Which AntiVirus is better?

Eric C.

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

To be the best antivirus software, it needs a near-perfect detection rate. Both Bitdefender and Panda provide almost 100% protection from known and zero-day attacks. However, they also have different cybersecurity add-ons, with a wide range of extra features to keep you safe from threats. The “best” depends on what kind of security would benefit you most. Along with their malware defenses, Bitdefender offers anti-ransomware protection in their Safe File Vault. Its hardware scans check external USBs and hard drives to stop infections. The Webcam Shield secures your video stream from hackers, and the AutoPilot updates ensure you’ll never use out-of-date software. You even get significant password protection from the virtual keyboard to bypass keyloggers and a password manager. The app is available for most major operating systems but does have a tendency for system slowdown. Panda also offers protection for all the main OS providers. It also includes anti-ransomware and external hardware scans. However, you also get intricate WiFi Protection, including threat alerts and a fully-functioning VPN. There’s also a personal Firewall and contingency features should you experience physical theft. The app comes with a \"find my device\" tool and will take a photo from the front camera if three failed login attempts occur. Unfortunately, Panda does have a problem with false positives, which means safe files might be quarantined by mistake.

User Ratings

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

Latest Positive Review

Excellent value for money
Dec. 13, 2018
Excellent value for money. If you follow the company’s recommendations, your computer will be protected 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

It scans ok but uses too much power
Oct. 20, 2018
Free virus program with good scanning rate. But the hard disk scan cannot be disabled. You can stop it manually but when you reboot it starts scanning...Show More
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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Our Verdict
Eric C.

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

Both Bitdefender and Panda have an overwhelming amount of useful features, along with the occasional drawback. If you regularly run data-heavy activities then Panda is the best choice. Alternatively, if you don’t have time for the hassle of restoring false positives, then choose Bitdefender.

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