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#1 Wepynx

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Posted 10 January 2015 - 05:03 PM

Hello again everybody, I hope this is an easy question for y'all. I'm using Panda Free on one of my computers.  It's version 15.0.4, how to I update the program when a new program version is available ? Also, is it compatible with Malwarebytes Anti Exploit ? Thanks.



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Posted 10 January 2015 - 05:16 PM

Also, is it compatible with Malwarebytes Anti Exploit ?


Malwarebytes Anti-Exploit is an utility designed to block exploits used by malware to infiltrate your machine - so yes, it should be compatible with your AV. It'll work alongside all AVs and AMs, actually.

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Posted 10 January 2015 - 07:14 PM

How can I upgrade my Panda product
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Posted 10 January 2015 - 07:18 PM

Thanks Alexstrasza Malwarebytes A E is going to be included in my arsenal. Do you have any idea on the part about updating Panda Free to the newest program version when it's available ? The Panda forums aren't really to helpful.



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Posted 10 January 2015 - 07:33 PM

There is always the option to Contact Panda Technical Support.

There are very few members here you use Panda.
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Posted 10 January 2015 - 07:36 PM

Hey thank you quietman7. I went to the Panda forums and couldn't get an answer. I thought this was the way but wanted to make sure I didn't mess anything up.  What's the popular choice in AV there ?Thanks again buddy.  :thumbup2:  :thumbup2:


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Posted 10 January 2015 - 08:19 PM

Choosing an Anti-Virus Program

Here are links to some recent BC discussion topics with opinions from other members:
* What is the best antivirus protection?
* What's the best premium security suite in the market currently?
* Recommend a good free antivirus program
* Which antivirus and malware programs should I use together?
* Antivirus Solution?

Here are links to polls about this very subject:
* Poll: Best Antivirus and Firewall
* Poll: Best Anti-Spyware/Anti-Malware/On-Demand Scanner
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Posted 12 January 2015 - 04:36 AM

..at others, updation to a new version is about downloading the main new installer again. :)
..why Panda? It is relatively a new market anti-virus, untrusted yet. Or?

 

P.S. People are taking AVG, or avast!, or Bit Defender.


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Posted 12 January 2015 - 06:09 AM

..why Panda? It is relatively a new market anti-virus, untrusted yet.


Panda Security was founded in 1990 and they one of the early pioneers in anti-virus software. They are among the top 5 largest vendors and in 2009 were the first to introduce free cloud-based antivirus.

Panda Cloud Antivirus introduces radically new protection model with lightweight thin-client agent and real-time scanning-from-the-cloud...With Panda Cloud Antivirus, Panda Security is introducing a new protection model that utilizes a thin-client agent and server architecture which processes and blocks malware more efficiently than locally installed signature-based products. By moving the entire malware scanning and determination process to the cloud and applying non-intrusive interception techniques on the client architecture, Panda Cloud Antivirus is able to provide advanced protection against new and unknown viruses with a lightweight thin-client agent that barely consumes any PC resources.

Panda Cloud Antivirus: The First Free Cloud-Based Antivirus, April 29, 2009
Introduction to Panda Cloud Antivirus
Panda Research Blog: Arguments against cloud-based antivirus

Panda Cloud Antivirus Free has since changed their product name to Panda Free Antivirus
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Posted 12 January 2015 - 10:53 AM

Quietman7 is always right. I don't know of anyone that is using Panda Free that has had a problem or computer slowdown. The only thing they didn't know is about the update because they just set it and forget it, but being a member of software sites, I see new versions being rolled out and wanted to know how  I would update my own before the newest version appeared.



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Posted 12 January 2015 - 12:19 PM

The Panda forums aren't really to helpful.

There are two which I am aware of. Did you try both of them?

Panda Community Forums
Panda Cloud Antivirus Support Forums
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Posted 12 January 2015 - 12:31 PM

Panda Cloud Antivirus Free is actually what I recommend for computer/laptop with low-end specs, since it's Cloud-based, there's hardly any heavy operations being effectued on the system that requires resources such as RAM or CPU. I prefer it to other good free Antivirus such as avast! or Avira, just because of it's really low resources consumptions.

..why Panda? It is relatively a new market anti-virus, untrusted yet. Or?

P.S. People are taking AVG, or avast!, or Bit Defender.


I dislike AVG since it tries to bundles foistware in the installation and pushes you to install their software even when the program is installed (AVG Web TuneUp). And when you uninstall it, it tries to make you install AVG PC TuneUp. It's really sad to see an Antivirus company behaving that way, real shame. Hence why you could say I'm almost "boycotting" their products. As for Bitdefender, they have to fix the buggy GUI and also the fact that most of the time it won't uninstall properly. Nothing to say against avast!, only the little annoying voice that can easily be disabled.

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 02:24 PM

I dislike AVG since it tries to bundles foistware in the installation and pushes you to install their software even when the program is installed (AVG Web TuneUp). And when you uninstall it, it tries to make you install AVG PC TuneUp.

AVG PC TuneUp is another junk program which claims to be an optimizing tool with registry cleaning capability that purports to improve performance, make repairs and enhance the speed of a computer. The optimization and performance improvement claims made by such software vendors are borderline scams. There is no statistical evidence to back such claims. Advertisements to do so are a marketing ploy intended to goad users into using an unnecessary and potential dangerous product.
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Posted 12 January 2015 - 02:35 PM

I dislike AVG since it tries to bundles foistware in the installation and pushes you to install their software even when the program is installed (AVG Web TuneUp). And when you uninstall it, it tries to make you install AVG PC TuneUp.

AVG PC TuneUp is another junk program which claims to be an optimizing tool with registry cleaning capability that purports to improve performance, make repairs and enhance the speed of a computer. The optimization and performance improvement claims made by such software vendors are borderline scams. There is no statistical evidence to back such claims. Advertisements to do so are a marketing ploy intended to goad users into using an unnecessary and potential dangerous product.


I hate every single one of them. I offer technical support both online and IRL and I see way too many people falling for these programs that do absolutely nothing. Even worse, they offer features that could easily break a system, like registry cleaners and drivers updaters. It's really sad to see an Antivirus company promoting these kind of software but it can't be helped I guess. Plus, their AVG Web TuneUp foistware can easily be replaced by two/three Firefox or Chrome plugins that will do a way better job.

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Posted 12 January 2015 - 02:38 PM


Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons.

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