Gadget Dad may be good at gadgets, but he's not so good at sussing out spam emails, so he needs an Anti Virus Software that works. He's bee trying out Panda Anti Virus, so has it worked or is the PC smoking again?.....
The first thing that strikes me as a good deal is that Panda is Free, and available as a download online, so no going to a PC shop to be intimidated into buying a software programme I don't need by the Nerd Squad!
It can be found at http://www.cloudantivirus.com/en/ , and takes very little effort to install. Its also compatible with the latest version of Windows, and was voted as PC Editors Choice.
I have found that some major brand anti virus software can take ages to install, and sometimes require extra downloads to get them going. With Panda Cloud it is all in the one download, so if you are new to computing then this is certainly a great, hassle free product.
Once installed, the software doesn't try and lock you out of every page of Facebook and other social networking sites, however it does provide a good back up over opening emails which may contain malware, and other untrusted download sites.
It is basic, but it contains everything for the home office market, and when its free, even if used as a back up if you can't or don't want to pay the mega amounts for constantly updated software, then this is a full proof gadget ideal for the whole family especially the Tech-virgins!