Panda Free Antivirus

Panda Free Antivirus

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.7
out of 554 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    15.0.4
  • Total Downloads:
    6,052,642
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 21, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.56MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    60,287
  • 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 10 votes

    • 5 star 7
    • 4 star 0
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 3
  • All Versions

    3.7

    out of 554 votes

    • 5 star 242
    • 4 star 124
    • 3 star 43
    • 2 star 44
    • 1 star 101
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5 stars

"Protege contra todo"

February 20, 2015  |  By marimadridaje

 |  Version: Panda Free Antivirus 15.0.4

Pros

Es sencillo de usar, es rapido, no pesa, lo detecta todo. Y protege mi dispositivo a la perfeccion

Cons

No he encontrado, la verdad

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1 stars

"cannot activate"

February 16, 2015  |  By abchak1

 |  Version: Panda Free Antivirus 15.0.4

Pros

none that I can see...

Cons

Downloaded this today... I can't even get this program fully started up. I get the following error: "Error activating the product" "Generic error" "To be properly protected you need to activate Panda Free Antivirus. Otherwise, it will stop protecting you in 4 days." Clicking "Help about this problem (1 - 0)" brings me to a page in Spanish... Seriously? Restarting doesn't help. I had hopes for Panda after reading reviews for many similar programs, but I've got to uninstall. Worthless.

Summary



Updated on Feb 16, 2015

It did let me activate after turning off Norton Antivirus. We'll see how using the program goes now that I can actually use it.

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1 stars

"Has no one noticed?"

February 10, 2015

 |  Version: Panda Free Antivirus 15.0.4

Pros

It has a cute name and must have been good at one time.

Cons

I know my stuff. Little tricks to get you to agree to download toolbars, make a new home page ext.....I was careful and I got slammed with trackers, malware you name it. Took me my whole Saturday to fix my computer.

Summary

I guess if you don't have the right software you wouldn't notice how much junk and spy ware is put on your computer.......that is until it slows and slows then crashes....good luck.

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5 stars

"Wonderful Antivirus and Malware fighter"

January 25, 2015  |  By fredg06

 |  Version: Panda Free Antivirus 15.0.4

Pros

Only uses 1/3 the CPU usuage of memory as Avast in my 2000 Dell older computer, with 256 meg RAM, XP, and SP3.
It updates itself as soon as anything is added to the cloud at the website, not taking hardly any of my resources to do it.

Cons

None as yet

Summary

Panda uses 11,000 k of memory resources, whereas Avast was using 39,000k !!
Panda also can be scheduled for scans, like once a week at 2 am. I also unchecked the toolbar part that has been mentioned before, and uncheck two other selections before installing began. I have had no problem with any other programs being installed with Panda Free.

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5 stars

"A Basic Tool for any computer"

January 19, 2015  |  By HsiehTed

 |  Version: Panda Free Antivirus 15.0.4

Pros

Great Program for my needs!

Cons

None, does what i want

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5 stars

"Light, Fast, Effective and Free!"

January 17, 2015  |  By Batchoy2

 |  Version: Panda Free Antivirus 15.0.4

Pros

- Easy installation and once it's done, it works quietly in the background.

- Easy to understand settings.

Cons

Once in a while an "Upgrade to Pro" pop-up ad appears but it's very insignificant.

Summary

A must try!

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5 stars

"Great interface"

December 29, 2014  |  By ChiesaCassano

 |  Version: Panda Free Antivirus 15.0.4

Pros

Very easy to use and very thorough.

Cons

I can honestly say none.

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5 stars

"A necessity on my computer."

December 25, 2014  |  By PitreMurphey

 |  Version: Panda Free Antivirus 15.0.4

Pros

Can't beat for the price(free)simply awesome.

Cons

Still searching for any!

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5 stars

"Great tool, no nagging appearance."

December 24, 2014  |  By ArbRush

 |  Version: Panda Free Antivirus 15.0.4

Pros

Great tool, no nagging appearance.

Cons

No disappointments

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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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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 7, Windows, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.56MB
File Name PANDAFREEAV.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 6,052,642
Downloads Last Week 60,287
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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