Panda Free Antivirus

Panda Free Antivirus

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 545 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    15.0.4
  • Total Downloads:
    5,370,932
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 21, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.56MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    63,291
  • 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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1 stars

"Contains malware which collect webbrowsing information"

December 18, 2014  |  By scrottan

 |  Version: Panda Free Antivirus 15.0.4

Pros

Free
Decent speed

Cons

Installs malware
As a part of the installation it install the malware Visicom disguised/part of "Panda Security toolbar 4.2". Visicom is then installed as a part of your webbrowser and collects information for ad purposes. You will noticed that you get more popups on stores which have items you searched on. Google, Amazon also have methods to collect ad information, but the difference here is that Panda installs this ad collecting program without mentioning it.
For more information on viscom see; http://www.shouldiremoveit.com/Panda-Security-Toolbar-10348-program.aspx

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5 stars

"Producto muy completo y eficaz"

November 28, 2014  |  By anadefresa

 |  Version: Panda Free Antivirus 15.0.4

Pros

Si ya estaba contenta con la version de 2014, ahora con el motor XMT funciona mucho mejor. Mas rapido y eficaz. Cada vez mas ligero, lo que hace que trabajar a la vez que escanea o protege sea muy facil.

Cons

Ninguna. Es un antivirus muy completo.

Summary

Actualizacion estupenda del producto

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5 stars

"Great free av"

November 24, 2014  |  By senosen

 |  Version: Panda Free Antivirus 15.0.4

Pros

After trying the most popular free AV kept coming back to Panda. Program monitor is a great feature for a free av and now you can monitor the url accessed by them.

Cons

Complete scan takes a long time to finish but standard scan is fast.

Summary

I use it on a old machine and surely will upgrade to pro with a new one.

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5 stars

"Excellent detection, better than many paid antivirus."

November 23, 2014  |  By melen001

 |  Version: Panda Free Antivirus 15.0.1

Pros

I have been using for 6 months and have updated to new FREE version 15.0.4 with no issues at all. It's extremely light on resources and scans a fairly fast. If it weren't for the pop-up ad to upgrade to paid version (maybe once a week) I would have to say it's nonexistence on my PC. It's cloud feature shares all computers info of the Panda Community which is why you will benefit from the information stored on the Panda Cloud which transforms into better detection and better protection. It is an excellent "malware stopper" and better than many paid versions. It's always automatically updated and no need to worry about that. It's absolutely FREE and it's also probably the best at detecting malware.

Cons

Just one.... once in a while you will get a pop-up ad to upgrade to the Pro paid version, maybe once a week or so but considering the pros it worth it. Personally, it doesn't bother me at all. I can live with it.

Summary

In latest malware detection test it rated number 1 even amongst paid versions. If you are looking for a non-intrusive antivirus with a "set it and forget it" then this is what you need. Best detection rate and absolutely FREE... give it a try, you will love it just as I do ........

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5 stars

"Completo y gratis"

November 21, 2014  |  By rakel.eme

 |  Version: Panda Free Antivirus 15.0.1

Pros

No lo noto cuando escanea mi equipo y me deja seguir trabajando con normalidad. Es muy eficaz detectando posibles amenazas y eliminandolas. Ademas esta siempre actualizado gracias a la nube en la que almacena las actualizaciones de virus.

Cons

Nada, perfecto.

Summary

Es perfecto para aquellos que somos usuarios normales de ordenadores.

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5 stars

"Has every useful function"

November 19, 2014  |  By teatprim

 |  Version: Panda Free Antivirus 15.0.1

Pros

Very needful application for my computer.

Cons

It doesn't have any cons.

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5 stars

"It did just great."

November 13, 2014  |  By ratproto

 |  Version: Panda Free Antivirus 15.0.1

Pros

Great tool, no nagging appearance.

Cons

Still looking

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5 stars

"Excellent light antivirus"

October 23, 2014  |  By derekmski

 |  Version: Panda Free Antivirus 15.0.1

Pros

Super lightweight, easy to use, fast scans

Cons

Has an occasional popup asking to upgrade to the pro version, bugs you to create an account now.

Summary

This is my favorite free antivirus, check avcomparatives, Panda is one of the top antiviruses. Not only does it have top scores and protect very well, it's super light and takes hardly any resources, you don't even know it's there! Highly recommend over all the other freebies out there, and trust me I've tried them all. You won't be disappointed in Panda Cloud.

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5 stars

"Para mi ordenador personal es perfecto"

October 17, 2014

 |  Version: Panda Free Antivirus 15.0.1

Pros

Me protege de cualquier páginas que visito, algunas dudosas y me siento tranquila.
Es muy intuitivo, entiendo el manejo sin meter la para dándole a lo que no debo...
Ligero!

Cons

Sus actualizaciones y noticias sobre producto

Summary

Para un usuario que tenga un uso normal del ordenador, a nivel persona, queda cubierto y puede controlar el programa sin tener un master en el tema.

Updated on Oct 17, 2014

Si haces un uso personal de tu ordenador, te lo recomiendo porque vas a estar cubierto. Para manejarlo no hace ser un master del tema, lo cual facilita tener el control de las cosas ;)

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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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 15.0.4
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 December 10, 2014
Date Added November 21, 2014
Version 15.0.4
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.56MB
File Name PANDAFREEAV.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,370,932
Downloads Last Week 63,291
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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