Features & Performance
Panda Internet Security 2011 aims at total protection of the computer and computer user. So, first and foremost, the software provides antivirus and antimalware protection including scans as well as behavioral analysis incorporating collective intelligence over cloud computing, a feedback to Panda process we have consented to during setup.
Also included is a two-way firewall to guard inbound and outbound connections, WiFi protection, as well as Identity Protect, which prevents the user from sending out sensitive information and helps stop phishing attacks, for example.
USB drive vaccination, a virtual keyboard for entering passwords safely to prevent keylogger attacks and safe browsing using sandbox techniques increase the level of computer security further.
What’s more is that Panda Internet Security 2011 also ships with a spam filter and gaming mode which automatically suppresses messages when you watch movies or play games in full screen mode.
On top of that is backup and restore to local media as well as free online backup space with 2 GB capacity outsourced to Mozy, where Panda customers receive a 15% discount should they need more than 2 GB of remote storage capacity.
Also shipped with the latest release is a rescue CD (downloadable, bootable CD) to clean your computer from malware in case your Windows won’t start properly.
During scans on our test systems, and while working on the test PC we noted average performance. A link scanner is missing though.