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Panda Free Antivirus 15.1.0

A fast and effective antivirus tool which takes the pressure off your computer

by Mike Williams

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 24 February 2015
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Downloads To Date: 11944
Developer: Panda Security
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Panda Free Antivirus 15.1.0
A fast and effective antivirus tool which takes the pressure off your computer

Panda Free Antivirus (formerly known as Panda Cloud Antivirus) is a popular security tool, fast and ultra-lightweight, but still with all the functionality you'd expect from this kind of application (if not more).

Real-time antivirus and antispyware protection blocks known threats; behavioural monitoring detects even the very latest malware; URL monitoring prevents you accessing dangerous websites, and a Process Monitor highlights programs with open network connections, and allows you to block them individually.

Better still, your files are analysed in the cloud, which means the program always has access to the very latest virus signatures (no bulky updates to download), while using the absolute minimum of system resources.

This release comes with a brand new interface, which - surprise, surprise - has a Windows 8 look. But while it's not exactly original, the program looks good and is easy to use, with all the main functions just a click or two away. Click "Edit" and you can customise this "Start Screen", too.

Panda Free Antivirus has also gained two major features which were previously reserved for the commercial Pro edition. It can schedule scans to run unattended, whenever you like. And automatic USB vaccination keeps you safe from autorun viruses.

A new Rescue Kit can create a bootable USB drive, or run Panda's Cloud Cleaner to detect and remove even the most stubborn viruses.

And there are assorted smaller tweaks everywhere you look, such as the option to automatically shut down your PC once a scan has completed.

Verdict:

A good choice for those looking for a simple, lightweight and - above all - free anti-virus combo.

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Good detection rate Extremely lightweight

Posted by: Kafshiel, 23 June 2013 11:59

I decided to try this one (the Free version) after having constant problems with Avast 8 not initializing the GUI on boot-up (or showing non-existent shield errors) and conflicting with Thunderbird (you can't send mail because of an error of Avast mail shield) and i must say that i'm surprised with Panda's efficiency and amazing light footprint on your system (Cpu & Ram) AVcomparatives.org reports give it a 97.7% detection rate which is right up with some major names. Also you don't have to worry about daily updates or anything else. Due to it's cloud nature, it's constantly updated and also won't give you false positives! It also scans your system in the background but you won't notice any lags If you want more in-depth scans you can complement Panda with the several free AV scan-only like Kaspersky, Emsisoft or McAfee and run one of those once a week like i do... you also have the excellent MalwareBytes Anti-Malware Free to scan for malware and spyware so you don't need to spend money to be protected!

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