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Panda Antivirus for Mac 2017 shows itself as effective, efficient and eccentric Antivirus.

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Panda Antivirus for Mac 2017


Panda Antivirus for Mac 2017 Review: light and lightning fast

Panda Antivirus for Mac 2017 shows itself as effective, efficient and eccentric Internet security. In the field of virus suppression, Panda is a top-competitor. The antivirus package is lightning fast and working from the cloud has its advantages. But don’t count on many extra features.



  • Fast and excellent antivirus protection
  • Cloud-service, so little memory space required
  • Scans connected iOS devices for malware
  • E-mail scanning
  • Own firewall supplied
  • Hardly any system impact
  • Easy to operate


  • Few extra features, such as Parental Control
  • Safe-browsing and anti-phishing are missing
  • Design is a matter of taste

Speedy and light Internet security

The speed with which Panda detects and eliminates viruses is amazing. At the same time, the system impact remains low. So you’ll notice little of the work Panda is doing for you in the background. Virus definitions are automatically updated by Panda. It will keep you protected against the latest threats. So Panda works noiselessly and executes most tasks in the background. Whether you’re gaming, or watching a movie, Panda won’t be interrupting your fun.

Secured both online and offline

Though Macs are equipped standard with a fine firewall, Panda Antivirus for Mac 2017 adds to it its own firewall. It protects, for example, Wi-Fi-networks against attacks. The software can also be used to vaccinate USB-flash drives, so they cannot be infected. Even when you’re offline. By storing virus signatures locally, Panda recognises strange behaviours that could indicate the presence of malware. Even though the firewall seems handy, we would have preferred if Panda had focused on functions that are not supplied standard with your Mac, such as Parental Control.

iOS protection

Do you also own an iPhone, iPad or iPod? Though malware rarely appears on iOS, the platform is still vulnerable. Panda also scans these devices immediately for damaging files. You only need to connect them to a Mac with Panda and start the scan. Your iOS files can be transferred to your Mac for scanning. This requires extra disk space. As your iOS device has to be connected to your Mac, real-time scanning is, unfortunately, not possible.

Dangers of surfing (Safe-browsing and anti-phishing)

Panda protects your Mac very well against Windows and Mac malware. Unfortunately, a major source of danger is not dealt with. Most Mac Internet security apps have a safe-browsing mode. They warn for websites that attempt to install malevolent programs, but also for phishing websites and other threats. Other Internet security packages have taken better precautions. The URL-reputation tool warns at dubious links in search engine results. It makes it less likely for you to be de-routed to harmful content.


The speed and simplicity Panda Antivirus for Mac 2017 demonstrates in detecting viruses and placing them in quarantine, is at a level with those of market-leaders. The Internet security smartly exploits its cloud services. We did miss the functions of Parental Control and safe-browsing.

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