Panda Free Antivirus is one of many free antivirus programs working to distinguish itself from the herd -- and with a history stretching back to 1990, the company has a lot of experience under its belt. In recent years, its focus has shifted to enterprise security, but its home user antivirus program is worth a look.
Scores well in independent tests: In evaluating a mix of behavioral detection and virus signatures, AV-Test and AV-Comparatives indicate that Panda is very good at recognizing what is and isn't malware, to a degree that puts it in the same league as Kaspersky (Windows, Mac, Android), Norton (Windows, Android), and Avira (Windows, Mac, Android, iOS). While you can never guarantee 100 percent protection, Panda locks things down surprisingly tightly, especially for a free product.
It doesn't give you a hard sell: Free antivirus programs frequently dangle bonus features that you need to pay for to unlock, to the point of implying that your protection isn't "complete" until you do. Panda just puts a banner in the lower left corner of the main window inviting you to upgrade. (It would be nice to see both the monthly and annual subscription displayed; the annual looks like a better deal.)
Installer ignores a user preference: The installer offers "Panda Safe Web" in addition to Panda Free Antivirus; this is a browser security add-on empowered to change your browser's default search engine and default home page. If you elect to install the add-on but disable those changes, the add-on will make the changes anyway. The only way to revert them is to uninstall the add-on altogether.
It wants your email address every time you open it: You can skip the account creation step that pops up while installing Panda, but you can't stop it from continuing to ask for your email address.
Presentation could use more polish: Text in the interface is jagged, which imparts a dated feel. Icons in the main window have no labels, and only one of them has a tooltip that appears when you hover your pointer over it. The Panda logo lights up when hovered over but does nothing when clicked. The settings don't explain functions like "USB Protection" or "Process Monitor" for the less technically knowledgeable user.
Panda scores well in independent testing, but in a market as competitive as this one, the user experience could use a friendlier touch to make the software stand out.
It is lightweight as RAM utilization goes. Upgrades are automatic and transparent. The quick scan is very fast.
I didn't really see any obvious cons.
The previous (2016) version was not a cumbersome anti-virus software, as many anti-virus programs are. It's utilization of RAM has low overhead (as some reviewers above note), and yet it has provided decent protection over that time, in contrast to other products, that I have used on earlier occasions such as Comodo. It also manages the AV upgrades (which are necessary) transparently. The only reason I am reinstalling the product (after having looked again at AVG and Avast) is Oracle's (actually Sun Microsystem's) Java upgrade not only removed the old version of Java that it advised it would do, but it also removed the Panda anti-virus software (executable and all) that was apparently entangled in it from my computer. It is something to be aware of should someone do the very recent Java 8 upgrade that Oracle aggressively pushes because of "security concerns."
1-.Although panda is cloud av but its detection in offline mode is work very well.
2-good and simple UI.
3-offline package is lowest compare to other av only 55MB.
4-daily update is very low or nearly zero.
5-ram using is low
6-can disable ad.
7-no register needed.
8-low use device storage
9-antiphishing is acceptable
1-some times use high disk
2-advance setting is very simple.
i think its best free av for that pros feature that i typed.