Panda Free Antivirus (formerly Panda Cloud Antivirus) is a free virus scanner that makes great use of the cloud, or the online computing and database of malware descriptions on the servers of producer Panda. This should take the load of users PC’s: most of the work takes place online and not on the local PC.
Panda Free Antivirus provides real-time protection against viruses, worms, trojans, dialers, spyware, adware and other malware, and according to the manufacturer, it has much less impact on the system compared to conventional scanners.
Interesting is also the anti-exploit technology in Panda’s antivirus that should stop zero-day exploits in eg Java, Flash and Microsoft Office using behavioral analysis.
The interface of Panda Free Antivirus is basic. It indicates whether you are properly protected, you can perform a scan yourself, watch the process monitor and you can change some settings. You can create a Panda Rescue kit (USB stick with rescue functionality) and turn on USB vaccination.
In tests of virus scanners, Panda Free Antivirus lately receives always very good reviews. The protection is thus of high quality.
Panda Free Antivirus offers free updates. During the installation, the software will also offer a browser toolbar that provides some extra protection (but also commercially interesting for Panda).
Panda Antivirus for Android
For Android devices, there is the AntiVirus Free app (which once installed, is just called Panda Mobile Security). Panda AntiVirus Free or Mobile Security protects your phone and tablet from malware. There is a privacy control tool to view the permissions of apps (and delete spying apps). Finally, you can break down tasks / apps (task killer) with Panda. A clear app that seems to do what it must do. There is also a paid version with some extra functionality.
Website: Panda Antivirus Free
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Existing Panda Free Antivirus systems are automatically updated to the latest version. This can sometimes take several days.
Be particularly careful during installation!
During installation, Panda Security Toolbar for your browser is also offered to install (this toolbar provides some extra protection when surfing, but is not necessarily required as all modern browsers also reasonably protect against malicious websites). If you do not want it, you should remove the check marks.