Panda Security Antivirus - Upgrade Reviews

Panda Security Antivirus - Upgrade

12 ratings (12 Epinions reviews)
Epinions Product Rating: Very Good
5 stars
7
4 stars
1
3 stars
1
2 stars
1
1 star
1
Share This!
  Ask friends for feedback

Panda Software Anti-Virus - The Best AntiVirus Software Available

May 4, 2000 (Updated Oct 20, 2001)
Review by  
Rated a Very Helpful Review

Pros:Great Performance, Quick Signature File updates

Cons:Potential compatability issues, initial cost.

The Bottom Line: Best Anti-Virus software I have used.


When my company upgraded from a Mainframe based system to an NT network a little over a year ago, I was one of the people charged with finding suitable anti-virus software. After searching through several options, we came across Panda. Panda is evidently fairly new to the U.S. but is making tremendous headway.

This product has numerous advantages over some of the other software we checked out. First the cost. Yes it was a little high, approximately $88 per user. However this included a package that includes lifetime upgrades. None of the upgrades while we are on this version only like most other software titles. This actually makes the product seem very reasonably priced.

Next is installation. This is one of the easiest installations I have ever gone through. All you have to do is set up the Administrator on an NT Workstation and it can be configured into the NT login scripts to download and install itself on any computer on the network. Piece of proverbial cake.

Virus signature updates is the next concern. This is where most anti-virus software bites the dust. It is installed and the signature files are not updated regularly or in some cases at all by the user. Panda takes care of this problem too as it can be configured to automatically go to the internet and get its latest signature file on a daily basis. This can be key in catching some viruses very early. I had come in to the office on the day of the I Love You virus and found that it had already downloaded the current signature and caught the virus. This saved me a ton of work. Just to let you know their current signature file contains the signature of just under 50,000 viruses!!!

Another great advantage is the customer service Panda provides. They have 24/7 support and I can testify that they do give it. They stand behind the product they sell.

I know some of you are saying well this is a network version, what about a stand alone computer? Well guess what? They have a stand alone version and it is much more affordable than the network version. The benefit for those using the network version is that they can get it for their home pc and it has pretty much the same interface.

There are some disadvantages to the software as there are with any antivirus products. The biggest one is that they are based in Madrid and most of their background stuff actually is written in Spanish. Although you usually don't see this. The other is the ever-present compatablity issue. This is actually only a minor issue with Panda as far as I have seen. My personal pc had no compatablity issues and at work only 6 of 60 computers had an issue and it was actually a problem with the installation of another program.

All in all I would have to say that Panda is a very solid product and well worth the cost and effort to install it. The catching of the I Love You virus probably saved the company the difference in its cost. It is a definite buy for anyone from a network administrator to a home pc user.


Recommend this product? Yes

Read all comments (2)

Share this product review with your friends   
Share This!


Related Deals You Might Like...

Panda Antivirus Pro 2010 3 User Pc Vista/7 Sealed

Panda Antivirus Pro 2010 3 User Pc Vista/7 Sealed

Panda Antivirus Pro 2010 3 User PC VISTA/7 SEALED NEW Item Description Publisher: Panda Platform: Windows Product ID : GO-18980 Packaging: Sealed Reta...
eBay

$13.89

FREE Shipping
Panda Antivirus Pro 2012, Traditional Disc

Panda Antivirus Pro 2012, Traditional Disc

SafeDisk removes malware even when Windows won't start Valuable extras increase protection! Includes USB Vaccine that protects against infection from ...
Office Depot

$49.99

+$9.95 shipping
Panda Security - ANTIVIRUS PRO 2014 - 1 PC/1 YEAR, Software

Panda Security - ANTIVIRUS PRO 2014 - 1 PC/1 YEAR, Software

Panda Security ANTIVIRUS PRO 2014 - 1 PC/1 YEAR The new Panda Antivirus Pro 2014 offers the easiest-to-use and most intuitive protection for your comp...
Adorama

$19.99

FREE Shipping
Panda Antivirus Internet Security 2013 - 2 Pc License For 1 Year

Panda Antivirus Internet Security 2013 - 2 Pc License For 1 Year

Panda Internet Antivirus Internet Security 2013 - 2 PC License for 1 year Get total security with Panda Internet Security 2013.Protect your family and...
eBay

$9.99

FREE Shipping
Panda Security - ANTIVIRUS PRO 2014 - 3 PCS/1 YEAR, Software

Panda Security - ANTIVIRUS PRO 2014 - 3 PCS/1 YEAR, Software

Panda Security ANTIVIRUS PRO 2014 - 3 PCS/1 YEAR The new Panda Antivirus Pro 2014 offers the easiest-to-use and most intuitive protection for your com...
Adorama

$29.99

FREE Shipping
Panda Security Internet Security 2013 - 3 Pcs, 1 Year, Antivirus, Firewall

Panda Security Internet Security 2013 - 3 Pcs, 1 Year, Antivirus, Firewall

Panda Security Internet Security 2013 - 3 PCs, 1 year New, never registered UPC barcode was carefully removed. The removal of the UPC does not affect ...
eBay

$7.00

+$4.00 shipping
Panda Security Internet Security 2013 - 3 Pcs Antivirus Protection 8/7/xp

Panda Security Internet Security 2013 - 3 Pcs Antivirus Protection 8/7/xp

You are buying a Panda Security Internet Security 2013 - 3 PCs!!!Item is BRAND NEW in original retail box!!!*UPC was carefully removed for rebate purp...
eBay

$14.99

FREE Shipping
Panda Antivirus Pro 2015 (3 Users) (1-Year Subscription) - Windows

Panda Antivirus Pro 2015 (3 Users) (1-Year Subscription) - Windows

Perusing the latest home d├ęcor ideas on your favorite Web site, shopping for a new car or looking at your bank account to budget your family's financ...
Best Buy

$29.99

FREE Shipping
Panda Antivirus Pro 2010, 3 User, Traditional Disc

Panda Antivirus Pro 2010, 3 User, Traditional Disc

Advanced, easy-to-use protection for your PC Offers broad protection against multiple threats. Protects against viruses, spyware, rootkits, hackers, o...
Office Depot

$39.99

+$9.95 shipping