(Last updated on September 15th, 2019)
Are you looking for a better option among the two? ESET Vs PANDA is a comparison made on 5 core features of both the Antiviruses which are:
- Virus Detection
- Software Usability
- Value for Money | Pricing
- Customer Support
I compared each aspect thoroughly and extracted the best antivirus among the two.
Short Answer: After studying a lot and determining everything in detail, we came to the point that every product has its own essence and importance in the market. The market has proper share of Panda and ESET which clearly mentions the importance of both of the antivirus products. Panda comes with 4 products and ESET comes with 3 products. Plus, ESET has been breaking a record of largest unbroken run of VB100 but if we are supposed to focus a little bit more and talk about which one is better so Panda will win this competition. As Panda is doing well in terms of virus detection, software usability, features and customer support. Though, ESET remained winner in one race only and that is a tie on pricing. We must say that Panda did very well in this competition. So ultimately, the winner is PANDA.
ESET Vs PANDA: Virus Detection & Protection
If we talk about Panda then it must be noted that it got 9.5 points out of 10. This antivirus provides advanced cyber security services with latest technologies and discovers every kind of dangerous and incredible threats. It detects the virus and helps the system to stay protected with anti-adware, tune-up and smartphone optimizer which ESET does not offer. Still, the resource consumption of Panda is minimum than ESET. Panda does not provide anti-worm feature to detect the virus which ESET does. Overall, Panda is a bit stronger antivirus in protecting a system from spyware, ransomware, spam, viruses, threats etc. Even, it protects those threats which are ultimately transferred via USB in a system.
PANDA secures 6 out of 6 points in the latest test conducted by AV-Test.
ESET is leading the antivirus industry with more than 110 million users in the entire world. It has a world record for the largest unbroken run of VB100 for detecting the malware of any kind internet security vendor around the globe. This antivirus has been breaking this record for last 12 years. It does not come with anti-adware, smartphone optimizer and tune-up. Plus, ESET NOD32 protects from incredible online threats and spyware that are absolutely unimaginable and incredible. This antivirus fights with Trojans, worms, spam and rootkits. It secures all emails as well. Moreover, ESET lacks the power of offering threat protection for USB transfers. Overall, it takes 9 points of out of 10.
ESET Protection against malicious Android apps secures 5.5 out of 6 points in the recent Av-Test.
ESET Vs PANDA: Software Usability
Panda security provides manual virus scanning system to its users. It even provides automatic updates too. Its resource usage is quite lower than ESET NOD32’s. If we talk about the software usability grades of both the antiviruses then no doubt, Panda will stand first. Its user interface is really convenient, simple and good looking. Its interface actually changed after the conversion of Panda Security to Panda Dome but it is still very convenient, user friendly and impressive for those users who are just new to the field of saving their computers through antivirus products. This makes Panda antivirus a perfect combination in terms of software usability and performance. Plus, it also comes with fully- customizable tiles.
Impact of the PANDA security software on the usability of the whole computer (lower values indicate better results)
ESETNOD32 provides automatic updates to its users. Users are not supposed to get the updates manually. But if you find that your system may be under attack and you wish to scan the system manually then you may go for it too. Its resource usage is quite low which means that if this antivirus runs in your system automatically then it will not slow down your system or provide any kind of negative impact on your computer. The interface of this antivirus has proper navigation system on the left side of the software. It comes with little bit text areas on different sections of the settings which is becoming quite popular now. It has color-wise user interface that adds brightness, simplicity and clarity to the entire design of the antivirus product.
Impact of the ESET security software on the usability of the device is shown below.
ESET Vs PANDA: Features
Panda antivirus comes with a lot of significant features like saving your computer, email and browsing from ransomware, spam, viruses, spyware and other threats. It comes with feature of safe USB transfers, password manager, firewall, real time protection for Macs, Free unlimited VPN 150MB per day, Wi-Fi network security, scans external, parental control, identity protection for banking and online shopping, data shield feature, cleanup tools, cloud storage and other very important features to secure your data completely. PANDA’s parental control feature provides a lot of comfort to a parent’s mind because it helps its children to stay away from prohibited, negative and unsuitable websites on the internet, attacks, threats and unethical hacking.
ESET is a real time antivirus protection product that comes with many features like parental control, password manager, firewall, security assets, anti-phishing features, hardened/secure browser etc. It protects your data from rootkits, viruses, worms, Trojans and other attacks from its reliable and authentic features. It does not come with one feature like providing safe USB transfers. Still, your computer is under attack in terms of USB file transfers which is something serious to be noted. Plus, it does not provide cloud storage functionality as well.
ESET features are shown in the latest AV-Test as below.
ESET Vs PANDA: Pricing
Panda antivirus comes with 4 major products that are related to home and business. We would like to mention all of them here with their respective pricing:
- Panda Dome Essential is of $23.99 per device
- Panda Dome Advanced is of $31.99 per device
- Panda Complete is of $49.99 per device
- Panda Dome Premium is of $79.99 per device
It often offers discounts and different offers. It comes with 30 days money back guarantee. Plus, its different products are costlier than ESET products.
EST comes with 3 main products to provide security to different kinds of sectors like home, business etc. Its different features come along with different prices. All of them are mentioned below according to the latest rates:
- ESET NOD32 Antivirus is of $38.15
- ESET Internet Security is of $50.87
- ESET Smart Security Premium is of $63.59
All of its products come with 30 days free trial. You will find these products slightly cheaper in price than Panda products.
ESET Vs PANDA: Customer Support
A good product depends upon the effective customer support. Panda provides phone call support, email support and chat system support. It does not provide 24/7 service to its users. Like, you need to wait for the answer if you are a Panda antivirus user. It does not provide a virtual assistant as well like other antiviruses. You must be patient in getting the answers if you want to go for Panda.
ESET is always available to answer all your phone calls and live chat support. It is always available 24/7 to help its clients. However, it also does not come with any virtual assistant like feature. Moreover, it does not come with email support system. Like, if you are from a different country you still need to call them because you cannot interact with them through sending emails and receiving their replies.
After studying a lot and determining everything in detail, we came to the point that every product has its own essence and importance in the market. The market has proper share of Panda and ESET which clearly mentions the importance of both of the antivirus products. Panda comes with 4 products and ESET comes with 3 products. Plus, ESET has been breaking a record of largest unbroken run of VB100 but if we are supposed to focus a little bit more and talk about which one is better so Panda will win this competition. As Panda is doing well in terms of virus detection, software usability, features and customer support. Though, ESET remained winner in one race only and that is a tie on pricing. We must say that Panda did very well in this competition. So ultimately, the winner is PANDA.