Panda Cloud Antivirus 2 – Free Cloud Antivirus
Panda Security Software has just released version 2.0 of their Panda Cloud Antivirus application, bringing a bunch of new features including an updated interface and Windows 8 compatibility plus improvement on existing features on previous version.
On Panda Cloud Antivirus 2, all users will benefit from an overall increase in performance and up to 50% faster scans, improved offline protection, compatibility with the Windows 8 operating system, a new cloud-based disinfection engine in the free edition, and a process monitor. The biggest change in this particular release sees the inclusion of the behavioral analysis engine that was previously only available to Pro users in the free edition of the software as well.
The free panda cloud antivirus version also includes a new USB immunization component that prevent flash drive based programs from running automatically – there’s also a process monitor that enables you to keep an eye on what is running in the background at all times. However, any users picking up the free version of the program should pay good attention to the installation dialog as the installer will install the Panda Toolbar and change the default search provider to Google search engine and default homepage.
One of major changes will be their interface, which it now highlights the protection status, scan status, malware and recycle bin information, as well as information about system processes on the system. All processes are identified and classified by Panda Cloud Antivirus with options to block processes right in the program interface. Here it is furthermore possible to enable the URL monitoring to monitor all processes and the http Internet connections that they make.
Panda Cloud Antivirus also has pro version, which you can enjoy additional security module like firewall component, public wifi protection as well as grant you access to customer support by paying additional 29USD to upgrade from free to Pro version only.
Overall, Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition 2 is a very good free cloud antivirus product or best free antivirus that works amazingly fast, it’s efficient and won’t bother you at all.
PS: If you already have an existing version of Panda Cloud Antivirus you don’t need to do anything. The new Panda Cloud Antivirus 2.0 will automatically upgrade your existing version.