Panda Cloud Antivirus is a free version of Panda's security software. It is cloud-based, meaning that scanning of the files is handled on a remote server rather than on a user's machine. This results in less "bloat" as seen by the end-user. The cloud technology is based on Panda's Collective Intelligence.[1]


It detects viruses, Trojans, worms, spyware, dialers, hacking tools, jokes and security risks.[2]

Panda Cloud anti-virus is considered to be a new breed of security software since it relies on cloud (internet), the community, and collective intelligence, rather than just signatures.[3].It requires an internet connection to function, though if internet is unavailable it runs using a cache of well-known threats.[4]

Beta 3 (private) added Windows 7 and 64-bit support [1]


One major review deemed Panda Cloud Antivirus as clean, fast, simple, and easy to use, and offering good detection rates.[5] The same review scores Panda 98.87% in malware detection and 71.4% in malicious URL detection. Overall score was 85%, a strong protection factor considering it is freeware.

Another review (by PC World) found it to be #1 in the new free anti-virus products.[6]


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