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Thread #148621   Message #3454705
Posted By: JohnInKansas
20-Dec-12 - 07:28 AM
Thread Name: BS: Need anti-virus program now!!!
Subject: RE: BS: Need anti-virus program now!!!
Panda Cloud

Panda Cloud is a very lightweight piece of software, keeping your system resources free for other processes. While it lacks the ability to create a scheduled scan, it provides the same features you'll find in a more heavy-duty anti-virus program, such as quick scans, custom scans and virus-removal options.

Version Differences

Though the standard version of Panda Cloud is free, there is also the option to upgrade to the Pro version. Both the Free and Pro version include anti-virus/anti-spyware protection, as well as both offline and online protection. The benefits of the Pro version are no advertising windows, behavioral analysis and automatic USB scanning.

It appears that it's just AV, without features such as cookie blocking, antiphishing, site blocking, and other features in full suite AntiMalware products. It does indicate "both offline and online protection" while some "Cloud Products" require connection to a cloud account in order to function. Since it lacks scheduled scan capability, one might wonder about scheduled update ability(?). They may tell you if you poke around a little.

You'd need to dig a little deeper at the site than I did to make much of an evaluation.