Panda Antivirus for Windows 8
Panda Antivirus Pro 16.1 is the product AV-Test most recently tested in June 2016 on Windows 8 operating systems. It received a near-perfect score for protection, meaning it identified and blocked both known and unknown internet threats such as malware, Trojans and worms. However, it received one of the lowest scores for performance, causing significant lag on the test computer. Its perfect score in usability makes Panda Antivirus Pro suitable Windows 8 antivirus software.
Panda Secure includes protection for mobile devices and automatically scans USB drives. It also has a gaming mode, so you can play games on your computer without worrying about pop-up reminders or scheduled scans interrupting your gameplay.
Panda Antivirus for Windows 7
AV-Test tested the most current version of Panda Security as a Windows 7 antivirus. It didn’t make our lineup for Windows 7 antivirus software, though it did score 100 percent in protection against malware threats, both known and newly discovered. It didn’t score as well in the other testing areas, earning an average score in distinguishing between good and bad files, and scored lower than most in running virus protection without interfering in the overall performance of your computer.
Panda for Windows Vista & XP
It did a decent job in independent testing, performing above average in recognizing and protecting against known malware threats. It struggled a bit in recognizing legitimate files and often blocked them. However, while running Panda Security, test computers only slowed by 150 seconds instead of the industry average of 221 seconds.
During the last round of testing by AV-Test in 2014, Panda received perfect scores for protection, performance and usability, making it a strong contender among Windows XP antivirus software.
Help & Support
Panda’s online support center hosts a forum, blog and FAQs. You can also contact technical support via email. Telephone is only available during weekday business hours, which puts it behind companies that are available 24/7. For an added fee, you can have premium support, which includes 24/7 live chat and phone support.