Panda Security’s free antivirus, Panda Cloud Antivirus, has received Microsoft’s ‘Compatible with Windows 7’ certification after passing the company’s quality checks, for both 32-bit and 64-bit systems.
Panda Cloud Antivirus is the first antivirus especially designed to offer protection from the cloud. Available free from www.cloudantivirus.com, it safeguards users from new malicious code practically in realtime as all processes take place on the Internet, minimising any impact on PC performance. The release version of Panda Cloud Antivirus was launched on November 10 after being in beta since April 2009.
Adopting a next-generation approach to IT security, Panda Cloud Antivirus is driven by Collective Intelligence, Panda’s advanced system which gathers malware information from its global community of users in the cloud. The system can automatically identify and classify new malware strains in minutes, combining local detection technologies with real-time cloud-scanning to maximize protection while minimizing resource consumption.
Recently, Panda Cloud Antivirus won the “Editors’ Choice” distinction for free antivirus solutions from PC Mag. The publication’s security analyst Neil Rubenking said in the review: “It's a very good, very lightweight tool even when measured against the for-pay security antivirus available. And it's the best free antivirus software available.”
Panda Cloud Antivirus scored a perfect 10 in rootkit and rogue antivirus detection.
“Panda Cloud Antivirus is impressively effective at keeping malware from infesting a clean system,” said Rubenking. “It's a powerful defender against malware attacks—and it's free.”
Panda Cloud Antivirus has also won top honors in PCWorld’s comparative review as the best antivirus for detecting malware.