Panda Cloud Antivirus Review – Free Cloud Based Malware Protection
Panda Cloud Antivirus Review
Panda Cloud Antivirus is antivirus software by Panda Security; a free and a paid version are available. It is cloud-based in the sense that files are scanned on a remote server without using processing power of the user’s machine. The cloud technology is based on Panda’s Collective Intelligence. It can run constantly, providing protection against viruses and malicious websites but slowing the system to some extent as all such software does, or do a system scan.
The inherent advantage of using a cloud based antivirus software is that it is light on resources in your computer and it does not require to update the virus definition files in individual computers. As soon as a malware threat is detected by any of the computer running Cloud based antivirus, it notifies the central servers, which can quickly respond to nullify it. Once the central servers are updated, all the other computers running the cloud antivirus software are protected against that particular threat. There is no need that each and every individual computer has to update its virus definition files to protect itself against that threat.
But obviously you need to have an access to Internet. Panda Cloud Antivirus was probably the first antivirus application to use the cloud technology for malware detection.
Panda Cloud Antivirus is super easy to install and start working. Panda’s minimalist emphasis extends to the product’s user interface. Three big buttons let the user launch a scan, view protection statistics, or dig into the Recycle Bin (a holding area for suspicious files). Clicking one corner of the main window visibly flips it over to reveal a few configuration settings on the “back.” Simple!
Key Features of Panda Cloud Antivirus Free
- Real-time protection against all types of viruses.
- Automatic & transparent upgrades of new engine and program versions.
- URL and Web filtering of malicious, drive-by exploits and phishing sites.
- Product localized into 20 different languages.
Here is a Youtube video review of Panda Cloud Antivirus.