Panda Antivirus Pro 2012 Review

Panda Antivirus Pro 2012 reviews are scarce, as it's just now hitting the Internet byways. PC Magazine recently posted a Panda Antivirus Pro 2012 review, which reports the software performed fairly well in lab tests. It detected most threats thrown its way but unfortunately didn't put on such a good show when it came time to wipe out the attackers. The review notes that this virus-protection software left behind some malware, including rootkits, which had supposedly been removed; moreover, the firewall was porous.

Panda Antivirus Pro 2012 (starting at $40, Amazon) offers many features, including the above-mentioned firewall, along with antiphishing technology, rootkit protection, and a "USB Vaccine" feature that should prevent USB flash drives from spreading viruses from one PC to another -- a neat little trick. This new antivirus software also provides email and chat protection.

We like the features built into this program -- quite a nice list of extras for a reasonable price. But we need to see more Panda Antivirus Pro 2012 reviews before we would consider adding it to our list of top picks. At this point, the 2012 version of Panda Antivirus Pro seems to offer decent, but not outstanding, protection.

Michael Sweet

Michael Sweet writes about consumer electronics. If something runs on electricity or ones and zeroes, he's interested in it. Sweet has written about PC technology and consumer electronics for 14 years.

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