Panda SafeCD

We have finally released a new version ( of the Panda SafeCD. This version includes the following new features over the previous one:

  • New graphical user interface
  • Update signature file from Internet, beta sig or from local PC
  • Ability to choose individual partitions for scans

You can download the new version from

For those first-timers out there, once you download the ISO file, you need to burn it into a CD/DVD. Alternatively you can use something like UNetbootin to put it in a USB drive and boot it from there.

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  1. buddee
    Jun 07, 2010 - 09:50 AM

    awesome, panda is rocking

  2. Kev
    Jun 07, 2010 - 11:15 AM

    Really great tool with a simple, nice interface. Great Panda.

    I have a little wish list for future Panda SafeDisks 😉

    -option for Full Scan (Now the Scan is only 2-3min. I think thats not a full Scan)
    -Plug and Play support for USB Harddisks, Sticks
    -support for manual install a network driver
    -WLAN support
    -show version info ( on the interface
    -more languages

    So, i think thats all 🙂

  3. buddee
    Jun 08, 2010 - 02:33 PM

    more and more demands panda team you have to work harder to fulfill your users demands.

  4. leslie
    Jun 10, 2010 - 07:06 AM

    I think its great that there are tools to help out troubled machines,
    but i would also like the Panda version of linux to be updated !
    Please consider to make an new version for the linux platform !

  5. leslie
    Jun 11, 2010 - 01:23 PM

    I would like to see an Panda version for ubuntu linux desktop, after looking at this safecd i am sure that its more then possible, are 5 million users enough ? or maybe there is already such a product ?

  6. Roberto
    Jun 11, 2010 - 03:03 PM

    I apologise for the Off-Topic issue.
    I have a question for Pedro about USB Vaccine (since comments are closed).
    May I lock in any way my own autorun.inf to prevent to be overwritten by malware? I’m happy with your solution, but I’d like to save my own autorun.inf to quicken the access to the pen. And the last question is if there is a commercial license for it.

    Thanks a lot in advance.


  7. leslie
    Jun 11, 2010 - 05:14 PM

    The cdrom runs fine, really good, but again, pavcl scanner from 2007 ? Could use an update to current year ( 2010 ! )… Keep up the good work and have a nice day !

  8. edwin
    Jun 22, 2010 - 04:54 PM

    tnx a lot. very useful. keep going. godspeed!

  9. William Berzoff
    Jun 24, 2010 - 04:41 PM

    Great tool, but really when you need this you need it to fully scan your system, not just a quick scan. Easy way to create a boot cd or bootable usb with Panda SafeCD is to use the freeware tool Shardana Antivirus Rescue Disk Utility which makes one for you from Panda SafeCD with many additional rescue tools too.

  10. nancy
    Jun 28, 2010 - 08:47 PM

    panda is really rocking anti virus

  11. Pr!mata
    Jul 06, 2010 - 05:02 AM

    This version is not updating. Always displays the message that is not connected to the Internet. With this the escanemanento can not be started.

  12. Vince
    Jul 23, 2010 - 05:30 PM

    This version appears to work just fine when reading IDE drives, however when i try and run it on a SATA PC it shows the drives but will not permit me to “check” the box for scan. What gives? Is there a way i can change / add parameters on some of the files. thanks

  13. Bo
    Jul 25, 2010 - 02:12 PM

    trying to run this sw on my daugther’s xp sp3 machine. The old version ran fine, but in this one I am unable to select the (IDE) drives I’d like to scan, only the boot sector. It also says “dirty flag = yes” on those two drives. Does this mean they are infected? Why can’t I select them for scannning? On the screen before it says “all drives were closed successfully”

    (It could not either handle the wireless internet, but that was solved by using ethernet cable)

  14. Bo
    Jul 25, 2010 - 03:16 PM

    Hi again,
    so perhaps my problem is on the way of getting solved. I managed to close down Windows normally and then I was able to select the drives on next reboot. Please forgive my ignorance. At least it’s scanning now.

  15. cyber komputer
    Jul 29, 2010 - 02:38 PM

    nice info…..very awesome

  16. Ben
    Jul 30, 2010 - 08:56 AM

    Hi, I have burned into a cd after exctracting files with 7zip. Could someone tell me how to run from there? (system windows xp sp3 )

  17. John Doe
    Aug 01, 2010 - 05:09 AM

    Is there a checksum (MD5, SHA1, etc) for this ISO posted somewhere ? Thanks.

  18. ArminPasalic!
    Aug 05, 2010 - 04:57 PM


    -You can use the SafeCD in the Safemode(WITH INTERNET)

    -You get Full Scan Option

    -You get Full Scan Option with CI Servers(HERE IS WHERE SafeMode WITH INTERNET KICKS IN)
    You scan with CI your entire system!!!!

  19. Mark
    Aug 07, 2010 - 07:15 AM

    From a blog entry dated 2007-10-08 Sr. Bustamante writes about statistics for operative systems use, claiming that Linux has 3/10th of one percent, and Macintosh 1/10th of one percent of … what? Is there any source to this claim? Please elaborate.

  20. Mark
    Aug 07, 2010 - 07:27 AM

    Panda SafeDisk works as well as a Windows product can, for those who can afford buggy proprietary software.
    Do not be mislead by FUD into believing that private users and corporate workstations & servers do not regularly run Linux.
    pavcl on Linux will detect and remove malware that the polished user version of Panda misses. “sometimes the best things in life are free…” Please continue to develop and maintain Panda for Linux, both RedHat compatible (SUSE t.ex.) and Debian compatible (Ubuntu t.ex.) versions. Thank you for the best malware prevention product available.

  21. ThreatedThreat
    Aug 11, 2010 - 06:30 PM

    Try search where download virus updates? SafeCD doesnt recognize connection. Idont remember, PPOE write username and password?

    Try SafeCD, it can use hard drive virus definitions, actually search it.

  22. JN
    Aug 12, 2010 - 03:28 AM


    You have to burn the ISO file onto a CD without unpacking it first. Couldn’t you Google the ISO format for instruction on how to use it?

  23. JN
    Aug 12, 2010 - 03:30 AM


    I agree with all your suggestions except for “more languages”. If someone cannot use a software title that is in English, then such individual has no business even touching computers at all.

  24. meigyoku
    Aug 15, 2010 - 09:06 AM

    Can Panda can disinfect files good as Microsoft Esstenal …?

  25. ash
    Aug 17, 2010 - 06:47 AM

    I’m have issues with safecd in that it will not find pav.sig file on HDD???
    The asus laptop will not coonect to the lan with safecd booted.
    How to I get latest signature file loaded?

  26. Kari
    Aug 17, 2010 - 07:58 AM

    Can get it to boot from USB.
    Whats the name of the file thats suppose to start the boot sequence?

  27. Kev
    Aug 17, 2010 - 08:22 AM

    Thanks JN for your collaboration 🙂

  28. arnab
    Oct 01, 2010 - 05:32 AM

    thanks panda!!!! panda should be given sweet bamboo to eat:)


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