I tried it once and found that Panda can be a bit of a resource-hog. Reckoned to have quite strong heuristics, but that's not the be-all and end-all. Definition updates are critical and things like AVG and Avast are reckoned to be at least as good in that area.
My personal faves of the many that I have tried are NOD32 (if you want to pay) and Avast (if you don't). F-Secure ranks a very close third, but would be my top choice if it was free.
i use panda titanium.it was on a magazine disc,free for a year.im happy with it,it doesnt hog at all. my kid`s pc has avg,which is also good. what version panda does your friend have? i tried platinum for a while,and its not as full as titanium,seems to have less options in it.
Panda is the best I have ever come across. I have 4 HDDs in my machine and I had been using AVG after an old version of Norton ran out. I decided to purchase Norton 2006 and trying to uninstall an older version left me with no alternative but to do a clean install. (Why do the Norton people insist on making it impossible to remove their products?)
I purchased and installed Panda. It found a huge number of problems that the other AV programs had missed. Not only that, it stops diallers, spyware, intrusions in you wireless network and all sorts of things that the others do not.
My machine runs a lot quicker than it did when it had Norton installed.
I would thoroughly recommend Panda AV.
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