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Hi guys,
I was installing panda free in search of a lightweight free antivirus when voodooshield was triggered saying that one of the panda files is suspect.
It's a false positive?
Should i worry about panda free?
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voodoo didnt detect anything. it uses the scan engine signatures provided by virustotal. 6 of those signature scan engines are returning the verdict that the file is malicious. the file name is a string of numbers which is unusual coz panda free installer is named PandaFreeAV.exe. voodoo Ai is telling you it is safe but virustotal scan engine signatures are telling you it is malicious. trust those signatures before voodoo ai.

provide link to the panda free install download or at least submit it to virustotal and provide file analysis link.

at the moment no one knows what your installing
 
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ddave

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voodoo didnt detect anything. it uses the scan engine signatures provided by virustotal. 6 of those signature scan engines are returning the verdict that the file is malicious. the file name is a string of numbers which is unusual coz panda free installer is named PandaFreeAV.exe. voodoo Ai is telling you it is safe but virustotal scan engine signatures are telling you it is malicious. trust those signatures before voodoo ai.
The file named with a string of numbers is a file panda's installer (PandaFreeAV.exe downloaded from panda's website) is trying to download. Voodooshield has blocked the panda installer.

Honestly, I have never used Voodooshield and I see there is no need to use it in my case. If you like Panda, what about using the Dome Adavnced version with @Slyguy settings and pair it osarmour?
Thanks for the advice but I like free solutions more. With the free version of panda is better use voodooshield or osarmor?
 

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Don't use Panda Dome free. Only paid versions are worth it where you can use Application Control, block most commonly abused LOLbins with it, and get other advanced tools/modules. Get rid of Voodooshield and use OSArmor instead if you like it and can understand the settings it applies to your system. Blindly installing some "security" tool just because everyone else does is not recommended, then it's not about security anymore, but about being a sheep following others jumping from the cliff.
 
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ddave

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Don't use Panda Dome free. Only paid versions are worth it where you can use Application Control, block most commonly abused LOLbins with it, and get other advanced tools/modules. Get rid of Voodooshield and use OSArmor instead if you like it and can understand the settings it applies to your system. Blindly installing some "security" tool just because everyone else does is not recommended, then it's not about security anymore, but about being a sheep following others jumping from the cliff.
I don't install a tool because everyone else does it. Simply I ask for an advice. Moreover, imho, I prefer use one or more free tool instead of a paid one if I can have a similar protection.
Doesn't panda come with some sort of toolbar or potentially unwanted program which other AV vendors tend to detect?
At the best of my knowledge they ditched the browser extension.
 

davisd

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I personally just run Windows Defender with VoodooShield. I think it's enough
Either you know for a fact based on your computing knowledge its enough, or you want to believe it's enough, believing and actually seeing the facts have nothing in common. Entire security industries are making people "feel" safe when it has nothing to do with the actually keeping safe from malware threats. It's a smoke and mirrors game, and user is the pawn on the board, being used, abused, and manipulated with including "feelings" in digital security landscape by making you feel potentially unsafe whatever move you take next, buying a dishwasher online via using your credit card details which could be stolen if you don't use their "Antibanker/Anti-keylogger" or Pr0nhub from which you just came and scaremongering about drive-by downloads or FIB type of malware found in adds pop-ups to track your identity online, all just for you to buy their security product and make you "feel" safe.
 
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TheMalwareMaster

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Either you know for a fact based on your computing knowledge its enough, or you want to believe it's enough, believing and actually seeing the facts have nothing in common. Entire security industries are making people "feel" safe when it has nothing to do with the actually keeping safe from malware threats. It's a smoke and mirrors game, and user is the pawn on the board, being used, abused, and manipulated with including "feelings" in digital security landscape by making you feel potentially unsafe whatever move you take next, just for you to buy their product and make you "feel" safe.
I mean, Windows Defender usually has higher detections than panda, and some fancy features such as controlled folders access (works really well in case of ransomware attacks, but has false positives). Then you really make each file you run go through VirusTotal (which has all static engines), so I don't see the need of any third party AV. VoodooShield also blocks malware that comes from flash drives because it denies the execution of autorun.
The only vector of attack that could go through is a browser exploit (which sends malware directly into memory), but that's really rare and I have never encountered one, or the well-known VoodooShield bypass that kills VS first and then runs the malware (but you need to fall for a targeted attack), or other unknown VoodooShield bypasses.

Related to "being light", I only find some slowdown when the desktop loads on startup, and it's mainly due to VoodooShield and its desktop gadget, but not when I use my PC (then again, Windows Defender is known to slow you down when copying/pasting files, but I don't find it a great issue)
 
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