Panda Cloud Antivirus 1.5.124 Oct' 2011
Provides great protection for free, is easy-to-use and has a very light footprint.
- 1.5.1 Version
- Free License Type
- Free Price
- Windows 7 / Vista / XP Operating Systems
- 695 KBFile Size
Of all the free antivirus software we tested, Panda Cloud Antivirus was the best app at blocking known malware. And it's easy enough to install and use. Rather than using your PC's processing power, this cloud-based app sends data about potentially malicious files and programs to Panda's servers for analysis. The approach is intended to take advantage of the latest signatures without the need for signature-database updates - and if its excellent showing at detecting malware in AV-Test.org's zoo of half a million samples is any indication, the approach works. Panda's app produced an impressive 99.4 percent overall detection rate.
Rather than using your PC's processing power, this cloud-based app sends data about potentially malicious files and programs to Panda's servers for analysis.
Panda uses a multitiered scanning model that only blocks access and does an immediate scan for programs that attempt to run, which it considers the highest risk. Files on a hard drive (preexisting and newly copied) are tagged for background scans only during idle time, to improve performance. (The app checks downloaded files right away, but doesn't block the files before the scan).
It was reasonably good at cleaning existing malware. so on the whole, its impressive ability to detect and remove malware makes it well worth keeping it as a security app for your PC. It can also be a very good option if you don't want unneccessary updates and other security features bogging down your PC.
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