Panda Cloud – The Antivirus Like No Other You Have Seen

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pandacloud-000 Recently Panda Security released its new addition to the Panda software security family, Panda Cloud Antivirus Beta. Panda Security is a leading security applications developer that empowers you with the proper tools to fortify your computer.

This lightweight antivirus application caters to your system without having to take up half of your PC resources. Panda Cloud Antivirus is based on cloud computing, and is only partially installed on your computer and keeps core files on a dedicated server on the Internet.

The graphical user interface is very easy on the eyes and is actually one of the top interfaces I’ve found for free antivirus software’s.

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Features and Reliability

One of the key features of this antivirus software is that you don’t have to manually update it. Complicated configurations and having to download new signature files is pretty much a thing of the past this Panda Cloud Antivirus. However, this doesn’t mean you remain unprotected when disconnected from the network: this antivirus app features a local cache that keeps the program up and running, continuously working at 100%.

When I ran a quick scan, the scan itself lagged a little at first, however it quickly picked up after 30% of the computer had been scanned. For the most part, the speed of Panda Cloud Antivirus is dependent on how much free memory you have, how many apps are installed, folders, and a variation of stored data. You should expect a regular scan to take an average of 40-70 minutes to complete.

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Once the program has been installed, if you ever wish to open up the task manager to check on the effects of Panda Cloud on your system you’ll be able to find it listed in your task manager under PSANHost and PSUNMain. One thing that I can say is that during the scanning there were very few apps that were noticeably acting sluggish, even the Internet connection and PC speed where up to par.

This new program should take up around 50 MB on the hard drive and eats around 17 MB of RAM when in use.

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Conclusion

All in all, besides lightness as its main attribute, Panda Cloud Antivirus is quite a simple antivirus tool that can’t be scheduled to run automatic scans. It would also be beneficial for this antivirus software to include effective filters for web, email, or support to detect any spyware. However, as a software that’s very much still in beta, it’s what you’d expect.

Panda Cloud Antivirus was designed fo Windows XP and Windows Vista, with Windows 7 support in the near future.

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Comments (21)
  • Dennis

    I have been running PandaCloud for a couple of weeks. Every other day or so I click the cute Panda-icon. It then says the program has been HALTED?!?! This happens quite a lot… WTF?

  • Dwarf

    Hi guys, can anyone please tell if Avast is better than Panda or vice versa .. currently i am using Avast home edition.
    Is it a better option than Avast Home? Please do Reply asap.

  • App

    The Panda antivirus software is not ideal but it does the job for specific viruses and spyware. Users have mentioned that it failed to pick up on malware that other software picked up on. The software also often picks up files without software and wants to delete them. Do not allow the software to automatically do this. Make sure you look over the selected “viruses” before deleting any of them, or you could be deleting real data! The benefits of Panda include a really nice user interface and the way it is spread out between the Internet and your desktop, which allows the software to automatically upgrade when newer versions are released and take as little memory as possible on your hard drive.

  • James G

    Isn’t Microsoft releasing Onecare for free anyway? Not sure there’s going to be much of a market for AV software in the near future..

  • Jon E

    When will this program support Windows 7?

    • Joel Reyes

      When it comes out of testing and is a fully featured and offered OS.

      Thank you for your comment!

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