Panda Internet Security is a comprehensive security suite which offers protection from viruses, spyware, rootkits, hackers, online fraud, identity theft and all other Internet threats. This suite boasts an easy installation and setup. Using the new Collective Intelligence technology Panda Internet Security is now much faster when compared to previous versions.
The following advantages of Panda Internet Security 2009 are provided below:
Anti-Malware Engine Automatically detects and eliminates viruses, spyware, Trojans, rootkits, bots and other malware before they infect your computer.
- Scans files in real-time and on-demand.
- Scans emails before they reach your inbox, regardless of your email program.
- Scans Internet traffic regardless of your browser type.
- Scans Instant Messaging traffic in MSN Messenger, Windows Live Messenger, Yahoo Messenger and AOL.
- Removes all traces of clutter left by spyware on your PC.
Advanced Proactive Protection: Technologies from Panda Security are broadly identified as the most effective against new and unknown malware.
- Genetic Heuristic Engine combines with advanced algorithms to detect new variants of the most dangerous malware families.
- TruPrevent Technologies 2.0 silently analyze the behavior of programs, blocking those that try to damage your PC. Also, it blocks zero-day targeted attacks and terminates any malicious activity that has evaded traditional protection systems.
Personal Firewall: Protects you against Internet-borne worms and hacker attacks.
- Smart auto-configuration allows good programs to run while blocking malicious ones.
- Shields your PC from hackers on the Web.
- Wireless Monitor protects your wireless network from intruders.
- Intrusion prevention blocks known and unknown hacker attacks and vulnerability exploits.
Identity Theft Protection
Anti-Phishing Filter: Identifies false email and protects you from scams while you shop, bank or pay bills online.
Anti-Banking Trojan Engine: Detects the most risky identity theft malware used by cyber-criminals for stealing banking credentials. Moreover, specialized heuristics and generic detection techniques guarantee maximum protection for online transactions. NEW!
Anti-Rootkit Technology: Finds and eliminates silently-installed rootkits used by malware or hackers to evade traditional antivirus products. The free Panda Anti-Rootkit being used by millions of people around the world won the Editor's Choice award from PC Magazine. NEW!
Safe Internet Browsing
Anti-Spam Filter: Keeps your inbox free from junk mail. Using the new spam engine detection rates are now over 97%, ensuring uninterrupted service and delivering the emails you really need. NEW!
Parental Control: Allows your children to browse the Internet safely by disabling access to violent, adult, or racist content, as well as other inappropriate websites.
Web Filter: Enables you to use the Internet securely without the risk of infections, vulnerability exploits, browser hijacking or phishing websites. By analyzing website content, links and Web reputation scores, Panda Security provides protection against all types of Web-based malware and scams. NEW!
Personal Information Filter: Prevents the theft of credit card numbers, social security numbers and any other personal information you define from your PC. NEW!
Backup & Restore
Backup & Restore focuses on safeguarding your most important files against accidental loss or damage. It also prevents loss of significant documents either unintentionally, or through hard disk problems or other accidents. Backup and restoration from hard drive, CD, DVD, other external media or online are rather simple and easy.
Apart from what was mentioned above, Panda Internet Security 2009 includes many of the same features many other suites offer. Infact, it suffers from a lack of intuitive menus and its decent-though-unspectacular malware detection is ranked below-average.