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Panda launches beta of free cloud antivirus

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Global IT vendor Panda Security has announced the launch of a new beta version of its popular Panda Cloud Antivirus, the first free antivirus from the cloud.

The beta can be downloaded for free on the Panda Cloud Antivirus support forum. In order to encourage users to try out the new program and report bugs, Panda will award ten $100 Amazon.com gift certificates to the most active beta testers, as well as free licenses for the PRO version of the program.
The new version includes new HTTP and POP3 network traffic interception features, in order to build cloud-based firewall functionalities in future versions.
Besides a new interface, users will enjoy a new Process Monitor component capable of blocking processes by sending them to the program’s Recycle Bin, from where they can be restored.
The new 1.9 beta version delivers all of the features of the PRO paid version out of the box, including behavior analysis, USB vaccination and automatic, transparent upgrades to future versions.