Panda Cloud Antivirus
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|Initial release||April 29, 2009|
|Stable release||1.0 / November 10, 2009|
|Operating system||Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7|
|Available in||English, Deutsch, Espanol|
Panda Cloud Antivirus is a free version of Panda's security software. It is cloud-based, meaning that scanning of the files is handled on a remote server rather than on a user's machine. This results in less bloat as seen by the end-user. The cloud technology is based on Panda's Collective Intelligence.
It detects viruses, Trojans, worms, spyware, dialers, hacking tools, jokes and security risks.
Panda Cloud anti-virus is considered to be a new breed of security software since it relies on cloud (internet), the community, and collective intelligence, rather than just signatures..It requires an internet connection to function, though if internet is unavailable it runs using a cache of well-known threats.
Beta 3 (private) added Windows 7 and 64-bit support 
One major review deemed Panda Cloud Antivirus as clean, fast, simple, and easy to use, and offering good detection rates. The same review scores Panda 98.87% in malware detection and 71.4% in malicious URL detection. Overall score was 85%, a strong protection factor considering it is freeware.
Another review (by PC World) found it to be #1 in the new free anti-virus products. 
A third review showed that it did well in detecting 0-day malware threats. 
When version 1.0 was released on November 10th, PC Magazine reviewed Panda Cloud Antivirus and gave it Editor's Choice Award for Best Free AV. 
- ↑ "What is Collective Intelligence"
- ↑ "What type of threats does the antivirus detect?"
- ↑ "What is the cloud?"
- ↑ "What happens if my computer is not connected to the Internet?"
- ↑ Review: Panda Cloud Antivirus Steve Ragan, techherald.com 2009-4-29
- ↑ Cloud Antivirus #1 in PC World Compare
- ↑ Review of Panda Cloud Antivirus
- ↑ PC Magazine: Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition 1.0 Editor's Choice
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