Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by Slovak, Jul 21, 2004.
How come I get the feeling that nobody here likes Panda, what's wrong with it?
I have found nothing wrong with Panda. I am using Panda Platinum 7 and just ordered a copy of Panda Internet Security. I really like Panda and have found it to be light on the resources and efficient. Just my 2 pennies worth.
I ve Panda Platinum 7 running as resident right now.As for resources i see
4 processes running for a total of 18 MB RAM,CPU seems 0 %(Athlon 2500+) about 660 handles.
Then why does everyone complain about it, or at least have nothing positive to say about it?
I don't know.Actually the on demand scanning is lightning fast compared to KAV 5.I d say it takes half the time KAV did.
I think it was the support that left a bad taste in everyones mouth.. That was the major complaint I saw at most forums.
Because it is too bloated for older computers, and, despite not being bad, is far from being outstanding.
I guess nothing's wrong with Panda. Everyone has different tastes. It's just that there are better choices out there that overcome Panda in many ways.
dear Slovak, there is nothing wrong with Panda. its still very cute! i'm using the latest Platinum version in one of my systems. it works wonders with my XP machine powered by 500MHz P3 and 128MB SDRAM. also i never had problem with the tech support infact they were pretty quick with their responses. this AV is pretty fast and effective at the same time. the firewall that comes with it is one of the best in the industry. here are some points to keep in mind when you read reviews.
1. there is something called FALSE AUTHORITY SYNDROME. some people think they know things they really don't. for example i've noticed posts like "don't use this product if you don't want to format your system. i had to format my system when i used it." this product is PANDA lol and i use it with much delight. when i followed the posts of that particular guy i came to know that he knows as much about viruses and antiviruses, as i know about politics. trust me i'm dumber than a brick when it comes to politics. but there should be a lot of users who really believed that post and considered Panda to be a bad AV. so please next time when you see a review or personal remark, take into consideration that the person could be suffering from FALSE AUTHORITY SYNDROME. now the million $$$ question, how do i know he is an expert or boogeyman? apart from the Admins and Moders there are several AV experts here in this forum. ask them or atleast demand a proof from the person for his remark.
2. a computer is a very very complex system with enough hardware and software components to confuse a scientist. if you're a coder you'll know how hard it is to code system tools. so please spare those OS and AV guys. a thousand probable faults can cause a single malbehavior. don't jump into conclusions rapidly, do a careful inspection before posting remarks. the problem could be with your system not the AV.
3. some people use computer to play games, some use it for checking mails and the list goes on. depending on your activity and knowledge the security solution for you might differ from another person. for example if A uses the computer to check mails and collect news he needs lower protection then B who is a porn surfer. so read opinions but make your own choice.
4. yes, i'm suffering from FALSE AUTHORITY SYNDROME.
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