Which AntiVirus is better?

Aviva Zacks

Aviva Zacks Writer

Panda and McAfee are both well-known antivirus solutions. Their software uses heuristic scans with signature and behavior monitoring to catch known and unknown malware. Plus, they both offer an impressive range of additional features. Panda has a 100% success rate in spotting infections, although it does sometimes flag false positives. You also get anti-ransomware, a firewall, and a free VPN. The scans are highly-customizable and even check external hardware. There’s also WiFi protection, which alerts you of insecure networks, and a virtual keyboard to avoid keyloggers. The parental controls are invaluable if you have a family, and there are even protocols for physical theft. The “Find My Device” tool will help you to remotely locate it, and the app will take a photo from the front camera if three failed login attempts occur. McAfee also provides comprehensive security. Along with anti-malware, you get an anti-phishing browser extension and a social media guard to keep you safe on networking sites. There’s also a firewall and digital file shredder, which permanently removes trashed files from your device. Plus, the PC tune-up tool deletes corrupted and temporary files to minimize system slowdown. One of the main advantages of McAfee is your subscription works on unlimited devices. You can control them all remotely via the Secure Management Console, which lets you see, locate, and even wipe all the machines.

User Ratings

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

Latest Positive Review

Easy to use
Dec. 12, 2018
Easy to use, does not affect the performance of your computer. The licensing form is not easy to understand.
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

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
Aviva Zacks

Aviva Zacks Writer

Choosing the best will depend on your needs. If you use public WiFi networks, then Panda will keep you safe. However, if you have a lot of devices to look after, McAfee’s device management features will be invaluable.

You can still go with Panda or pick from The Best Antivirus Programs for 2019

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