Panda Antivirus Pro 2016

Prevent viruses from harming your personal computer

  • Vote:
    7.8 (464)
  • Category:

    Anti-virus

  • Version:

    2016

  • Works under:

    Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Trial version

Panda Antivirus is an antivirus program designed to protect computers from harmful infections based on cloud computing. Cloud computing is the practice of using the Internet to store, manage and process data rather than keeping it saved on a personal computer or local server. This contributes to Panda Antivirus's small size, making it a minimalist and lightweight program. Because Panda Antivirus is only partially installed on the user's computer, it does not take up a lot of space. Core files are kept on a dedicated online server.

Due to the program's cloud-based nature, Panda Antivirus does not require manual updates, complicated configurations, or requirements for downloading new signature files. Users will not receive messages or update notices for Panda Antivirus, because these things are all done automatically. However, Panda Antivirus also cannot be scheduled to run automatic scans and is not capable of filtering web and email.

The two types of scans included with this program are the "Optimized Scan" and the "Other Scans", which can scan either all important areas or only select folders and files, respectively. Panda Antivirus also features a USB Vaccine tool, a useful addition that protects computers from potentially harmful files or viruses introduced to the system through portable USB devices.

Pros:

  • Panda Antivirus is much lighter than traditional antivirus programs, and doesn't take up much space.
  • It is easy to install and use.
  • Users will not be messaged or nagged to update their program once installed, because this is all done automatically.

Cons:

  • The program is lacking in real time defenses and has low responsiveness to new types of malware; Panda Antivirus cannot defend against unrecognized malicious code.
  • While the program is good for users who do not browse the web often or are extra careful with their browsing, heavy web browsers may want to look for a different antivirus. Panda Antivirus features compatible protection with all types of web browsers, but is weak against many web-based threats, including phishing sites and scams.

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