Panda Internet Security 2014

Panda Internet Security 2014

Reviewed by Chad Faith

"Panda Internet Security 2014."

Overview

After being accused for extremely high false positives, reducing computer performance and offering limited protection, Panda has made an impressive comeback with its latest internet security suite. Incorporating a plethora of new and improved features, from multimedia modes, network manager and the Collective Intelligence feature to the Virtual Keyboard and Panda Safe Browser, Panda Internet Security can nowadays truly be considered a reliable and efficient tool, as you are about to find out.

Installation

The installation is standard and you will be happy to learn that the Panda Internet Security does not include adware or malware. In addition, it has minimalistic system requirements such as a 300 MHz or higher processor, a minimum of 512 RAM with TruPrevent and 275 Mb of free space on the hard drive. While the installation itself does not take long, updating the virus database may require some time, according to your internet connection.

Interface

The sleek and elegant black and green interface comprises of a basic menu on the top of the window, where users can find elementary features such as the status, scan, reports, quarantine and the services menus. Clicking on either of them will open up larger split-up windows that allow you to find the function you are interested in faster, for easier access and overview. Perhaps the greatest perk of the newest Panda Security Internet app is its interface. Not only is it very appealing and well-organized, but it is also highly functional, considering that it contains a clear status indicator just under the main menu. In case the status reports an issue, then you can simply click on the button found next to it and it will immediately fix the problem.

Pros

For starters, it is necessary to mention that the Panda Internet Security application is optimized to provide you top-notch protection against all types of internet threats as well as spam without hindering the performance of your machine.

A further feature that users are satisfied with is that the antivirus is available for a 30 days free trial, which gives you sufficient time to test out its full potential and decide whether this is the right protection tool for your computer.

Cons

During the installation of the antivirus solution, you will be asked to enter your email address and register with Panda. Some users are unhappy with the fact that their email address will be added to the developer’s email marketing list since they forgot to uncheck the box with the option during the installation. In all fairness, this is not a big issue as you can easily unsubscribe.

Alternatives

Two of the noteworthy alternatives to the Panda Internet Security tool include Norton Internet Security (Win, Mac) and the Comodo Internet Security.

Conclusion

The latest internet security tool from Panda is a comprehensive suite integrating several layers of protection able to deal with the vast majority of threats found in the online environment. Given the free 30 days trial, you have nothing to lose if you check it out.

Requirements: Pentium 300 MHz or faster. RAM: 128 MB (1 GB recommended). Hard Disk: 265 MB free space.

What's new in this version: The new Panda 2014 antivirus products not only protect your computer, they protect your online world on all your devices.

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Antivirus information

Download3K has downloaded and tested Panda Internet Security on 16 Oct 2013 with some of Today's best antivirus engines and you can find below, for your convenience, the scan results:
  • Avast:

    Clean
  • Avira:

    Clean
  • Kaspersky:

    Clean
  • NOD32:

    Clean
Panda Internet Security Antivirus Report
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