Used to have Panda Anti-Virus a couple years ago and it seemed to work pretty well for the most part without much of any interference in usual workflow, but the real problem seemed to be when trying to upgrade from previous installs, or trying to uninstall. It would get stuck on left over files, which would be a major bitch trying to resolve and you would have to email them to get them send you a special uninstaller and instructions.
Panda Anti-Virus offers the most effective protection against viruses, spyware, hackers, phishing, spam and other Internet threats , so you enjoy the Internet with peace of mind. To guarantee your security, it offers a double layer of protection against unknown viruses and intruders through its TruPrevent™ Technologies.
The suite packages a real-time anti-virus scanner, firewall technology, anti-spam/anti-scam utility that integrates with Outlook/Outlook Express, built-in anti-spyware tool, and a Genetic Heuristic Engine that delivers greater protection for email and instant messaging.
Here is a detailed list of the Panda Anti-Virus features:
- Antispyware Keeping snoopers out – There are many programs that snoop on your Internet habits in order to then use this information without your permission, with terrible consequences. Protect your privacy and keep your PC trouble-free!
- Personal firewall Keeping hackers and intruders out – Every day, hackers come up with new ways of getting your information. Platinum 2006 blocks them at the point of entry, turning your PC into a fortress. Stop unauthorized access to your PC!
- Privacy control Lock up your passwords and personal details – Theft of passwords and personal data can cause serious problems. Platinum 2006 will prevent your banking details, passwords, etc., from leaving your PC without your permission. Safeguard your most valuable data!
- Blocking of Wi-Fi intruders Secure your wireless connections – Your Wi-Fi connections open a new door to intruders. Enjoy all the mobility you need with maximum security!
- Antiphishing Protection against online fraud – New online fraud scams emerge every day, such as trick emails that link to false web pages in order to steal your bank details, redirecting of connections to premium-rate numbers, etc. Carry out your banking transactions and shop online with complete peace of mind!
- Antispam Automatically blocks junk email – Platinum 2006 blocks junk email that saturates your inbox. Don’t waste a second cleaning out your mailbox!
- Web content filtering Restricts access to unsuitable content – In the office, uncontrolled access to the Internet lowers productivity. At home, your children can access unsuitable web pages. You decide how the Internet should be used!
- Guaranteed effectiveness – Its innovative TruPrevent™ Technologies, integrated in a latest generation anti-malware engine, guarantee maximum effectiveness in detecting and eliminating all types of malware (viruses, spyware, phishing…)
- Maximum speed and minimum consumption of the resources of your PC - Platinum Internet Security 2005 is automatically updated at least once a day* to protect against viruses and other threats. Its Ultrafast search engine, thoroughly scans all information and barely uses the resources of your computer. As a result, you are protected without even noticing it.
- Totally configurable – Multiple configuration options allow you to totally customize your security level.
- Simple to use: install it and forget about Internet threats – Designed to provide maximum ease-of-use: automatic, user-friendly, intuitive, with clear reports.
- Preventive Alerts – Platinum 2006 warns you when there is a high risk of infection in the Internet.
- Daily automatic updates – It is automatically updated at least once a day to protect against viruses and other threats.
Here is a list of the programs system requirements:
- 300 Mhz Processor
- 128 MB RAM
- 160 MB free space on the hard disk
- Windows XP/Windows 2000 Pro/Windows Millnium/Windows 98
- Internet Explorer 5.01 or later
Panda Anti-Virus has an average rating 3.7 out of 5 based on 3 user ratings.