Panda Free Antivirus User Reviews

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  • 5.0 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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  • 5.0 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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  • 2.0 stars

    "SLOW Scans and it blocked many things with NO message"

    May 9, 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "BEST ANTIVIRUS FOR GAMING 10/10"

    May 7, 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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  • 1.0 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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  • 1.0 stars

    "AVG blocks installation of Panda due to Trojan"

    April 6, 2015  |   By stevemclemore

    Version: Panda Free Antivirus 15.1.0

    Pros

    None. I haven't been able to install Panda Free Antivirus yet.

    Cons

    I have tried a couple of times to download and install Panda Free Antivirus. Every time I try to install the software, my AVG Antivirus Program blocks the installation and warns me that it has detected Malsign.generic.317 in the program. Malsign.generic.317 is a Trojan

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Excellent Antivirus"

    April 4, 2015  |   By boxturtle4

    Version: Panda Free Antivirus 15.1.0

    Pros

    Fast, easy to use, works in the background and you don't even know it is there.

    Cons

    Have been using it for awhile with no problems.

    Summary

    I use Avast on 4 my computers. I was having trouble with one of my computers loosing hard drive space each time I turned it on. I switched to Panda and stopped loosing my hard drive space. Reviewers complain about programs they don't want downloading with the Panda download. You need to click on "custom download" not "standard download" to opt out of these downloads.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Like it better every day"

    April 1, 2015  |   By BucholzBenestad

    Version: Panda Free Antivirus 15.1.0

    Pros

    Free. Simple to use and setup. Effective

    Cons

    None, does what i want

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Does well but too complicated."

    March 30, 2015  |   By Xaja60

    Version: Panda Free Antivirus 15.1.0

    Pros

    Does everything it says it will do.

    Cons

    Too complicated for the average user.

    Summary

    Good for advanced computer users.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Good a product!"

    March 23, 2015  |   By KevanBurgoon

    Version: Panda Free Antivirus 15.1.0

    Pros

    Flawless performance

    Cons

    None I can think of.

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