Panda and Zone Alarm are both well-known in the antivirus industry. Like many top security providers, they use a combination of signature and behavioral scanning to check for known and unknown infections. They also provide an impressive range of additional features to keep you secure.
Zone Alarm uses sandboxing to launch files and downloads in a secure virtual environment for safety. Its crowdsourced insights create whitelists of safe content to speed up its scans. There’s an advanced two-way firewall, and the Wireless Network security will automatically update the firewall depending on risk factors. You also get protection during the boot stages, an anti-phishing Chrome extension, and an anti-keylogger tool. The “Find My Laptop” feature can locate your lost or stolen device, and 5GB of online backup storage protects your files.
Panda also has an extensive range of security protocols. You get a firewall, free VPN, a virtual keyboard to avoid keyloggers, WiFi protection that will alert you about unsecured networks, anti-ransomware protection, and parental controls that are great for securing kids’ devices. The data shield will protect specific file extensions and the remote locator ‘Find My Device’ feature takes theft protection one step further: the front camera will capture a photo whenever three failed login attempts occur. Panda offers extensive malware scans, including external hardware checks and critical scans to monitor high-risk areas. It has an impressive 100% detection rate but does suffer from false positives.