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Panda Internet Security 2009 Edition review

A comprehensive security package

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Our Verdict

Powerful security software which should prove to be a more than ample solution for your PC or laptop

For

  • Speedy
  • Good range of tools
  • Collective Intelligence engine works well

Against

  • Quite heavy on resources

Panda Internet Security 2009 offers a wide selection of tools, including rootkit protection, an anti-malware engine, Instant Messenger protection, a personal firewall and a host of anti-phishing, anti-spam and anti-spyware tools.

This latest edition moves with the times and instead of just blocking threats and scanning for infections, it uses what is called a Collective Intelligence engine.

This is a database, or white-list, created by users, which means that threats can be detected and dealt with a lot quicker.

Scanning times have also been improved, making this is a great package.

While this all works smoothly, we found the software to be something of a resource hog, so it isn't the best solution for older or more entry-level laptops.