Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition

Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 543 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0.01
  • Total Downloads:
    5,106,759
  • Date Added:
    April 12, 2010
  • File Size:
    1.27MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    65,408
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7

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 31 votes

    • 5 star 18
    • 4 star 5
    • 3 star 1
    • 2 star 2
    • 1 star 5
  • All Versions

    3.6

    out of 543 votes

    • 5 star 234
    • 4 star 124
    • 3 star 43
    • 2 star 44
    • 1 star 98
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1 stars

"This prooduct cannot be installed. Zero or lower rating"

July 16, 2011  |  By watersnail

 |  Version: Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition 1.0.01

Pros

Tempting but unable to install

Cons

Installation failed miserably when the message "" ... behind proxy.."
Should given give the whole package honestly. I think something is wrong. Don't try it otherwise you mess the whole OS.

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5 stars

"like it very easy to use"

May 31, 2010  |  By critr

 |  Version: Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition 1.0.01

Pros

ease of use hardly notice it

Cons

lack of tools

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5 stars

"Doesn't affect PC performance...finally!"

May 28, 2010  |  By dukeboy42

 |  Version: Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition 1.0.01

Pros

Does slow your PC, productive and quick scans

Cons

None so far

Summary

Exactly as it said....out of sight, out of mind. I was tired of AVG bogging down my PC. This really fixed it. I had the corporate version of Panda for many years at a past employers and was always impressed with it. So glad they now have a free home version. Well worth it.

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5 stars

"Version: Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition 1.0.01"

May 27, 2010  |  By BobHeron

 |  Version: Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition 1.0.01

Pros

Uninstalled Norton AV 2010 , installed Panda Cloud AV . 1st thing is my PC became faster 2nd thing is that on first quick scan with PCA it found 3 diler trogans , and with in a few minutes nutralized all 3 .

Cons

Nothing at the moment , as the new beta that is out, address's most every Con I have read in other users reviews .

Summary

I like it because it has almost instant responce to zero day threats also it light on memory and is constantly being developed by Panda .. Another good thing is that Panda employee's are always on the support forums , and propltly answer any questions and adress any problems with real answers ( un like the BS one gets from other big antivirus companys ) . ( toaster operators , will not understand cloud theory unless they spend a few minutes reading on Pandas website . Also Panda provides a stsnd alone uninstall tool , The lastest version out has a built in uninstall tool .

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5 stars

"Bugs have 99 percent worked out!"

May 25, 2010  |  By denigma78

 |  Version: Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition 1.0.01

Pros

Premier av program w/ low cpu usage. and pc mag's editor's choice award winner for best free av program

Cons

70 mb download pretty big considering a cloud app

Summary

The next wave in protecting your computer for free.

Updated on May 31, 2010

Wanted to update you all to tell you that this is the best version yet. I threw a "dialer" at it yesterday and it neutralized it and stopped it. That's pretty good considering that a dialer attempts to alter or stop your internet connection. Especially considering Panda Cloud has to have an internet connection to be fully effective. The fact that it stopped the dialer b4 the dialer had enough time to do damage or alter the internet connection is a testament to this av's strenght.

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5 stars

"I love this little program"

May 24, 2010  |  By dmkeo

 |  Version: Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition 1.0.01

Pros

i have it about a week. So light weight and easy. I have Win xp with an older Athlon machine. This thing is so cool. It uses a new technology, "in the clouds". Go with it!

My Norton expired. So happy I found Panda Cloud!

Cons

None at alll

Summary

Easy. Light weight. The lowest cpu usage, you don't even know it is on.

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1 stars

"Locked Up My Computer"

May 23, 2010  |  By googxmsr

 |  Version: Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition 1.0.01

Pros

Installed quick but did not protect my puter.

Cons

Does Not Work. I know a porn site that is flooded with virus and this did nothing to stop it. Quick Scan does not work at all, except if like your computer to get locked up.

Summary

What a mess.... stick with threatfire at least that one works.

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1 stars

"REMOVE FROM DOWNLOAD.COM"

May 19, 2010  |  By kicker_2980

 |  Version: Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition 1.0.01

Pros

None at all. Panda is one of the worst AVs out there.

Cons

Everything Panda

Summary

Try it for a few weeks, then run Malwarebytes and AVG free. You will find that Panda is just as bad as Windows live one care, norton, mcafee and pretty much anything else. Im a tech with Computer Troubleshooters. I see what a mess these AVs can make on machines, not to mention slowing them down to a crawl. (and for vista users, dont use windows vista, its terrible. get to windows xp or 7)

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1 stars

"DO NOT DOWNLOAD!!"

May 19, 2010  |  By timwward

 |  Version: Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition 1.0.01

Pros

There are no pros.

Cons

does not seem to work in Vista. Worse- cannot uninstall. When I try repeatedly to install I receive and error message in Spanish.

Summary

An Antivrus program that behaves like a virus so insidiously that it is impossible to unistall.

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4 stars

"doesn't slow down my older computer as much as McAfee"

May 18, 2010  |  By blynch87

 |  Version: Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition 1.0.01

Pros

Runs relatively lightly on my old laptop and netbook

Cons

Doesn't run scans automatically

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.0.01
Version 1.0.01 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Panda Security
Publisher web site http://www.pandasecurity.com
Release Date April 12, 2010
Date Added April 12, 2010
Version 1.0.01
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 1.27MB
File Name PANDAFREEAV.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 5,106,759
Downloads Last Week 65,408
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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