Staff member
Overall I would think AVG Free Antivirus performs better than Panda Free, although I have yet to try the latest version in the past 3 months.

AVG isn't exactly a breeze to install, as a Free product they may be bundled with bloatware (unneeded additional software or features). Some users may point out a concern with AVG's current Privacy Policy and Terms.


Level 85
Well in reality, cloud detection should perform better since the rapid of information can provide an accurate detection; however for Panda Free is different. (passive and behavior analysis is mediocre)

Meanwhile for AVG free is balance with standard signatures, some form of cloud and Identity Protection (BB).


Level 1
That depends on you. If you want a light, good and trustworthy antivirus then get panda. If u want a more complex and with more componets get Avg.


Level 30
Content Creator
AVG seems more stable in terms of software, in the past Panda blue screened my computer many times and their support was not helpful at all. Had a very bad experience with them.


Level 8
I would go with Avg between the two of them personally.

Panda while a solid AV has a few drawbacks, mainly slow scan speeds as well as some UI problems (few minute late detection popups)


Level 18
I just fixed a client's computer that had AVG free on it. It's a single-core with xp; if any computer will show AV slowdowns, it's this one.

The computer was slow due more to AVG than its age. I replaced AVG with Panda free and Malwarebytes Antimalware free.

Malwarebytes & adwcleaner removed 130 items that AVG didn't flag (adware/spyware, nothing destructive). This is normal for computers brought to me with AVG on it. Perhaps if they spent more development time on malware removal and less on "clean-up/tune-up" junkware...

It runs the latest Firefox and Office 2003 just fine now. I don't know why av-test keeps rating AVG as high performance and Panda as low performance as my experience has always been the opposite.


Level 4
I choose none but if I had to I would have to go with AVG since I have had issues with Panda literally crashing my system, and if I'm not mistaken Panda requires internet access for protection since it's cloud based.
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