Panda Cloud Antivirus, the Best Free Antivirus for Windows 7!

 

This is a review of Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition 1.0, which won Editor’s Choice award for Best Free Antivirus from PC World.

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Panda Cloud Antivirus

Panda Cloud Antivirus is the first FREE cloud-based antivirus. It connects in real-time to PandaLab’s online database for protection against virus and malware.

Therefore, Panda Cloud Antivirus could detect the latest virus faster than the traditional signature-based antivirus.

And, it does NOT need to download updates, because the virus signature database is online!


Installation

Panda Cloud Antivirus is a lightweight antivirus. The download size is only 21.9MB. The installation is very simple, all you need to do is click on the big “ACCEPT and INSTALL” button and you are done.

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Install Panda Cloud Antivirus

To launch Panda Cloud Antivirus, you need to sign in your Panda Cloud Antivirus account. You can create your free account here.

Simple user interface

The main window of Panda Cloud Antivirus is very simple. By default, it shows current security status. Beside the Status button, there are only 3 other buttons on the window: Settings, Scan, and Report.

For “Settings”, you can set enable/disable automatic management of possible viruses and send anonymous information to Panda.

Under “Scan”, there is only a big “Quick scan” button to do full system scan, and another smaller button to scan selected folders/files.

Panda Cloud Antivirus - Report
Panda Cloud Antivirus – Report

The “Report” shows all the detected threats in the last month, last week, last day, or all.

A small blue color “Recycle Bin” icon is at the bottom right for you to recover a false positive.

Virus scan performance

Panda Cloud Antivirus uses only less than 500KB memory when idle in background. When scanning, it only uses around 8MB of RAM and almost no CPU resource! Very impressive!

Panda Cloud Antivirus - Quick Scan
Panda Cloud Antivirus – Quick Scan

The first full system Quick Scan took around 23 mins to scan 18,424 files (10GB).

According to PC Mag review, Panda Cloud Antivirus is “extremely effective at keeping malware out of a clean system” but “failed to remove huge amounts of malware traces from threats it detected” (but still better than other free antivirus software).

My two cents

If you do not want to pay for an antivirus software, Panda Cloud Antivirus is the simple, lightweight, effective free antivirus for you.

Recommended by LiewCF!

(Just make sure you install Panda Cloud Antivirus on a clean system, then you would be well protected from most of the future threats.)

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14 Responses to Panda Cloud Antivirus, the Best Free Antivirus for Windows 7!

  1. Kevin Chong November 22, 2009 at 8:46 am #

    Is it free and possible to Download in Window XP ?

    • Nova November 23, 2009 at 2:02 am #

      Yes, its free and you can run it on Windows XP 32-bit SP2 or later.

      • Kevin Chong November 23, 2009 at 8:42 am #

        That’s great. I will try it later. See how first.

  2. Craig November 24, 2009 at 2:58 am #

    In a survey of 24,000 users on lifehacker.com, AVG Anti-Virus Free Edition 9.0 was the top vote getter. This version came out in October and was preffered over MSE in PC World . It scans up to 50% faster than the previous release. free.avg.com . It also contains AVG Linkscanner which provides real time safe surf capabilities.

  3. zuwairiaiman November 24, 2009 at 12:07 pm #

    wow, thanks for the info. I find it very interesting. keep up the good post man.. i like your blog

    • Kevin Chong November 26, 2009 at 1:40 pm #

      Yeah, I think so like that. I have started to post comment at this month each post.

  4. umut123 December 18, 2009 at 9:34 pm #

    thank you but is not work with windows 7

  5. craig December 19, 2009 at 1:58 am #

    Look at AVG’s website……. http://free.avg.com/us-en/homepage

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