Palo Alto Networks Traps Antivirus Expert Review

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    Our Verdict

    Palo Alto Networks Traps is at the forefront of cloud-based and on-premises endpoint security.

    If you’re looking for an advanced solution that’s easy to use and great value for money, Traps is a good option. 

    Better security options include software from Intego, Trend Micro, Norton, and Mcafee.


    • Detects malware without the need for existing signatures
    • Prevents advanced threats that traditional antivirus software doesn’t
    • Tests any unknown files both locally and in your cloud


    • There is no trial version of the software
    • Limited training options for the cloud-based version
    • Issues with kernel permissions on Mac require user interaction
    • Reported issues when deploying the agent via SCCM
    • The agent installer runs into problems when you perform a manual upgrade

    Overview of Traps

    Palo Alto Networks Traps antivirus is a local and cloud-based endpoint security software offering advanced protection from malware.

    The Traps software allows for integration with specialized security applications such as WildFire and Cortex XDR.

    How to Set It Up and Uninstall

    The current version of Traps, version 4.2, is easy to install on your network. Simply follow the steps below:

    1. Unzip the file and click the Traps installation file.
    2. Accept the license agreement.
    3. Fill in your ESM server info.
    4. Click install.
    5. When the installation is complete, click finish.

    To uninstall Traps, follow the steps below:

    1. Navigate to the Control Panel.
    2. Click on Programs and Features.
    3. Click on Traps from the list.  
    4. Click Uninstall, then select Yes. 
    5. Enter the uninstall password and click next. 


    Traps antivirus offers the latest in malware protection with features such as behavioral analytics and device management. Other features also include an activity log, application security, device management, and web threat management. 


    Money-back GuaranteeNo
    Free VersionNo
    PlatformMac, iOS, Windows, Android
    Parental ControlsNo
    Email ProtectionYes
    VPN ServicesNo
    Smartphone OptimizerYes
    USD Virus ScansYes
    Automated Virus ScansYes
    Game ModeNo
    Safe BrowserYes
    Passive ModeNo

    Threat Protection

    Adware PreventionYes


    The auto-scanning feature allows you to set automatic scans for particular time stamps. Each scan is then logged and saved. 


    PlanPriceNumber of Devices
    Top Features

    46.99 Yearly, per endpoint1 deviceMachine learning, and behavior-based ransomware protection. 


    Discounts are applicable if your business is an educational organization.

    Privacy and Security

    Traps implements technical, organizational, and physical security measures to ensure your personal information stays safe.

    Performance and Protection

    Traps participated in an AV-TEST in 2017. Protection results showed a 100% detection of real-world attacks. Plus, Traps scored a maximum score on the performance test too.

    Malware Protection

    Traps antivirus detects 100% of malware attacks. Automated scans keep an updated database of malware, so you will always be protected. 

    Ransomware Detection

    You can rest easy knowing Traps will prevent all ransomware and hacking tools immediately. It will also pick up unknown signatures, keeping you 100% safe. 

    Phishing Detection

    The phishing detection helps keep you safe from viruses and dodgy online content. All emails and websites are scanned to ensure safety at all times. 

    Spyware Detection

    The spyware keeps you protected from programs designed to access your data.

    Firewall Protection

    Traps antivirus offers superior firewall protection. Using technique based prevention, it protects you from known and unknown threats. 

    Lab Test Results

    AV-TEST, a third-party organization, tested Palo Alto Networks Traps Antivirus in 2017. Results showed a 100% detection of real-world attacks. Since then Traps has won many awards, the latest being the Next Generation Firewall Data Quadrant Award Winner 2020.

    Ease of Use and Interface

    The user interface is straightforward to use, even for a first-timer. The simplicity makes it a breeze to navigate, even by complex software standards.

    Customer Support

    Customer support on Traps is quick and effective. Palo Alto Networks offers many methods to contact a support team. This is supported by looking at other user reviews of the software. The only shortfall is the support of the cloud-based agent.