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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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  • 2.0 stars

    "Causes Blue Screen of Death in Win 7"

    March 21, 2015  |   By dexteriot

    Version: Panda Free Antivirus 15.1.0

    Pros

    Free, easy to use, easy on resources, fast

    Cons

    causes the blue screen of death, its been working fine for several months now, but since last week it crashed my pc 5 times. after downloading WhoCrashed which analyzed the dump files 5 out 5 cases Panda was pointed out as the culprit. Too bad, its a nice program otherwise

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Best of all of them"

    March 19, 2015  |   By fredg06

    Version: Panda Free Antivirus 15.1.0

    Pros

    Uses much less resources than Avast and AVG free. Updates whenever there are new antivirus updates.
    Runs a scheduled scan at 2 am, twice a week., but can be set for any days, anytime.

    Cons

    None known as yet.

    Summary

    I use a 2000 Dell computer tower, xp, with sp3, internet explorer 8, and opera 12.
    Panda is great, and have had no problems whatsoever. When installing, if you don't want a bundled bunch of software programs added in with it, then click on "Advanced", "Custom" or "Decline" when asked for other software. I have had no problems with an installing free programs.
    Simply READ what you are clicking on before you click!

    Updated on Apr 14, 2015

    I tried Avast, after uninstalling Panda Free. Avast used 32 Meg RAM, just sitting there "idle"...my web surfing slowed down way, way too much!!
    I then uninstalled Avast, and went back to Panda Free. Now my older computer with only 256 Meg RAM goes much, much faster on the web, using only 19 Meg RAM, "idle", and much, much less when surfing than Avast.
    I like Panda Cloud's downloading virus definitions whenever there is a new one...not waiting until 2 days from now or so. I set (in Settings) the program to not download new versions of Panda unless it asks me. I also disabled much of the reporting back to Panda site, because it slows down my web site surfing.
    If people would only READ the install window on programs, they could uncheck the items they don't want, like toolbars, etc. They could also choose "custom", or something else, to not install other program bundles. Many don't even read what they are installing!!
    I will stay with Panda, schedule to scan twice weekly.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "So far so good"

    March 19, 2015  |   By karakteran

    Version: Panda Free Antivirus 15.1.0

    Pros

    after new version of avast free messed up my wireless connection (grime fighter?) moved to panda free.
    works invisibly, no impact on pc performance, it updates automaticaly every 20-40 minutes without even notice it.
    after fresh reinstall of windows 7 no signs of malware, critical areas scan went fine and quick (3 min).

    Cons

    ugly GUI (don't like black color).

    Summary

    have to wait few more days to see how it is going to perform in various situations.
    silent av, no pop up, simple interface, ask almost zero confguration.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Don't install!"

    March 16, 2015  |   By tomplichta

    Version: Panda Free Antivirus 15.1.0

    Pros

    Would probably be good if it worked.

    Cons

    Completely bricked my computer! Understand that it was only a "few" users who were affected before the problem was corrected, but if you're one of the ones whose computer was trashed it was not a pleasant experience

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