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Windows 7: Panda Cloud Anyone?


20 May 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Panda Cloud Anyone?

Hello, all wise ones
Have any of you tried Panda Cloud Antivirus? I am trying it out now and think I have gained a little speed back by using less resources. Just wondered if anyone has had any good or bad results with this. Thanks,
John

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20 May 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jsmoline View Post
Hello, all wise ones
Have any of you tried Panda Cloud Antivirus? I am trying it out now and think I have gained a little speed back by using less resources. Just wondered if anyone has had any good or bad results with this. Thanks,
John
Used it a long time ago so not much info. Current favorites include MSE.



Ken
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20 May 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Used it a long time ago so not much info. Current favorites include MSE.
Think you are confused, you must have tried Panda AV in the past. The cloud version is new...so I don't think you used it a long time ago.
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20 May 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I also like MSE. What I like about both of these is ease of use. Panda doesn't have a scheduler though. If real time catches things as they come in, you would think that there is no need to ever scan. I know, I know.... I can dream
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20 May 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/x86 Windows 7 Pro x64/x86 Windows 7 Home Premium x64/x86
 
 

From what I have seen of Panda I would not use it. The cloud version I havent tried but "cloud" AV dosent really seem like a good idea.
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20 May 2010   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate, OS X 10.7, Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pparks1 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Used it a long time ago so not much info. Current favorites include MSE.
Think you are confused, you must have tried Panda AV in the past. The cloud version is new...so I don't think you used it a long time ago.
One can define "long time ago" as short as a few months.
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20 May 2010   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Why doesn't it seem like a good idea?
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21 May 2010   #8

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jsmoline View Post
Hello, all wise ones
Have any of you tried Panda Cloud Antivirus? I am trying it out now and think I have gained a little speed back by using less resources. Just wondered if anyone has had any good or bad results with this. Thanks,
John
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Panda Cloud AV got good marks in the latest review by pcmag.com.

Panda Cloud Antivirus - Free Edition 1.0 - At A Glance - Reviews by PC Magazine

One criticism some have leveled at it is you need to be connected to the internet for it to be effective since it relies on the cloud for sigs, etc. This is being addressed in an upcoming version (currently in beta test) that will include an offline (local) cache of definitions. I think it's a good choice amongst the free products, but I would keep MBAM and SuperAntiSpyware handy no matter what AV I used.
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21 May 2010   #9
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

Quote:
Cloud Antivirus eliminates known malware immediately on detection. Files that aren't known malware but seem to be malicious get sent to the cloud for analysis. Until the results come back, they're not allowed to launch. According to Panda Senior Research Advisor Pedro Bustamante, the company receives about 55,000 such files per day. Their automated systems can handle 99 percent of them; human researchers analyze the rest. As for the cloud database itself, it's measured in terabyte—size is no problem when you don't have to fit it on personal computers.
Sounds good, but I think it's still a work in progress

Read the replies:
Panda Cloud Antivirus - Free Edition 1.0 - Full Review - Reviews by PC Magazine
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21 May 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/x86 Windows 7 Pro x64/x86 Windows 7 Home Premium x64/x86
 
 

I just checked out PC mags Reviews and those guys at PC mag have absolutly no idea what they are doing.
Some of those reviews havent been updated in 6 years. They are reviewing what pays the best. The more money the higher the rateing. I mean reallly Norton internet security 2008 is #4 on the list of best products???

PC Mag...0 credability!
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