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Panda Cloud Antivirus review
Panda Cloud Antivirus, developed by Panda Security, is a cloud-based antivirus software, which scans the files on a remote server without using the processing power of your computer. The cloud technology is based on Panda’s Collective Intelligence, which can constantly run, providing protection against malicious websites and viruses.Read More
Panda Cloud Antivirus can detect viruses, worms, trojans, dialers, spyware, hacking tools and other security risks. It relies on the "Collective Intelligence" and the cloud for up-to-date information.
It normally uses an Internet connection to access these updates; if the Internet cannot be accessed, Panda Cloud Antivirus will use the local cache of "the most common threats.”
When Panda Cloud Antivirus features minimalistic user interface instead of a data-filled status window with buttons galore. It has a smooth and elegant appearance, with just three unlabeled buttons, which allows you to change settings, launch a scan, or view statistics.
The settings window is likewise sparse — just a checkbox to enable auto-sharing of malware data with Panda and a button to enter Internet proxy settings. The Recycle Bin, the holding cell for blocked files, resides on the "back" of the main window and appears when you flip the window over.
Panda Cloud Antivirus eliminates the need for local signatures, sending reverse signatures to the software data center. There it identifies and analyzes information on the unknown program’s behavior and internal structure.
The product's on-demand scanner relies heavily on its malware database in the cloud, but, even without a connection, it can scan for certain common threats using a local database. The limited-connectivity scan can manage to fix the Internet connection which allows to follow up with a regular full cloud-supported scan.
Cross-platform use 3/5
Panda Cloud Antivirus is only compatible with Windows OS. There is no Mac OS version available.
This antivirus software runs on:
- Windows XP
- Windows Vista
- Windows Vista 64 bit
- Windows 7
- Windows 7 64 bit
- Windows 8
- Windows 8 64 bit
- Windows 10
- Windows 10 64 bit
Panda Cloud Antivirus is free and doesn’t require any additional payments. However, you may consider purchasing other versions of antivirus software by Panda Security with advanced features.
Panda Cloud Antivirus has proved to be a serious barricade against viruses and malware. However, it falls down at clean up a nasty malware infestation.
As a free application, Panda Cloud Antivirus is a great choice to protect your computer, without slowing him down. Thanks to its cloud-based antivirus software, it doesn’t use the processing power of your computer.Collapse
Panda Cloud Antivirus is a great tool keeping malicious software from installing on your computer.
Pros : Free;
Simple, attractive interface;
Cloud-based malware detection;
Effective at blocking malware.
Cons : Limited functionality when no Internet connection available;
Not good at cleaning up.
Cross-platform use 3