Panda is a decent free and trustworthy AV. It will not interfere with other AV. Never had any problem install or any infection from installing. If you are concerned about infection of installing a program then you whould not use a thrid party site such as this or any other. Rather you should go to the manufacture's sight and see if they have a direct download. Then you can be more certain of a clean installation.

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2 stars

"Caused my printer to drop offline"

June 16, 2015  |  By earthresident

 |  Version: Panda Free Antivirus 15.1.0

Pros

Seemed to run well & lite

Cons

Printer/scanner dropped offline

Summary

Might have been able to resolve, but not worth the time or effort. Uninstalled

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5 stars

"Best protection after Bitdefender"

June 15, 2015  |  By Saad Mir

 |  Version: Panda Free Antivirus 15.1.0

Pros

Detection rate
Light weight
Game Mode
Vaccine USB
Customizable UI
No annoying ads
and much more

Cons

nothing major

Summary

A great Free Virus Protection, so far i like it very much, previously tried Avast and AVG, but am stick with it

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5 stars

"Very Good protection yet light-weight on computer"

June 08, 2015  |  By calvinmike

 |  Version: Panda Free Antivirus 15.1.0

Pros

High protection rate, Lighter than many other Antivirus

Cons

None I know of

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5 stars

"Great Product."

June 03, 2015  |  By B_Hill

 |  Version: Panda Free Antivirus 15.1.0

Pros

Excellent service , I am Extremely pleased with this AV!

Cons

None, but only 4.5 because nobody's perfect

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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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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 7,154,437
Downloads Last Week 80,226
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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