The Panda antivirus is a PC protection suitable for beginners. It is easy to use and comes with some interesting extra features. The built in hotspot VPN easily connects to the nearest location in just a few clicks. However, you will be unable to choose another location when using the free version.
Panda has a straightforward installation process. Users are required to activate the antivirus software by providing their email address. The software has a speedy virus scan and you can use it immediately after installation.
The process monitor feature gives you a list of all the process that have been run on the system. It highlights when the process was run on your PC, the security status, the place you downloaded them from and the HTTP connections they have opened. However, the Panda does not offer protection against the fraudulent websites. It is advisable that you run the Panda scan during the low performance times on your computer.
All antivirus software has to go through the antivirus comparative real world protection test. The test is used to show how antivirus software would perform when faced with a variety of malware. However, Panda free antivirus does not perform well during this test. It got rated number 13 out of the total 18. The other test the software have to go through is the antivirus comparatives performance. The test is to show how antivirus packages have an impact on a system. Panda got a rating of eleventh out of 18. The Panda free can perform well but it does not provide the same accuracy as the other free antivirus programs. It is thus suitable for novice users.
- Simple user interface
- Easy to use
- Process Monitor diagnostics tool
- Limited VPN
- It is free
- Has a few configurations options
- Does not offer protection against fraudulent URLs
- Simple user interface
- Variety of scan types: custom scan, full system scan and critical scan
- Speedy scans
- Real time protection: it blocks unknown programs from running
- Rescue kit option: creates a bootable USB drive to remove the stubborn threats
- It has a Built in hotspot shield
Premium version features
You will only get 150MB of data transfer per day. Users can get more by upgrading to Panda antivirus. The commercial version offers security tab with extra features. These include:
- Parental controls
- Shopping protection
- Banking Protection
- Extra anti malware capabilities
- Password manager
- Unlimited VPN
Download Panda Antivirus Free Edition from official website