Panda Free Antivirus protects you while you browse, play or work and you wonÃ¢??t even notice it. It is extremely light as all the work is done in the cloud. Panda Free Antivirus provides you with the fastest protection against the newest viruses thanks to its cloud-scanning from PandaLabs' servers. It is truly install and forget. Don't worry about updates, configuration or complicated decisions ever again.
Reviewing 15.0.1 (Oct 1, 2014)
BIG improvement since my last review. Manual scans work fine now. Get alerts when virus(test file) is found. However, the alerts are not quite immediate sometimes, with the file going to quarantine and getting an alert up to a minute later sometimes(mostly if doing a couple files nearly simultaneous together). This AV is VERY, and I mean VERY LIGHT on the system, and believe me, I've tried many others in the past. I now use this paired with Malwarebytes paid version and free Comodo Firewall, along with 'Excluding' Panda and Malwarebytes from monitoring each other, among other files and processes in the background I know will always be safe, like WinPatrol(paid version).
Kudos to Panda for coming up with an AV app that I can FINALLY be happy with, and the best part is, this one's free. Hopefully they don't mess up a good thing, at least for a few years anyway, and given today's constant version updating cycle with software, that might be asking for a lot.
Just to note, an issue came up installing via the web installer, and others have complained of this too. The offline installer is currently available here...
If you do have trouble installing with the web installer, it will then have you download the offline file. Also note, it does ask to make Yahoo the home page among a couple other things, and as per usual, best to uncheck them before proceeding to install.
Reviewing 3.0 (May 28, 2014)
Updating my review with the new 3.0 version. The new version sports a new UI but loses a lot of features from previous free versions like Data Shield and Parental Control. Surely these will be included in the pay editions, which is business, I can't really complain. So now the free version is *very* basic, similar to Bitdefender Free or MS Defender.
Reviewing 3.0 (May 12, 2014)
really bad .... makes my pc run slow
Reviewing 2.2 (Jul 10, 2013)
Absolute garbage. Thought I had a winner regarding speed and performance until I did manual scans... Partial selected folders or full scans... Always hung up at 99% done. Even a repair installation didn't help. A Google search shows I ain't the only one to come across this glowing flaw. Also, no pop ups when I click a known infected file(but harmless nonetheless). The file does fail to load however, but that is it. Nothing else. No query to clean, repair, etc... Absolutely nothing, so it's absolutely pointless to even try this POS any further.
If I could give 0 stars, I would.
Reviewing 2.1.1 (May 28, 2013)
ive read the reviews, and they seem to agree that this works best to maintain a clean system, less so to clean an already-infected one.
i use it on a couple low-end laptops that don't get used much. best features are that it auto-updates even major versions, and virus defs update on the fly (no more 30MB downloads after only a month of inactivity). i'm impressed.
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