Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition

Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition

Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 533 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
3.0
File Size:
1.31MB
Date Added:
May 08, 2014
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7/8
Total Downloads:
4,063,682
Downloads Last Week:
22,934
Product ranking:
Additional Requirements:
Not available

Editors' review

Panda Cloud Antivirus is a free antivirus program that uses the cloud to scan for malware and viruses on your computer.

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

Bottom Line

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.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.6

    out of 533 votes

    • 5 star: 226
    • 4 star: 124
    • 3 star: 43
    • 2 star: 42
    • 1 star: 98
  • Current Version:

    5.0

    out of 6 votes

    • 5 star: 6
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 0
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 5 stars

    "La mejor opción gratuita"

    July 18, 2014   |   By cha.gar

    Version: Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition 3.0

    Pros

    Análisis rápidos. Muy buena detección de amenazas. No ralentiza el PC.

    Cons

    De momento ninguna.

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  • 5 stars

    "Free and it works."

    June 13, 2014   |   By creative_dude

    Version: Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition 3.0

    Pros

    Do not know enough to say much. It works. Its free. Will I upgrade ? To soon to tell. Does it constantly demand your attention about something, no. I had another anti virus program that I got for free. After a year, I paid for it. Only fair, if it actually works its worth paying for. After two years of paying for it, it turned into one of those constant commercials for this upgrade and that special service and this other thing we really think you should pay for. Even though I had time left on the subscription I got rid of it.

    Cons

    Have not seen any yet.

    Summary

    Its free, it works, that enough time to see if it worth it and if it is then buy it.

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  • 5 stars

    "Muy bueno, lo recomiendo"

    June 06, 2014   |   By julitamorena

    Version: Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition 3.0

    Pros

    Es muy ligero y rapido ya que esta en la nube.

    Cons

    Que hay que pagar por el pro

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  • 5 stars

    "Very Good."

    May 27, 2014   |   By hl2dapper

    Version: Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition 3.0

    Pros

    Efficiency.

    Cons

    None, ....

    Summary

    Very Good.

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  • 5 stars

    "No problems with this free protection."

    May 17, 2014   |   By lucid oldie

    Version: Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition 3.0

    Pros

    Its free and it doesn't nag you too often.

    Cons

    No firewall in the free edition, so I have to rely on the Window 7 firewall for protection. For me, it seems slower at doing a full scan than the older 2.3 version.

    Summary

    This provides better protection than some paid for products. Thumbs up from me.

    Updated on May 25, 2014

    Last week when starting my computer, I found it very slow to load the desktop. It took more than 5 minutes before I could access the Internet. Last night I uninstalled Panda 3.0 and I found that I accessed it in 20 seconds! So there appears to be a bug in Panda and if it is a normal condition, I have to cancel my recommendation of Panda 3.0.

    Updated on Jun 12, 2014

    Panda has fixed the bug that was affecting it's performance and I can now recommend it with full confidence in it's protection ability.

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  • 5 stars

    "let your computer breath......"

    May 11, 2014   |   By d1sailer

    Version: Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition 3.0

    Pros

    very low impact on your machine.
    very quick to notify of any shady operations.

    Cons

    have to pay for all the bells and whistles like the firewall.

    Summary

    use windows firewall and all is well

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