Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition

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  • 3.0 stars

    "Almost too simple"

    February 14, 2010  |   By jscott418

    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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  • Reply by stooger on February 20, 2010

    Panda cloud and MSE are meant to be the least intrusive so you can get on with using your computer,BUT they will spring to action when necessary and they constantly run in the background.

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