How good is Panda AntiVirus Platinum?

Question

I have heard some good things about panda virus protection. Do you have any opinion on this virus protection? I was at their web site but could not find any info about it. I am basically computer illiterate.

Answer

This question was answered on December 10, 2001. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Hello,

I did some research on Panda AntiVirus Platinum and saw some good reviews on this product as well

Here is a comparison done by Techweb and they reviewed 8 antivirus products and I recommend that you visit their site for the full review, go to:

http://content.techweb.com/winmag/reviews/software/2000/04/0425_a.htm

-In alphabetical order-

Command Antivirus 4.58.0

Bottom Line:

Decent antivirus abilities, with email infection alerts

Price: $39.95 full package, $29.95 via download

eSafe Protect Desktop 2.2

Bottom Line:

Not bad protection for free, poor compared to others.

Price: Free

F-Secure Antivirus 5.03

Bottom Line:

Good protection, simplistic interface, but rather pricey.

Price: $99.95

InoculateIT Personal Edition 5.1.0

Bottom Line:

Best of the free, middle of the pack otherwise.

Price: Free

McAfee VirusScan 5.01

Bottom Line:

Better Interface, good manual email scan, good overall performance.

Price: $29.95

Norton Antivirus 2000

Bottom Line:

Great interface and options, good protections.

Price: $39.95

Panda Antivirus Platinum 6.0

Bottom Line:

Best at finding viruses, but a little hard on system resources.

Price: $59.95

PC-cillin 2000

Bottom Line:

Best all around performance and feature set.

Price: $29.95

Eight Antivirus Warriors:

So, what to get?

Clearly, any antivirus protection is better than none, especially if you regularly use the Internet and share files with others With that in mind, if you absolutely can't spend any money, then InoculateIT is the best option -- get it and install it today.

If you have a little more to spend, the best overall package is PC-cillin 2000, which remains on our WinList If you want the maximum amount of antivirus protection and don't care about anything else, then Panda Antivirus Platinum is the one to get, which joins our WinList.

Here are some other sites you may also want to visit:

http://www.wilders.org/anti_viruses.htm http://www.zdnet.com/downloads/toolkits/antivirus/tlk1299.html http://www.mcme.com/anti-virus.htm http://www.pandasecurity.com/pressrelease10-13-00.htm

Thank you for writing and hope this helps!

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Posted by Phoenixaz of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on December 10, 2001