Panda Cloud Antivirus
Updated: September 2012
Author: Panda Security
File Size: 908 KB
Rating: 4 out of 5
Requirements: Windows XP/Vista/7
Description: Panda Cloud Antivirus is a new and free antivirus program from Panda Security. It detects viruses, worms, spyware, adware, dialers, trojans, and other security risks.
What makes it different than other antivirus software is that it uses cloud computing technology, which means scanning is done from Panda's servers on the internet instead of by your computer. This allows the program to be very lightweight as your computer will only need to dedicate very little resources to running Panda Cloud because most of the work is done by Panda's remote servers. In fact, the minimum hardware requirements to run Panda Cloud Antivirus is only 64 MB of RAM and 100 MB of free disk space.
The remote server that does all the scanning is constantly being updated so you are always protected against the latest threats without having to download updates to your PC.
The only bad thing we can say about Panda Cloud Antivirus is the fact that it works best only on computers that are constantly connected to the internet. This is perhaps the only drawback to a cloud-based antivirus program. It still protects your PC if you lose connection to the internet, but it might be slightly outdated until you reconnect again. Other than that, we are loving Panda Cloud so far and are really looking forward to when it comes out of beta status.