Panda Global Protection is a security suite with tools for Windows, Android, iOS and Mac.

The Windows module offers a good range of features: accurate antivirus, browser protection (via an optional toolbar), a firewall and wi-fi protection to detect and block intruders. The Data Shield prevents sensitive information falling into the wrong hands, parental controls keep your kids safe online, and there's a password manager, file encryption/ shredding and some simple PC cleanup tools.

Mac and iOS protection is more about the basics, with antivirus and an iPhone location service, while the Android tools take this a little further: antivirus, device optimisation, a location service, and the option to lock or wipe your device remotely.

All of this is easy enough to set up, though look out for the option to install a browser toolbar - it'll change your home and search pages unless you clear some checkboxes.

After that, the program proves reliable and accurate as ever. The 2016 edition brings new checks for wifi vulnerabilities, a new engine, and smarter Collective Intelligence, offering greater protection with less impact on performance.

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Panda Global Protection 2016 is great at blocking malware, but we're not sure whether its extras - password manager, file encryption/ shredding and basic PC cleanup - really justify the price. If you don't really need them, Panda Internet Security 2016 is better value.