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Panda Antivirus + Firewall 2008 is a cheap and light antivirus software that protects your PC against viruses, spyware, online fraud and rootkits. The program uses standard signature-based scanning, which is supplemented by the genetic heuristic analysis in order to protect the computer from malware. This version also includes a configurable personal firewall to stop intruders and hackers from accessing your PC. Moreover, its TruPrevent Technologies detect and block unknown threats, intelligently scanning program behavior. One thing to highlight from this application is its real-time protection, since it scans every file on every access, even when you just open the folder that contains it. It scans all attachments arriving with POP3 or HTTP-based e-mail and any that go out via SMTP, just in case you send an infected file. Moreover, it also checks all files received via AOL , Yahoo!, and Microsoft instant-messaging clients.A great disadvantage of the program is that it simply deletes viruses and spyware that it can't disinfected, without offering the option to quarantine them. Fortunately, this version now allows you to schedule when and how often a scan should take place. The user interface is really easy to use and visually attractive.
- Simple and nice user interface. Easy to use. Inexpensive. Low system impact