Panda Antivirus Reviews

Unpolished buggy UX

Negative Review by dog_funtom
about Panda Antivirus and VirusTotal, dotPeek Jan 2015

Let me tell you a real example from my experience using it:
1. I decided to install JetBrain dotPeek — famous and useful tool.
2. I downloaded it from the official website of this very trusted vendor (JetBrains).
3. Panda moved it to quarantine as suspicious. It's actually okay, I can see why reflector can look suspicious.
4. There is no option to cancel blocking and moving to quarantine in the notification box. (Almost any more popular antivirus has it!)
5. Okay then, I manually went to quarantine list and chose to restore dotPeek.
6. Panda asked if I'm sure, which is understandable too. I answered positively.
7. Panda thought about it for a second and them confirmation box disappered like it's done. But the file wasn't restored!
8. I repeated it multiple times, but no effect.

You cannot cancel moving to quarantine, you cannot restore a file from quarantine. The only effect is that after you redownload your file it will not be blocked anymore.

Yes, I didn't lost anything except less than minute of my life, but buggy UX is buggy UX, which will likely happen again if I don't unistall it right now.

Also, its database is too poor if it hasn't exclusions for such famious developer tools. Virustotal shows no “suspiciouness” for dotPeek installer, for example.


Great protection, Light on resources.

Positive Review by Rafa
about Panda Antivirus and Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Dec 2014

With allways up-to-date definitions against the latest threat, usb vaccine and process monitor it's one of the if not THE best Free Antivirus options out there.

Couple it with an antimalware solution like Malwarebytes and your fully protected

Totally Recomended.

[Edited by Rafa, December 29]