Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition

Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 545 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0
  • Total Downloads:
    5,323,949
  • Date Added:
    Nov. 10, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.56MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    63,291
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Panda Cloud Antivirus is notable as a free security solution for two reasons: Panda is a reputable security vendor making its first foray into the realm of freeware security, and the program's goal of freeing up system resources by putting much of the program's heavy lifting in the cloud is definitely attained.

When you open Cloud Antivirus, the main window lets you know whether you're safe or not with a big red or green icon. Cloud Antivirus works as other antivirus solutions do, offering a Quick Scan and a Custom scan for specific folder, files, and drives, but its ancillary features are exceptionally light. You can opt out of contributing anonymous data to the cloud, but that also opts you out of automatic threat management. There's a network connection proxy option should you need it, and a reporting feature that will show you what kind of threats have been detected and removed from your computer. You can filter the report by All, Last 24 hours, Last Week, or Last Month, and there's a Recycle Bin pane from which you can recover a false positive, should you need it. Unfortunately, the Recycle Bin is hidden behind an obnoxious "flipping" screen that cheesily rotates when you need to access it.

Despite lacking some of the customization heft that even other free antivirus solutions have, most glaringly a scheduler, the program is not necessarily a bad choice for a stripped-down antivirus. It runs at less than 10MB of RAM when idle, and around 60MB when scanning, which should appeal to resource-conscious Netbook users. Keeping in mind its limited feature set, and that we don't have efficacy numbers at the time of reviewing, Panda Cloud Antivirus makes a decent, reasonable security choice.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    3.9

    out of 81 votes

    • 5 star 38
    • 4 star 20
    • 3 star 8
    • 2 star 3
    • 1 star 12
  • All Versions

    3.6

    out of 545 votes

    • 5 star 235
    • 4 star 124
    • 3 star 43
    • 2 star 44
    • 1 star 99
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1 stars

"It WILL destroy your OS installation"

March 16, 2012  |  By azvampyre

 |  Version: Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition 1.0

Pros

NONE Whatsoever

Cons

Impossible to uninstall, as others have stated.
The uninstaller just brings up an error script in Spanish.
As a professional developer, I knew how to uninstall it manually, but it's ridiculous that you need a BS in SE to uninstall this POS.
So, heres the only possible way to uninstall this garbage:
Navigate to C:\Program Files\Panda Cloud Antivirus and delete the folder. Then navigate to C:\ and in the address bar type programdata and delete Panda from that folder.
Type regedit in run or start menu search and click edit, find in regedit to find all instances of panda, and start deleting everything that points to Panda*. Reboot, and the Spanish garbage is removed from your OS without having to reinstall.
The final step is to download AVG Antivirus free and never deal with this company again.

Summary

Impossible to uninstall, as others have stated.
The uninstaller just brings up an error script in Spanish.
As a professional developer, I knew how to uninstall it manually, but it's ridiculous that you need a BS in SE to uninstall this POS.
So, heres the only possible way to uninstall this garbage:
Navigate to C:\Program Files\Panda Cloud Antivirus and delete the folder. Then navigate to C:\ and in the address bar type programdata and delete Panda from that folder.
Type regedit in run or start menu search and click edit, find in regedit to find all instances of panda, and start deleting everything that points to Panda*. Reboot, and the Spanish garbage is removed from your OS without having to reinstall.
The final step is to download AVG Antivirus free and never deal with this company again.

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2 stars

"Good; Light; fast. errors and impossible to uninstall."

May 17, 2010  |  By inicksquiresphoto

 |  Version: Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition 1.0

Pros

this program runs well and has little to no impact on system resources or network activity. did not run properly long enough to determine security proficiency.

Cons

after using for a week, showed error that it was not running. when trying to configure, it said error 11 tried to uninstall, came up with message in spanish. downloaded installer and tried to use the uninstaller, same message. don't know what to do.

Summary

this product may be great when panda configures it properly.

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5 stars

"very good and reliable- light for notebook"

February 28, 2010  |  By alexoptasos

 |  Version: Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition 1.0

Pros

light, husle free, author reputable,

Cons

new , yet untested

Summary

good auxiliary choice

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1 stars

"Blocked downloaded game from steam, couldn't uninstall"

February 27, 2010  |  By jjnewbold

 |  Version: Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition 1.0

Pros

Light on system resources.

Cons

Deleted Modern Warfare 2 upon installation from steam 4 times in a row without notifying me. When I tried to uninstall panda cloud, the instructions were in spanish. Had to reinstall windows.

Summary

Avoid this program at all costs!

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3 stars

"Not good, not possible to uninstall. Message in spanish"

February 27, 2010  |  By braziluk2

 |  Version: Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition 1.0

Pros

I like the panda face on it, but that is all

Cons

A few days after I installed the program it stopped working. I went to control panel to unintall it, received a message in Spanish to visit their forum, but not possible to uninstal from there. I had to get a program to finaly uninstal it.

Summary

The product kept showing an error message after a few days of instalation. It wouldn't update or scam the system. In control panel your press the bottom 'remove' and it gives you a msg in spanish to report any problem and to visit their forum or to leave, but no option for uninstall. My computer seemed to be a lot slower with it.

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5 stars

"a light weight easy to use security program from panda"

February 25, 2010  |  By jeradmotorhead27

 |  Version: Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition 1.0

Pros

the panda security program easy a very light weight security program that's very easy to use,it's great for laptops hence it doesn't bog your laptop down.all in all i give it 5 star rating.

Cons

no negative down falls with this security program.

Summary

it's too bad that other makers of anti-virus anti-spyware didn't make programs like pandas easy to use security program.this is the first security software i have seen specifically made for laptops,it's great and user friendly.

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5 stars

"Panda Cloud Antivirus è semplicemente il migliore !"

February 14, 2010  |  By Anthony_86

 |  Version: Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition 1.0

Pros

Gratuito, potente, veloce, facile da usare

Cons

Non ha difetti.

Summary

Panda Cloud Antivirus introduce una nuova e sofisticata tecnologia: quella dell?on-access asynchronous cloud-scanning che unisce tecnologie di rilevazione locale all?analisi from the cloud in tempo reale, per massimizzare i risultati e ridurre il consumo di risorse.
Si tratta di una nuova tipologia di antivirus che permette di rilevare i malware insidiati nel sistema in meno di 6 minuti consumando solamente 17 MB di RAM.
Panda Cloud Antivirus garantisce una protezione antivirus locale e remota, è dotato di analisi euristica, antispyware, antirootkit e una cache di goodware.
Panda Cloud Antivirus grazie alla sua innovativa architettura client/server (più leggera del normale) permette di bloccare i malware in maniera più efficace rispetto ai normali software signature based (installati localmente).
Inoltre grazie all?esclusiva ?intelligenza collettiva?, adottata d Cloud Antivirus, saranno gli utenti stessi a classificare e identificare i nuovi malware in tempo reale; questo garantisce una maggiore protezione contro quei virus nuovi e sconosciuti.
Davvero consiglio a tutti di scaricarlo. Complimenti a Panda !

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3 stars

"Almost too simple"

February 14, 2010  |  By jscott418

 |  Version: Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition 1.0

Pros

It is a very low profile program and seems to use little resources. I cannot vouch for detection abilities.

Cons

Does not turn off Windows Defender malware detector. Most third party programs that have their own malware program disable Windows Defender. Also it does not perform a scheduled scan. You have to manually scan. This could potentially be a problem.

Summary

I was looking at a simpler program for Anri Virus protection. I was getting tired of all the big names consistantly adding more fluff to their security suites and the programs themselves became the annoyance. Panda cloud is certainly not annoying but I don't know if it goes too far in staying in the background. Only time will tell if its actually effective. I have been using Microsoft's Security Essentials and found it to be very good. The question remains if any of these free solution are effective and that maybe the intrussive one's are the only security programs that actually work.

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4 stars

"Works well and has little impact on system performance"

February 08, 2010  |  By dschilz

 |  Version: Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition 1.0

Pros

1. Free
2. Little system impact

Cons

1. If at all suspicious of a program, it puts it off-line and goes to check in the "cloud". I have had a few trusted programs get side-lined and nothing ever seems to come back from the "cloud" about good or bad. Not a big issue but interesting.

Summary

Well worth a shot. At the very least... it gets rid of that nasty little red X that windows displays if you don't have a virus program on your computer.

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4 stars

"Light and effective"

February 05, 2010  |  By cloudmatt

 |  Version: Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition 1.0

Pros

Takes up little in resources but catches well.

Cons

Login to your antivirus is odd.

Summary

Goodbye AVG hello panda cloud. If you want a free antivirus I highly recommend it but it's no pay scanner.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.0
Final version 1.0 release includes bug fixes for all issues found during beta testing.
General
Publisher Panda Security
Publisher web site http://www.pandasecurity.com
Release Date November 09, 2009
Date Added November 10, 2009
Version 1.0
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.56MB
File Name PANDAFREEAV.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,323,949
Downloads Last Week 63,291
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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