Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by kloshar, Feb 10, 2004.
What do you think about this av software? I think it is good.
I think there are better one's available.
You think that for every one. Which one is good for you? And what is wrong with Panda?
I'm using Panda Platinum 7 and really like it. It updates every day. Yesterday it updated twice, once in the morning and again in the afternoon. Today it also updated twice, both in the morning. I imagine it has something to do with Mydoom and Doomjuice.
I trialed Panda Titanium and would have purchased it, if I hadn't found out about the free offer for Platinum. I think they are both very nice AVs.
There are a lot of good av scanners out there on the market. But there are still a few programs that outperform.
If you are looking for an AV program that is also strong in trojan detection than KAV or a KAV-based program like AVK or F-Secure is still one of the best choices you can make.
If you want to use an AT program next to your AV program than the best choice will be definitely NOD32. I am not saying this because Eset is running a support forum over here.
Personally (besides a lot of different av programs I have for testing purposes) I use a combination of KAV (on-demand) and NOD32 (on-access/on-demand).
Recent test showed that it is not as outperforming as KAV or NOD32 do. For a summary of Panda's results at Virus Bulletin have a look here:
Not really impressive if you ask me. And in regards to (backdoor-)trojan detection the latest review from Rokop-Security revealed also non-impresive figures.
Panda AntiVirus Experiences?
I think panda platinium is a little heavy on resources and with panda titanium I don't think you have enough control over the programs settings.
Panda is GOOD choice!!!
Many times i cleaned virus with Panda which was unable to clean with Norton and KAV. KAV and NORTON was unable to clean,delete or quarantine object which Panda deleted with no problems.
Also its very easy for use software.
Well, I was filled with enthusiasm when I saw that F-secure couldn't delete viruses in an archive, but Panda could. F-secure said that virus couldn't be deleted because it was in an archive, but there was no problem for Panda.
Well, virii in archives or compressed folders is not a problem, it poses no threat to you unless uncompresed and ran, if the archive is deleted then the threat is gone, and F-Secure will not let you get anywhere near the virus to run it.
F-secure says that virus cannot be deleted because it is in an archive. And that is all. Let's say that I got a virus throught an email, I deleted it but there is still zip file somewhere and virus in it. I don't have access to it because I can't find it. That is no problem for Panda. It can desinfect, delete, ...
And if, for some strange reason, you cannot 'find' this zip file then its never going to bother you because if you cant find it and unzip it then its of no worry to you
But Panda can delete fron Archives so it must be much better.
As long the virus is in the zip that is no danger because the virus cannot do anything malicious if it is inside an archive. It has to be extracted first and than executed. But that's already the point when your on-access scanner has intercepted.
Cleaning malware inside an archive might be a nice feature but nothing really necessary. If I find malware in one file in an archive that somebody sent to me or I downloaded from a web site I would not trust the rest of the archive content. It might be that these are also infected with something different which might be unkown for the av software.
Yes, good, but you have bad feeling if there is something weard doing on your computer, don't you?
Unless the malware isn't executed (and that is the case if it just sits in a zip file) there is nothing you need to fear.
PANDA PLATINUM FREE? mannaggia, where can I find the free panda platinum, tell me please, thanks for the answering.
I trialed Panda Titanium and would have purchased it, if I hadn't found out about the free offer for Platinum. I think they are both very nice AVs
That must be here > PandaPlatinum7
And how is possible that Platinum is free? That is very expensive program so I wonder how can it be free. Can I use my username and password with Titanium version, too?
zorrozorrito.....The link that Starfox provided is the place to get the free Panda Platinum.
I think it was originally intended for IT people. I may be wrong there, not really certain. Panda also offered it to people who subscribed to ZDNet Anchordesk Newsletter. When you fill out the form, you will get a username and password for Platinum.
I downloaded the year free Panda Platinum. It comes with a firewall, which surprised me and I really like it. Had to disable my regular firewall, but Panda's is stealth all around so can't complain.
The platinum edition is fast on my machine. XP, 1.3G Athlon and 512RAM. It sets up very easily. My machine is clean, so I can't comment on virus catching ability. I may have to go snoop Warez sites or someplace and see if I can get one or two.
I like Panda's interface and ease of setup. I think it's a keeper.
I am useing it also and I will admit it scans very fast. I have used platinum 6 but it didn't scan this fast. So far I like it and the price is right. And as a computer related business owner There is no guilt getting it for free
I really like Panda Platinum 7 also. I don't use the firewall though. When I had the firewall running, I ran a test at Shields Up and it came up stealth on all but one port. Port 1025 was open. I couldn't figure out how to configure the firewall to close that port. Right now I'm using Outpost Pro.
I I really like Panda Platinum 7 also. I don't use the firewall though. When I had the firewall running, I ran a test at Shields Up and it came up stealth on all but one port. Port 1025 was open. I couldn't figure out how to configure the firewall to close that port. Right now I'm using Outpost Pro.
I don't have any instant messaging programs running. I'm no expert, so I'm not sure what else could be causing Port 1025 to be left open. I'm using Outpost Pro at the moment, and Port 1025 is stealth. I think you can set up rules somehow in Panda's firewall, just couldn't figure out how. Maybe I'll take another shot at it.
I ran pcflank, sygate, auditmypc, grc, and a couple of others for the firewall; the usual group I always use to check firewalls and no problems here.
I haven't fiddled with the firewall much other than to block a few programs that I saw no need to have Internet access.
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