Which AntiVirus is better?

Eric C.

Eric C. Copywriter on cyber security, fintech, and cryptocurrency industries

Today’s antivirus software needs to work extra hard to protect your computer from all threats. Both Avira and Panda showed near-100% malware detection rates of known and unknown infections, and include anti-ransomware protocols. The difference, as usual, is in their extra features. Avira works hard to optimize your system. While it doesn’t have a firewall, it will upgrade the settings on the built-in Windows one. The PC tune-up option deletes temporary or unnecessary files and data logs, ultimately speeding up your computer. You also get payment protection, as well as a handy price comparison extension for Chrome. Avira is ideal for beginner users as it includes articles, video tutorials, and a \"Virus Lab\" to teach you about different threats. On the other hand, Panda provides a complete firewall, a VPN, and a virtual keyboard to avoid keyloggers. The WiFi protection will alert you when you’re near insecure networks, and the parental controls are ideal if you have kids. If you plug in an external USB or drive, the software will scan them for infections. Panda also provides protocols for physical theft; the ‘Find My Device’ feature will remotely locate your machine and take a photo from the front camera after three failed log-in attempts. While it’s much more expensive than Avira, it runs on all major operating systems. The main downside is that it has an issue with false positives, which can be frustrating.

User Ratings

Security 5
Features 5
Ease of Use 4
Support 4
Pricing 5

Latest Positive Review

Works well
Dec. 15, 2018
It took a very long time to do the first analysis, otherwise works well.
You don't need to do anything
Dec. 16, 2018
I've changed my virus protection programs several times lately. The reason: in some cases they delayed the startup time of the PC, were cumbersome to....Show More

Latest Negative Review

Horrible antivirus
Nov. 6, 2018
It did not solve the problem. My browser is hacked by ads, and nothing works.
Panda is garbage
Nov. 1, 2018
Panda quarantines important .DLL files. It even opened vulnerabilities on my system where none existed before. It can cause programs and games to stop...Show More

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Eric C.

Eric C. Copywriter on cyber security, fintech, and cryptocurrency industries

Avira provides fantastic protection for the price. It’s great for beginners and amazing at optimizing your Windows system. However, if you want more comprehensive security, Panda offers an innovative range of protection. As the main difference is the cost, the determining factor will be your budget.

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