Panda Dome is a great antivirus software that comes from an amazing vendor who cares about what they provide and the quality of their definitions. Panda has a great reputation in the Antivirus industry and their products are vast with a great breadth of features. Panda Dome comes in three different versions, Essentials, Advanced, and Complete, each with additional features so you can pick the protection you need without paying for fluff you don’t need.
In this Panda Dome Review 2019, I will go over the many features that Panda Dome includes. as well as the great changes that Panda has made when they changed the name of their Antivirus product from Panda Antivirus to Panda Dome.
Recent tests by vendors have shown Panda detecting 100% of malware thrown at them, but this protection came at a little cost of higher false positives. False positives were easy to tune down and resolve, and I would always prefer to have better protection than worse. Panda’s new Dome protection provides many new features including Wi-Fi protection. This is consistent with Panda’s performance year over year and they typically always have consistent protection scores.
Wi-Fi protection keeps your network locked down, and doesn’t allow others to peek into your traffic or attack. This protection allows you to see all connections and make decisions on who does/doesn’t have access to your system. Panda Dome includes a Personal Firewall, which many antivirus software have removed from their suites.
The inclusion of a firewall allows the antivirus to work along side and block additional items/infiltrations. Panda Dome also includes a VPN which allows you to browse the internet with privacy and more security. Parental Controls are also included, as well as many other features for Privacy, protection from attackers, etc.
Not only does the Detection have great features like these, but Panda Dome gives quite a bit of flexibility by allowing you to choose which scans you’d like to run. The protection also constantly scans for threats and reacts instantly in the background for you if something is found.
The change to Panda Dome from Panda Antivirus was a great change, as the new Panda Dome Suites offer better protection, but also offer better features as well. The addition of features allows for better protections and a more rounded protection, and also allowed me to remove some of the other software I was paying monthly fees for (VPN Service).
Panda Dome includes a very powerful firewall which allows for customizations. Not only does it include a Firewall, which many virus software has decided is no longer needed or removed from their suites, Panda made it VERY easy to use. The firewall that is included includes a completely customizable setup, but also has default settings which take care of most users. If you need to get more granular, you can as well. The firewall also includes great logs so you can see what was attempting to come into your system and when.
Keeping your family safe online is a big deal, and Panda includes Parental Controls to make your job at protection easier. The parent controls settings included in some of the Panda Dome Suites includes the ability to block websites and locations through categories (adult content, violence, etc) and also allows you to specifically enter sites in that provides better protection. The whitelisting and protection is very easy to use and you can see where you children are going that they should not be.
Panda Dome has been rebuilt from the ground up to make their newest product even more efficient and optimized. With the ability to also optimize your PC, Panda is the only Antivirus I have seen that has made my computer run faster with its optimizations. The newly redone interface looks great and does not cause a huge performance impact on your system.
Ease of Use:
Not only is Panda Dome easy to use once installed, it is also very easy to install as well. For installation you only need to select a quick install, and Panda Dome will install with a single click. After installed, Panda Dome antivirus is also very easy to use. Once installed, all features are accessible from the interface and are simple to use. The main screen shows you active status of each feature and helps you configure the settings. The design of the interface was easy to use and simple.
Panda support offers telephone support, which I have never waited more then 5 minutes for, live chat, and email. They also offer social media support. The response time for emails has typically been 1-2 hours when I was testing how quickly the support would respond to issues.
How much does Panda Dome cost? $45-$155
Panda Dome’s pricing is similar to other antivirus solutions out there, but they also have the ability to pay for your antivirus through a monthly subscription. The part about the monthly I liked the most was that it allows for 1 month free to try out the antivirus software. The trial gives you the ability to test the software before use. After you try it out you can also choose which protection you would like to use from the three options of Essential, Advanced, or Complete.