Panda USB Vaccine

Panda USB Vaccine

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
3.9
out of 60 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.0.1.4
File Size:
828.96KB
Date Added:
October 07, 2009
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/Server 2008/7
Total Downloads:
1,337,255
Downloads Last Week:
784
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

The Panda USB Vaccine is an application that protects your computer against vicious malware by vaccinating potential threats. It's an easy and fast way to keep your computer safe and working.

There really isn't much to this USB drive vaccine. We were pleased to find that it not only has an option for USB Vaccination, but also Computer Vaccination. For each option it lists an explanation of the process behind vaccination and what it involves. You know what and why it vaccinates before you decide to even use it. You can setup this utility to automatically scan and clean any USB when it is plugged into the computer, or manually direct it to do so. The vaccination process was very quick for both the computer and USB. You can remove the vaccination from your computer as well, if you decide that you don't really need it. For more details and information, you can go to the Help page. There isn't much listed, but it does cover more concerning what the utility is for and what it really does. Overall, it's a very simple and useful utility that doesn't take up much of your time.

Downloading and setting up the Panda USB Vaccine was very easy. You can even have it start up with your computer and run automatically. There didn't seem to be any issues or glitches when we went through the download process. It will most likely download well on any PC, as far as we know.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.9

    out of 60 votes

    • 5 star: 28
    • 4 star: 18
    • 3 star: 4
    • 2 star: 2
    • 1 star: 8
  • Current Version:

    3.8

    out of 40 votes

    • 5 star: 15
    • 4 star: 16
    • 3 star: 2
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 6
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  • 5 stars

    "Free Cloud Protection"

    January 11, 2014   |   By jmartinez_431

    Version: Panda USB Vaccine 1.0.1.4

    Pros

    1. Easy install.
    2. Disables the autorun on USB drive and your PC, preventing malware from infecting the autorun.inf file
    3. Good protection and it is FREE!
    4. Works good, no conflict, or problems

    Cons

    None that come to mind

    Summary

    Small and quick app that focuses on malware infection prevention. Try it and see for yourself. Best of all, it's free.

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  • 1 stars

    "No exFAT support"

    September 30, 2013   |   By Yowanvista

    Version: Panda USB Vaccine 1.0.1.4

    Pros

    None, didn't work on exFAT drives

    Cons

    It's funny because AV vendors still think that we all use FAT32 on 4GB+ drives.

    Summary

    Don't waste your time on something that won't even work with exFAT.

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  • 4 stars

    "It's free... what do you expect? Not bad."

    May 14, 2013   |   By HrRinger

    Version: Panda USB Vaccine 1.0.1.4

    Pros

    Quick
    Small
    One-click usage
    prevents most auto-run viruses

    Cons

    doesn't help with already infected sticks only prevention.

    Summary

    Overall it's free, quick, and does what it says. It's nothing fantastic, but it'll do the trick.

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  • 1 stars

    "THERE IS SOME RISK"

    April 20, 2012   |   By LavaFlash

    Version: Panda USB Vaccine 1.0.1.4

    Pros

    It was free. Stops autorun on your computer, and USB flash drives MOST OF THE TIME.

    Cons

    Panda usb vaccine disabled the autorun feature, but malware got onto another computer before Panda worked. Ultimately, a message popped up from Panda usb vaccine saying that some file couldn't be loaded. For two days I had to launch all applications from task manager. Finally I got more time and just started shutting everything down accept for "critical system processes." As soon as I shut down panda usb vaccine, all of my desktop icons reappeared (I had tried shutting down and restarting explorer, it didn't work). Also, I had one flash drive that Panda couldn't immunize.

    Summary

    The program has the benefit of disabling autorun on your computer and your flash drives. However, reading all of the reviews, plus with my own experience, I would say that there is a glitch in the software.

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  • 1 stars

    "Not Much Good After-The-Fact"

    March 19, 2012   |   By biggens21

    Version: Panda USB Vaccine 1.0.1.4

    Pros

    Free. It did disable autorun on my flash drives and my computer.

    Cons

    I immunized my computer, then plugged in a flash drive I thought might be corrupt. Panda popped up to ask me if I wanted to immunize the drive, I clicked on immunize and Panda USB Vaccine did its thing. However, before it disabled autorun the virus slipped right past Panda and Avast and installed itself. I've tried eveything from Norton to F-secure to remove it, nothing works.

    Summary

    It isn't much good if it disables autorun after the virus has already installed itself.

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  • 2 stars

    "NOT WHAT I EXPECTED"

    February 29, 2012   |   By sulmansajid

    Version: Panda USB Vaccine 1.0.1.4

    Pros

    GOOD IN REMOVING USB MALWARES THAT PC ANTIVIRUSES CAN REMOVE

    Cons

    NOT MANY THAT I NOTICED

    Summary

    OVERALL THE PRODUCT IS RELIABLE BUT I THINK SOME IMPROVEMENT IS NEEDED

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  • 5 stars

    "Great product"

    October 21, 2011   |   By almoria

    Version: Panda USB Vaccine 1.0.1.4

    Pros

    Foils active malware on usb.
    Doesn't do bad on any usb.

    Cons

    None at all.

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  • 4 stars

    "Stops Auto-run Making it Hard for Viruses to Install"

    June 22, 2011   |   By christmas_67

    Version: Panda USB Vaccine 1.0.1.4

    Pros

    A good free product that has been around a while and is now one of the big "new things" expensive high end security suites are featuring.

    Cons

    None that I can think of.

    Summary

    Great product and Free!

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  • 4 stars

    "Good product with limitations."

    June 17, 2011   |   By sel75

    Version: Panda USB Vaccine 1.0.1.4

    Pros

    "Vaccinates" usb to stop autorun feature without the hassle of installing software everytime

    Cons

    Doesn't work on every flashdrive, dunno why?

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  • 1 stars

    "Total Garbage Crashed My System"

    June 07, 2011   |   By JonGalt1783

    Version: Panda USB Vaccine 1.0.1.4

    Pros

    Absolutely Nothing

    Cons

    Crashed my system, messed up my desktop.

    Summary

    A total piece of garbage.

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