A Comparison of AVG vs Panda by the Spyshakers.com Team Editors

A custom antivirus comparison of AVG vs Panda by the
Spyshakers.com Team Editors (accurate as of September 21, 2014).

AVGPanda Security

AVG Free 2014 - AVG is very popular for their free version. The free version provides advanced antivirus and spyware scanning on your PC. It should be noted that AVG is for PC only.

AVG Antivirus 2014 - Antivirus 2014 is the entry level paid AVG product. It provides additional features not found in the free version. These features include a scan of files before you open them for additional protection, scanning social media links to prevent social media viruses, and mobile device protection.

AVG Internet Security 2014 - Internet Security 2014 includes all the features found in Antivirus 2014 with additional features such as a firewall and optimized video streaming for faster movie downloads online!

AVG Premium Security 2014 - Includes all of the features of Internet Security 2014 with additional features such as a PC Optimization and proactive identity theft recognition.

Panda Antivirus Pro 2013 - Panda Antivirus Pro 2013 is the Panda entry level product. It provides the standard antivirus and spyware protection for your PC which updates via the cloud. It has a firewall, USB drive scanner, and a sandbox environment for safe web browsing. It even provides a virtual keyboard if you need to enter a password without typing (aka protection against keyloggers).

Panda Internet Security 2013 - Panda Internet Security 2013 includes everything Antivirus Pro has but goes further in the protection. The Internet Security version has feature such as anti-spam technology, online backup, parental controls, and even remote pc access!

Panda Global Protection 2013 - Panda Global Protection 2013 adds even more features. Go with Global Protection if you want PC optimization, file encryption, file shredding, and a password manager.

AVG is a super popular antivirus program and AVG leverages that popularity to your advantage. Any new threat found by an AVG customer gets pushed out to warn everyone using AVG with the Community Protection Network.
AVG LinkScanner Surf Shield checks every suspect website before viewing to prevent malware from executing.
Proactively checks links on Facebook and Twitter to prevent social media malware.

As always we love a virtual sandbox environment and that comes standard even with the entry level Panda Antivirus Pro.
Not many antivirus solutions provide remote pc access. That's a very nice feature that you get if you are upgraded to the Internet Security version.
Panda is pretty darn good at speed and performance. It scored a ranking of #9 out of 21 on the AV Comparatives Performance Test.
Virtual Sandbox:

No. We can't find a virtual sandbox option in AVG.
Virtual Sandbox:

Yes. Panda Global Protection 2013 offers a virtual sandbox to browse any website in safe mode.
PC Optimization:

Yes. AVG Quick Tune degragments the hard drive and cleans up the registry. AVG Accelerator optimizes file compression for increased internet browsing speeds. AVG System tools optimizes PC resources.
PC Optimization:

Yes. Panda claims to optimize PC performance and system speed.
Backups / Online Storage:

Yes. Although not in the product feature list, AVG offers a service called LiveKive which provides online backup for free up to 5GB.
Backups / Online Storage:

Yes. Panda offers backup and restore locally and they also offer online backup functionality.
Parental Control:

Yes. For $.99 extra, AVG Family Safety can be accessed which provides in-depth features such as internet scheduling, monitoring for cyber-bullying, tracking social media activity, blocking adult websites, and more.
Parental Control:

Yes. The software blocks adult websites from kids if you wish to use that feature.
Chat / IM Protection:

Yes. AVG Online Shield monitors links sent within chat venues. Files sent within ICQ, MSN and Yahoo! Instant Messenger.
Chat / IM Protection:

Yes. Panda Global Protection 2013 does have chat/IM protection. Under protection for known threats, you can check a box to include scanning for instant messaging.
Customer Support:

Support is available via phone and online chat.
Customer Support:

Yes. Panda has email, web and forum technical support 24 / 7.
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