Which one do you guys think is better in terms of overall protection?

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Windows Defender vs. Panda Antivirus Free 2016
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Morvotron

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Panda is one of those security softwares i never gave up on. I would strongly recommend it, over Windows Defender and lots of antiviruses out there.

As for resources usage, of course Windows Defender is getting the gold medal. It's coded not to be noticed.
Panda is very light, at least of its free version. Never got to notice great system impacts, still WD wins over here.
Talking about real time protection, and detection rate, Panda gets the trophy here. It has been awarded several times for it. Aforementioned, even more than paid suites.

I would sacrifice a little impact to get a good protection.
 

Soulweave

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WD is coded by people who can actually write code that won't screw up your machine. Most of these 3rd party AVs will do more damage than malware. Just take a look at their forums.
Any solution will have their ups and downs, including MS own solutions.
One thing most people do not realize is that any 3rd party solution is coded to work with a set of modules/rules/dlls from the OS itself, so it is only fair to have problems every now and again.

avast and BD forums for example, most issues are not related to the OS, but to the actual software coding and lack of full bug testing prior to release, unlike Kaspersky, Norton and others.

MS has its fair share of release of fixes without proper QA testing.

As for OP, voted WD because it does what it says on the tint. Doesn't have the features that Panda has but for me is perfectly fine.

Panda had its fair share of FPs, however bear in mind that in the past such FPs affected windows system files, rendering systems useless across the world due to a bad update. Not to say Panda is not good, because it is, however I would prefer less bells and whistles if it was to choose between Panda and Windows Defender.

And I have used both, along with other solutions.
 

jerzy601

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my vote is for Windows Defender because it has better detection and besides, there will be no need to install other security software.
Panda somehow not appealed to me and more than that I was not happy with it but it is only my opinion everyone has their own opinions and will.
 

tonibalas

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In W10 i would go with Windows Defender.
It has improved a lot and with Smart Screen you have a good security setup.
Another reason i would go with WD is what @FreddyFreeloader wrote on his post.
Windows Defender is implemented into W10 so you wont have problems that you would have when you install other security software.