Panda Cloud Antivirus

Panda Cloud Antivirus

Average User Rating:
3.6
out of 546 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    Beta
  • Total Downloads:
    5,323,949
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 29, 2009
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    1.56MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    63,291
  • Platform:
    Windows
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  • Current Version

    3.8

    out of 53 votes

    • 5 star 26
    • 4 star 11
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 5
    • 1 star 9
  • All Versions

    3.6

    out of 546 votes

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    • 4 star 124
    • 3 star 43
    • 2 star 44
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5 stars

"I like it !"

May 16, 2010  |  By BobHeron

 |  Version: Panda Cloud Antivirus Beta

Pros

Easy install, good support forum, simple to use. Always up to date .....

Cons

None so far .

Summary

Light foot print , found virus's that Microsoft Security Essentials missed completely ..
also no auto-update problems or waiting a week for updates.

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1 stars

"NOoooooooo"

October 22, 2009  |  By bigbill20176

 |  Version: Panda Cloud Antivirus Beta

Pros

Why take the risk???????

Cons

About half as effecti8ve as Avira free

Summary

used panda to scren an effected disc--found 2 pices of adware------scaned same with avira and it found 14 serious malware that panda and malwarebytes missed

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4 stars

"Panda Cloud a worthy and solid AV"

July 24, 2009  |  By Soundlabz

 |  Version: Panda Cloud Antivirus Beta

Pros

Lightwight Low system recources fingerprint, Fast, Super user friendly, great detection/removal rate. It might not have all the advanced features compared to other AV programs but the few features that it uses are solid and way better than other AV's

Cons

Its still a beta version and this might cause a few minor problems.

Summary

Panda Cloud is a rock solid and easy to use program, it might not have all the nice gadgets and advanced features that other AV programs offer but thats also the main reason that it is so light and has a very low system recource footprint while still maintaining a very high Detection/Removal rate, the core and database is provided by the well known and respected Panda Antivirus.
Panda Cloud is not installing a recource slurping virus detection engine on your pc, but itn uses a online uplink to connect to the massive Cloud network to watch over your system like a angel, so you do not need updates, or loading or what ever time consuming actions to use Panda Cloud it has very few buttons inside the menu even a child can use it and still be very effective.
The system scan is very advanced and removes all the found malware with just a push on a button.
Because its still a beta version i would not recommend to use Panda Cloud as a main program but on the other hand during the testing fase Panda Cloud has already outperformed many well known AV programs.
Best of all? Its free, solid, fast and it has a very simple but advanced and good anti malware scanner that will protect you.
Bottom line?:
Panda Cloud Antivirus uses the power of cloud computing to scan and eliminate viruses from your PC that can identify new malware in almost real time.
Traditional anti-virus applications simply download an update from the servers on a periodic basis to keep your virus definitions scanning for the latest viruses?Cloud Antivirus uses their cloud system to do the work of classifying and scanning for new viruses, and is constantly updated with the latest virus information based on information from every other PC running the software.
The client is lightweight, taking a mere 16mb of RAM on our test system?and while it caches a copy of the definitions for offline use, it doesn't seem to take much drive space either and it really detects and removes malware as a good AV should do.

If the final version is just as good as the beta already is then we can be happy because Panda Cloud is one of the many good AV's that protects the users against online and offline malware's.

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3 stars

"Simple but still in Beta"

June 30, 2009  |  By newbieneo

 |  Version: Panda Cloud Antivirus Beta

Pros

Simple interface, quick installation

Cons

Lack of controls, slow scans and often crash....may be because it is still beta. Will try it once the new stable rev is out.

Summary

Worthy AV to compete with AVG and Avast. But still not stable enough for me to keep it on my machine.

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5 stars

"THE BEST FREE AV"

June 25, 2009  |  By FalloutMan

 |  Version: Panda Cloud Antivirus Beta

Pros

FREE, SOFT, EASY TO USE AND SIMPLY, HIGH POWER TO COMBAT MALWARE.

Cons

Anything for te moment

Summary

A great AV, i used AVG but Cloud detected me 15 different type of malware that AVG didn´t watch. 15 virus in total between spyware, adware, rootkits and 2 trojans!!! ***!! Bye AVG Hi! Panda Cloud. Ah! and it´s very soft!

Regards!

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5 stars

"simple and efficient"

June 20, 2009  |  By laukob

 |  Version: Panda Cloud Antivirus Beta

Pros

Do not slow your PC, nice control panel, scan is relatively fast , provide good protection. install and forget....

Cons

until now - nothing

Summary

I play online games, download music, I make internet banking, I browse.....
I haven't had problems with malware.

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5 stars

"Hits the right notes for almost all PC users."

June 18, 2009  |  By dasper12

 |  Version: Panda Cloud Antivirus Beta

Pros

Light, easy, and free. Great for novice users because there is nothing for them to mess up. Great for Advanced users because they are low risk for viruses but still need protection. Power users may get annoyed with lack of tweaks but still great.

Cons

Beta so far has lack of advanced tools or options (do not scan zips, ignore specific directories or files, etc). I worry the auto delete/clean option may trigger on false positives or on the other spectrum will play it safe and leave viruses.

Summary

The concept is no it does not need av library updates because it uses the "cloud" for real time protection. Also it updates in the background if necessary. Their main website states they want this AV to be as non obtrusive and self thinking as possible to be transparent for the average user. Still in beta so there may be an advanced mode option for power users that may want quarantine/ignore options or whatever else.

I used to recommend PC Tools AV and ThreatFire to friends and relatives to do what this program is claiming. The simplicity has made it a better choice. ThreatFire uses a similar "cloud" tech for zero day threats but triggers on a ton of false positives (eg: UT3 for a while). A large fear I have is legit applications being false positives and the fact you cannot tell the AV to ignore the app or its directory so you will have to disable your AV if this does happen (hypothesis).

From what I have seen and tried, this product offers the best free protection from multiple threats.

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5 stars

"Panda Cloud == Wave of the future"

June 18, 2009  |  By dhMILTY

 |  Version: Panda Cloud Antivirus Beta

Pros

Downloaded and installed on several XP machines - working excellent !

Cons

Bummer !!! - We Windows 7 Build 7100 users have to wait for a special Panda Cloud application.

Summary

Extremely light application, runs so silently, that you think something's missing. It is !!! NO MORE VIRUS DEFINITION UPDATING WORRIES !

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5 stars

"Top Notch detection"

June 15, 2009  |  By phani kondapani

 |  Version: Panda Cloud Antivirus Beta

Pros

Best free av. the detection takes place in cloud. it detected some virus which was missed by avira and avast.
real time protection is almost excellent
extremely light on resources IMO better than nod
no user intervention needed

Cons

nothing....it is designed with user in mind. so, worry free net surfing

Summary

Highly recommended app who wants light weight security.

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3 stars

"Good enough for free"

June 11, 2009  |  By sanmayaj

 |  Version: Panda Cloud Antivirus Beta

Pros

The lightest antivirus i have come across. I used to use Symantec Endpoint Protection 11.0. It took about 65mb for auto-protect and an additional 85-90mb on running a scan. this runs a scan for 22mb. That's all.

Cons

An extremely unreliable antivirus, nowhere close to symantec& mcafee security solutions, this can really lead to a big loss.On uninstalling SEP11, i left all my trojans and believe me it didn't detect any(71).has no updts& surely wll bcom useles soon

Summary

Only for those who want good-looking and bare-minimum-security-providing apps.

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General
Publisher Panda Security
Publisher web site http://www.pandasecurity.com
Release Date April 29, 2009
Date Added April 29, 2009
Version Beta
Category
Category Security Software
Subcategory Antivirus Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows Vista, 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
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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