In this day and age, having a good antivirus software is essential for devices running any operating system. While Windows 10 comes with a built-in antivirus software in the form of Windows Defender, the built-in protection is not scoring really well in antivirus tests.
When choosing an antivirus software for your Windows 10, you must consider two things: antivirus engine and resources required for the antivirus. A good antivirus engine is crucial but it’s equally important to choose an antivirus software that doesn’t slow down your Windows 10 computer.
If you’re looking for a free lightweight antivirus software to replace the built-in Windows Defender in Windows 10, Panda Free Antivirus is a good choice.
Panda Free Antivirus 2017 for Windows 10
The latest version of Panda Free Antivirus, which is Panda Free Antivirus 2017, is a good free antivirus for Windows 10 operating system. Since Panda Free Antivirus is cloud based antivirus, all the work is done in the cloud. This simply means that the Panda Free Antivirus requires low system resources.
The other advantage of a cloud antivirus is that you don’t need to worry about daily definition updates.
Panda Free Antivirus features
As you can in pictures, Panda Free Antivirus for Windows sports a basic but easy-to-navigate interface. The home screen of the antivirus displays the current security status as well as some other important information like number of files in quarantine, threats blocked and number of running process.
Like any other antivirus out there for Windows, Panda Free Antivirus also offers full scan, critical areas scan and custom scan. You can also scan individual file or folder by right-clicking on it and then clicking Scan with Panda Free Antivirus option.
With default settings, when you insert a USB drive to your PC protected by Panda Free Antivirus, the antivirus suggests you scan your USB drive. There is even a feature called USB device vaccination which when turned on, automatically scans and removes viruses from USB drives as soon as they are connected to your PC.
Panda Free Antivirus for Windows allows you create rescue USB drive using which you can boot and disinfect unbootable computers.
The setup of Panda Free Antivirus attempts to set Panda Safe Web as your default search provider and Panda Safe Web as your default home page. Please deselect those options if you aren’t interested in changing your current home page and search provider of your web browsers.
Panda Free Antivirus is compatible with both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of Windows 10. Visit the following link to download the latest version of Panda Free Antivirus.