The all new Panda Antivirus Pro 2012 is now out and much more streamlined than last year’s edition. Just install it and let it automatically fight any potential viruses, spyware, hackers and more. And now we are tracking some of the best deals from Panda computer security software. See below for our favorite Panda Antivirus 2012 coupon codes and promotions live this month. We also have the official free trial download links and any limited-time discounts. As soon as Panda releases their 2013 editions (expected in late October), we will update this page with the latest Panda Antivirus Pro 2013 coupons and discount offers.
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Try Panda Antivirus 2012 for free for 30 days. If you haven’t yet had a chance to Panda Antivirus Pro 2012 then you can get 30 days for free at pandasecurity.com. This offer is open to new customers only. After the days, the software will stop updating unless you purchase a full license.
Our review of Panda Antivirus 2012:
Panda antivirus is a no frill product that’s designed for a basic protection of your computer from malware such as viruses, Trojans, rootkits, worms, or keyloggers, permits worry-free web surfing, and defense against hackers. It is available in a free version that lacks behavioral analysis, automatic USB vaccination, automatic & transparent upgrades, and support, as compared to Panda Antivirus Pro.
This antivirus differs from a typical product in that it is operated from the cloud. You install it on your computer but the malware directory and the bulk of the program is in the cloud. There are some benefits and potential advantages to this solution. The first one has to do with frequency of the updates. Antivirus software run from your computer has to be periodically updated. You can set up automatic updates as often as you wish but it will not keep pace with the cloud that is always updated. Second benefit comes from lesser use of your computer resources. In a typical setting you can set up an automatic scan when the computer is idle, but with the cloud, your computer is still optimally protected at all times with very little impact on resources. This is closely related with the third benefit, your computer specifications. As your computer ages, antivirus software will require more powerful processors to perform a scan so its detection capacity will diminish making it more prone to be negatively affected. In case of having your antivirus in the cloud, your computer specs don’t matter as the software requirements are handled by the remote hardware.
The product, like the rest of antivirus products, is intuitive and very easy to use. The interface has a “tech-y” look but sometimes appears cluttered. I have seen products that are easier to navigate, nevertheless, Panda is still simple to get around and just like with any product it takes a little time to get used to the interface and know exactly where the most important features are. Your main screen is divided into 5 sections: Status, Scan, Reports, Quarantine, and Services. Status contains the most relevant information and it alerts you on any potential security problems and whether or not your computer is optimally protected. You can click on the link to Vulnerabilities to learn more about the areas where a hazard might come from and a link to Windows page to fix the existing problems. Scan leads you directly to the area of Quick, Full, or Custom scan, and detection of system vulnerabilities.
Panda Antivirus Pro 2012 also focuses on protecting your computer while you’re online. It scans emails received to detect those coming from malicious sources and thwarts phishing attacks. It also scans URLs that might lead to downloading and installing of infectious files on your computer. Through Panda Services you can send suspicious files to PandaLabs, contact technical support of forums to search for questions to common problems. Panda also helps you create a rescue disk in case your software and hardware are affected.
Panda claims its technological edge from using the cloud comes in the following areas:
- Collective intelligence that receives malware samples from its users (some 50,000 daily) in order to analyze them and if files are deemed ‘malware’ the proper measures are taken to update antimalware software that is immediately available to the users.
- Nano architecture and reverse signatures – they allow for faster scans without great use of local resources because malware database is now stored in the cloud, and more efficient and secure scanning of files against the database.
- Cloud management console that helps businesses lower operating costs and lower the amount of resources dedicated to security; many of the benefits received by the individuals translate to businesses.
Panda Antivirus Pro 2012 also offers very useful computer and USB drive vaccination. The vaccination disables autorun that often triggers spread or installation of malicious programs. People often share USB drives but once vaccinated, the computer and USB ports will be protected and safe to use.
There aren’t any new features in the 2012 version of Panda Antivirus but many have been improved. Arguably the most important is Collective Intelligence that makes Panda up to date with knowledge of new threats. Other features that are constantly revised and upgraded are: Personal Firewall, USB Vaccine, Safe Browser, Behavior Analysis, and SafeCD.
Panda Antivirus Pro 2012 received mixed but solid reviews. AV-Comparatives that rates the most common antivirus software based on detection rates and false alarms gave Panda Advanced 2-star award that puts it in the middle of the pack (Advanced + 3 stars being the highest). It had the second highest scanning speed and placed in the top of false alarms found as well as missed samples category. PCmag.com gave it “Good” score (3 out of 5) with the negative comments stemming from the fact that it wasn’t able to completely remove all malware. On the plus side, the product offers many features that you would only receive if you purchased a suite. Cnet.com users gave it 3.5 out of 5 stars and TopTenReviews.com awarded the product with 2012 Bronze Award (3rd in the Antivirus Software Products category) with the score of 3.5 out of 4. The reviewer was very pleased with the performance and features offered by Panda, but we are a bit disappointed with the support, which is limited to email, forums, and user manual. Overall, Panda Antivirus Pro 2012 is not a unanimous leader in the field but is still able to deliver a very solid and compelling product to keep your computer protected.
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