What Does Panda Antivirus Pro 2013 Has to Offer?
Panda Antivirus Pro 2013 is another way of protecting you system from viruses, rootkits, spyware and other potential threats, but also offers some additional features like a two-way firewall that is usually included in more complete security suits rather than antivirus packages.
In the whole sea of different computer security packages available today, you are probably finding it difficult to choose one over another, so hopefully, the following Panda Antivirus Pro 2013 review will provide some assistance and help you make up your mind.
You can install the program in few steps only. Simply download it and commence the installation process – nothing else is expected from you at this moment. The good thing for those of you owning more than one computer is that the package consists of three licenses enabling you to protect all your computers at once. On the other hand the Safe Browser feature, protecting your on-line activities, and the USB Vaccine are downloaded separately. Upon installation you will see a new, redesigned interface with well organized tabs easing your access. Although most options are installed and set automatically, you are also able to customize certain ones. A red “X” at the top of the screen indicates that a threat has been detected, so all you need to do is click “Solve” and the program will start fixing the problem.
Panda Antivirus Pro 2013 Protection
When it comes to Panda Antivirus Pro 2013 general protection, it includes detection and dealing with known and unknown threats. Known threats protection allows you to scan disc files, email, on-line browsing and instant messaging, with the ability to customize and limit scanning only to certain threats like phishing, viruses or spyware. On the other hand, you are completely free to decide weather you want to use unknown threats protection. If you do, know that it includes behavioural analyses used to determine threat level and heuristic scans examining the program code in order of identifying the threat. Another option regarding unknown threats is the ability to block Script file execution or send email attachments you believe could present a potential threat, to quarantine.
Just as other modern antivirus suits, Panda also uses the cloud technology and, as they call it, Collective Intelligence, providing instant updates in case any new threats are detected, thus enabling full protection for all their customers via extensive database constantly filled with users information on emerging threats which are automatically sent to all other clients.
Although firewall features are usually included in more comprehensive security suits, Panda Antivirus Pro 2013 takes it a step further and offers a functional two-way firewall, which also provides security within wireless network from hacking and identity thefts while not interfering with other programs like Firefox or Internet Explorer.
For safe web browsing, as mentioned before, you can separately download and install Panda Safe Browser which isolates potential threats and sends them to a virtual sand box thus preventing them from infecting your system with malware while browsing the Internet. Virtual Keyboard is another interesting feature protecting your personal information like your passwords or credit card or bank account numbers from keyloggers which have no way of intercepting such information.
Finally, other Panda Antivirus Pro 2013 features noteworthy are gaming mode which allows you to enjoy your favourite games and movies without being interrupted with annoying alerts and pop ups; so called USB Vaccine used for preventing autorun infection to spread through your system by scanning newly inserted USB, CD or DVD drives; the ability to create a rescue disc which can be more than useful whenever your computer is over-infected with viruses causing the system to crash.
Panda Antivirus Pro 2013 was awarded with “Advanced+” rating from AV Comparative with 96% in Real World Protection test and even 99.6% in overall detection rates, which put it in the 5th place from 17 when it comes to effectiveness. Tests have shown great scores in malware prevention, but also some drawbacks when it comes to repairing damage caused by malware.
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A word or two about VPN and How to Round up Your Security
Did you know that all modern-day security experts agree that computer protection is based on these three key elements:
- Good Antivirus,
- A Firewall and
- A trustworthy VPN service.
It is “virtual” since, although the communication runs through a public network, it appears as a private communication for the user.
You can get an overall protection for your on-line communication with HMA! Pro VPN. Their software is very easy to use – simply enter the awarded username and password, choose a server and connect, which will result in altered online identity and encrypted connection. It is good to know that the software allows you to switch between different protocols with no additional requirements, also providing some useful information on load balancing, making sure you are connected to the least loaded server. HMA! Pro VPN (read more about their service here) includes almost 350 servers located in 53 countries providing not only maximum speed connections but also the possibility to change your virtual residence by changing your IP address.
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