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Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition

CNET 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 stars

    out of 527 votes

    • 5 star: 220
    • 4 star: 124
    • 3 star: 43
    • 2 star: 42
    • 1 star: 98
  • Current version:

    4.4 stars

    out of 5 votes

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

    "A Must Have"

    April 24, 2014  |   By Tenn-Wiskey

    Version: Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition 2.3

    Pros

    So many Pros. I scanned my computer with Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition I couldn't believe all the crap on my computer. First I scanned my PC with Kaspersky Security Scan its free it didn't find any crap on my PC all I got was a report about security risks I think not. Go to the Panda website the setup isn't bundled like everything on Download.com

    Cons

    Review by Eddie Cho as you read the review from Cons to Bottom Line are flawed downloading from the Panda website the install isn't bundled. Dated design: I don't know where Eddie Cho got his info it doesn't have a Windows 8 design who cares the main thing it does what it says Eddie Cho. Bottom Line: Wheres the flaws?? I downloaded it scanned my PC Panda Cloud Antivirus Free did its thing got rid of crap.

    Summary

    Give Panda Cloud Antivirus Free a try download from Panda I'm so glad I found this Antivirus I do have Panda Global Protection but the 2 together are great you still want to keep your regular Antivirus installed but after you scan and get rid of the crap your regular Antivirus probably wont find anything. To keep Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition free they want you to click like on facebook a little thing to do to keep it free.

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  • 3.0 stars

    "You can't give a company a 'con' ..."

    April 23, 2014  |   By ahosmer94114

    Version: Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition 2.3

    Pros

    Pretty similar to most Anti-virus software. Cnet gives the installation process a 'con' for having bundled options, which is a tad hypocritical, since in order to install this software you have to first install the cnet downloader, which also runs you through a host of bundled options.

    Cons

    None really

    Summary

    Mostly just a review of the hypocrisy from CNET.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "superb utility"

    April 12, 2014  |   By bhoslgJayden

    Version: Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition 2.3

    Pros

    Does the job exactly.Simple programme.

    Cons

    Can't find any. :-( I can't think any

    Summary

    Must have. My favorite program together with *********. ,

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Brilliant Did what Norton could not!"

    March 28, 2014  |   By Dr.EpSUN

    Version: Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition 2.3

    Pros

    I had a paid for Norton installation for last few months but Norton behaved like a drunk at a bar! I just knew I had serious virus problems as my computer behaved like a tortoise.
    So I installed Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition and it Neutralized 40!!! including 2 severe trojans. Brilliant job recommend to all!

    Cons

    Make sure to do a FULL SCAN!

    Summary

    Try it you will like it.

    Updated on Mar 28, 2014

    Here you can see part of the scan result.
    Nortoon allowed all of this, but it was Panda who found it!
    http://screencast.com/t/LUhsqhSA

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  • 5.0 stars

    "excellent product -the big 3 should now be the big 4"

    March 13, 2014  |   By ChoiceVoice

    Version: Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition 2.3

    Pros

    -scores very high in independant testing labs
    -light on resources
    -easy to use gui
    -full featured (has secure dns to screen phishing sites online, a porn blocker, process monitor, usb scanner)
    -easy install and clean uninstall.
    -reputable company.
    -runs quietly without fuss.

    Cons

    none, this is a solid product that will secure and protect your system.

    Summary



    Updated on Mar 15, 2014

    it also has a privacy protector. you can designate a folder (etc) to be protected from spies. nice feature when your on the internet. panda will alert you if some program (etc) wishes access to it.

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