Panda Cloud Antivirus is a free antivirus program that uses the cloud to scan for malware and viruses on your computer.
Powerful scanner: Thanks to its cloud-powered scanner, Panda Cloud Antivirus can divert much of the heavy lifting to its servers. The antivirus program has consistently scored high marks in the AVComparatives protection tests, sitting in the top five with a 99.7 percent protection rate.
Lightweight: Panda is easy on the eyes and on the system consumption. There's very little to distract you, as there aren't many meaningful viral expositions for each scan result.
Bundling: Panda incorporates an opt-out toolbar, home page changes to Yahoo, and a search-engine takeover. It's an old practice and not a surprise in freeware but a nuisance nevertheless.
Dated design: Graphics look rasterized and unfit for modern resolutions. The user flow could also use some polish. For example, finishing a scan leaves the user hanging, with no prompt to close the scan window. Some icons do not work. The trash bin, for instance, does not reflect the actual recycle bin's contents, and the link takes you to the original scanner.
Panda Cloud Antivirus has its share of bugs and dated features, but its primary function remains robustly capable and on a par with modern scanners. Though it lacks somewhat in meaningful user experience, Panda succeeds in performance by keeping your PC protected. You'll be keeping it minimized anyway.
Panda Cloud Antivirus is cloud-based. It consists of a lightweight antivirus agent that is connected in real-time to PandaLabs' online Collective Intelligence servers to protect faster against the newest malware variants while barely impacting PC performance.
What's new in this version:
The new version includes important improvements in both its FREE & Pro Edition versions:
- Entirely new look and feel. More modern, more intuitive. Easier than ever before.
- Scheduled scans. One of the most demanded features from our Community. And now it's available in the FREE & Pro versions!
- Rescue Kit. Extremely useful in emergency situations caused by malware infections.
- Automatic USB vaccination. This feature, which was only available to Pro user... See all new features »