Panda Antivirus Pro costs $39.99 per single PC license for 1 year and usually comes with 30 days of trial for free use. But, if you are not interested in usual 30 days trial, there is a promotional offer to get Panda Antivirus Pro 2017 180 days free trial.
To grab a free copy of 180 days trial, simply download the special OEM online installer after a free checkout using a link at the bottom of this post.
The download file is preloaded with 6 months of free trial and you don’t need to enter any serial key or activation code. After a complete installation, it will show you 180 days trial remaining as you can see in the picture below.
Panda Antivirus Pro 2017 Overview
New version of antivirus programs seems to get earlier and earlier, and Panda was the first company to release its 2017 range.
There aren’t extra features added in Panda Antivirus 2017 that are entirely new, but the company says it has improved and tuned aspects of the program to ensure that it provides thorough, up-to-date protection against viruses and other online threats. Like most security programs, Panda Antivirus 2017 receives regular updates to cope with new viruses as they are discovered, and also uses ‘behavior analysis’ techniques to detect other files and programs on your PC that may not be confirmed as viruses but which appear to be behaving in a threatening or suspicious manner. The program also includes now-standard features to ensure safety on the PC. The features worked well, but they’re also found in rival security programs. However, Panda Antivirus has a few features that make it stand out from the crowd. We found that other features weren’t always clearly explained.
In addition to its antivirus features, Panda also includes a simple backup tool for making copies of important files. However, it was disabled by default and left us looking in vain for a way to enable it — and the online manual didn’t provide much help. Panda Antivirus 2017 provides a comprehensive set of antivirus security features, and price it offers is competitive with rivals. However, its ease of use could have been a lot better.
On our test on 6 months’ trial online installer, first it took couple of minutes to download the installation file and setup process was easy and automatic. After setup we can see it providing 180 days trial but there was popup box displayed each time when we tried to use its functionality and it was bit annoying. Besides, with one of the most respected Independent Lab AV-Test and ours this product could not be doubt to provide excellent protection against both online and offline threats.
Panda Product prices rises up if you are adding extra devices on same license although they offer discounts for their online customers. Currently they charge $80 for 5 PC license $105 for ten and $130 for unlimited keys.
Compared to Bitdefender the price is bit high, Bitdefender charges $120 for all devices while McAfee price for unlimited devices is $80 for average security products.
Help and Support
Panda help and support are officially provided with its FAQs, Forum and their personal blogs. Customer service can also be reached via email while phone support is only available on business days and hours which makes it not supported for 24/7. They charge extra money for premium support that and that includes live chat and telephone support 24/7
Panda Antivirus Pro 2017 Key Features
- Process Monitor: Check real-time threats on process and monitors URLs accessed of each processes.
- Safe Browsing: Suggest if the URL is safe for browsing and blocks malicious URL.
- Personal Firewall: Allows to setup rules for program control and enabled recommended rules by Panda and prevents intrusion on computer.
- Application Control: Controls unknown application when it tries to run.
- USB Protection: Suggest scanning every USB drive inserted into the PC and automatically vaccinate every USB drive inserted on PC.
- Rescue Kit: Rescue the system if corrupted by virus.
- Virtual Keyboard: Ensure safety of password when typed using clickable typing virtual keyboard.
- Data Shield: Protects data from virus access or corruption.
- PC Tune-up: Optimizes PC for better performance.
- AV-Test declared it as an effective antivirus software.
- Firewall feature can block all suspicious online behavior of apps.
- Includes addition single license for Android device security.
- Low performance on blocking phishing sites.
- Limited firewall feature.
- Telephone support is only available in office hours.
- Not a best regarding help and support.
Overall, it is not the best protection available in the market although it is good for its usability. It Ranks 7 among the best antivirus software of 2017 but lacks some of the features as compared to other top antivirus products.