Panda Cloud Antivirus Pro Review
Panda Cloud Antivirus is a free antivirus software for the Windows operating system that comes as a free and professional version which differ in functionality. Both versions offer antivirus protection that includes protection against trojans, viruses, rootkits and spyware and behavioral blocking against new and unknown threats.
The pro version adds on top of that behavioral analysis of running processes on the PC and automatic USB vaccination.
Cloud Antivirus uses a so called thin-client architecture offering several advantages over conventional antivirus solutions. Only the core files are installed on the system and local detection technologies are combined with cloud-based scanning to reduce PC resource usage.
One of the main pillars of Panda Cloud Antivirus is its real-time use of Panda Collective Intelligence, which is an online from-the-cloud system that automates the entire malware protection cycle; collecting new samples, analyzing, categorizing, creating detection and disinfection routines and delivering the protection to each node.
Thanks to this approach users do not need to worry about updating signature files anymore. In fact, detection of millions and millions of different malware variants is no longer limited by the size of a signature database, as Collective Intelligence can hold literally unlimited number of detections without consuming any memory on the usersâ€™ PC.
The interface of Panda Cloud Antivirus is best described as minimalistic which is a welcome change to the often overladen interfaces of comparable antivirus solutions.
The cloud based approach takes much of the usual updating process out of the user's hand. The virus definitions are updated in the cloud taking that off the user's back. When Panda Cloud Antivirus is started it will always make use of the latest definitions and data providing an Internet connection is available.
The antivirus software displays the status screen on startup which gives the user information about security problems if found on the PC. The button bar at the top leads to the scan menu, report window and recycle bin which contains previously neutralized files.
The only other option is the settings button at the lower left corner which leads to connection settings, autorun and USB vaccination and advanced settings for expert users.
It is possible to scan the whole system, an optimized scan that only looks at core files of the operating system and a custom scan that scans a specified local directory or drive of the computer.
Panda Cloud Antivirus runs in the background all the time protecting the PC with behavioral analysis. Files that are currently analyzed in the cloud are automatically blocked on the system for a maximum of 30 seconds. That's ample time to receive the information from the cloud. The advanced settings offer to change that limit and other settings.
It is here for instance possible to add file exclusions which are then ignored by the antivirus software. Other options include the generation of an advanced log and disabling behavioral analysis and blocking.
Panda Cloud Antivirus Pro disables autorun on the computer by default which some users may want to change. The setting is available in the options. The same menu holds the option to automatically vaccinate USB drives which protects them when they are connected to other PCs and computers.
Interested users can download Panda Cloud Antivirus from the official website.
Update: Panda released new versions of Cloud Antivirus regularly and added new features to both versions. Both versions support a process monitor and web filtering options now. The pro version on top of that ships with a community firewall, protection in public WiFi networks, a virtual keyboard, and application control feature.
Never use Panda AV before… anyway count me in. Thanks Ghacks and Happy New Year. Cheers to all
I would like to try a cloud av for my ageing Pentium 4 machine!
Happy New year to Ghacks and all your readers
Thanks Martin, another great giveaway. Count me in
Yes, great giveaway! Count me in too
I do want one. Thank for counting me in.
I need anti-virus and would appreciate a licence please.
Wow what timing my current Panda Antivirus ran out a week ago :)
Wow great timing my current panda suite expired last week :)
Since i’ve never use panda before.
I would love to have my first try on the panda antivirus……
I want one. My mcafee license expired on 24th
I want one. I use the free version of Panda Cloud Antivirus.
Great!! Count me in, Thanks
I’m a fan of Avira, but willing to try Panda. Please don’t give the license to me if you think Avira is better than Panda.
Cheers n Happy New Year,
Hi, I want one of those :D – thanks!
What a present for the coming year!! Panda Antivirus Pro Rocks. Happy New Year to all & sundry!!!!
Please Ghacks, i realy need them, please :):):):):)
pls give me ,this is my last chance
I have used the free version for the last year on several home PC’s. It has not let me down and I recommend it to many others. I have previously used AVG and Avast but find Panda to be less intrusive and at least as good.
Wow, another great giveaway! Count me in.
thanks. hopefully I will get a key.
First off, on this final day of 2K10, let me wish everyone a Happy New Year and Thank You for all the information you make available. I look forward to your website daily.
I would like to have a license for the Panda antivirus because I have become the family geek that gets called in when there is a computer problem. I maintain computers for everyone from my 85 year old Mother to my 13 year old Grand Nephew and all the relatives and friends in between. All the time at no cost to them.
Usually it is some nefarious deviant that has crept into their computer system that is the root to all their problems. When cleaning or checking out a computer I will turn to Panda online scan because it is quick, thorough and one of the best out there and always have been.
To have a professional version of Panda and a USB vaccination available to help out the computer owners in my life would certainly make me a happy camper. And a free license would benefit numerous people instead of just me.
Thanks for all you do.
I’m currently using free AV. Hope to win a license. Thanks & Happy New Year!
I already use the free version of Panda Cloud Antivirus, and I’d like to have behavioral analysis of running processes and automatic USB vaccination.
Installed Panda a couple of days ago. Was disappointed that I don’t have a key. Hopefully, I will get one this time. Thanks Ghacks.
It is a good product.
Please, I need the license key of Panda cloud Antivirus, Thanks.
Been using Panda for a while, please make my new year’s safer!!
I want one of Panda Cloud Anti virus Pro.
Thanks for great giveaway.
sure please enter my name for this giveaway. Thanks 4 it. Happy New Year and regards 2 all..:)
I like this giveaway…
A very reliable product on the cloud.
Thank you for the giveaway!
Count me in, thanks and Happy New Year !
Happy New Year!
I need one.
Count me in.
Happy New Year! I need one also.
I would like to get one, cos my ms essentials do not upgrade to v2…
Nice one! Hope I get a key, great product been using the free version for a while.
I have tried the free version Panda Cloud Antivirus and would love a pro key.
Count me in!
I could definitely use this. My kid’s machine is always getting something on it (kids are kids, what ya gonna do?). MS security essentials isn’t catching everything.
Great giveaway. Count me for this giveaway.
I’d love to get one of these licenses!
Thanks for your offer. I think cloud scanning can be more useful than traditional cd based scanning since the cd drive may not be available. For example, netbooks do not have cd drives. Alternatively, an existing cd drive may be broken or the virus may be adversely affecting use of the cd drive. AB.
I would like to have a license for this software, because I am using Eset Smart Security, but it doesn’t update anymore as of tomorrow (jan 1:st)!
I would like to win your Key :)….thnx for posting
Hi, happy New Year to everyone!
I would like to win this license, so here I am. :)
Yes please, very keen to migrate to AntiVirus checking done in the cloud. Must be the way to go!
I’ve been using Panda for a year or more now. I would love a key. :)
Count me in.
Great giveaway! Count me in
Using the trial right now this AV fells good,secure,it can detect more threats than others..thanks panda and GHACKS
think my first post didn’t get through…
i’m actually using the trial version and it fells good and secure,panda can get more threats than others,
thanks PANDA and GHACKS
I hope to get a free license for Panda thanks
I hope to get a free license
1st of all, Happy New Year to all
please count with me – I’m using Avira free version – eager to try Panda :)
I wouldn’t mind getting a copy of this. =)
Merry Christmas and good celebration for the upcoming New year’s Eve.
Thank you for providing me with one of the remaining keys please.
I would love to win a license.
I also want this awesome antivirus :) Count me in too :)
I tried the free version. It’s a good product.
Hi Panda is a very cute, exotic animal. In field of antivirus it is new to me, but I would love to try. Thank you for a possibility. Happy New Year!
Been using Panda for a long while now, since I got Windows 7. None of the other products seemed to work very well (especially my as-of-then favorite AVG), and I’m not terribly dumb about getting infected, so I stuck with Panda.
A free key would help me continue to stick with ’em and make me a happy man! Thanks Ghacks.
I’ve always used panda and have been very satisfied with its capabilities, I look forward to checking out this Cloud version, thank you!
Worth a try.
hello, I have used the free version of antivirus and enjoyed Pandacloud when it runs low, less waste of resources and efficiency. I want a key.
Love the free version, would love a key ~ Thanks Ghacks !
Panda Cloud is a reliable and very light software. Please count me in for this wonderful giveaway!
I use the free version of Panda Cloud Antivirus. Try the pro version would be nice:)
I would love a key. Thank you
I use it for about a year… Great stuff/
First of all I wish happy new year and all the best for Ghacks team and thanks for providing this great opportunity.
I have heard of Panda Cloud Antivirus many times but haven’t had chance to actually use them.. mostly due to my slackness really.. now I’m willing to try this product since you guys are giving away keys and all.
Panda Av is best AV in world :)
I love my free version of Panda Cloud Antivirus – I would really love to use the Pro version.
i will love won one license of panda
I use this product regularly! :D
happy New year panda. it will be nice to feel protected by panda
Thanks for the giveaways. Have all a great New Year!
I would love a key for this AV since I need a good AV product to protect my wife’s laptop.
Awesome giveaway. Count me in, i need a new virus and panda looks good.
Count me in.
Happy new year!
Goodluck to everyone not matter who wins :DD
reading blogs and reviews really do trigger me to try cloud computing. for one main reason, SPEED. there are lot of application popping and this antivirus catches my attention, been using KASPER, AVIRA, AVAST, now i want to try PANDA, then compare them all to which i would like to keep. :D
A really great giveaway promo!
Hope to snag one license.
Thanks, Martin and Panda …
I wish I would get one. Thank you.
A very nice product. Would love to give it a try!
Looks very nice! Would like to try it.
Sorry for the duplicate- I could not see the first one listed. Please feel free to remove.
Thanks for the nice giveaway :D. Please count me in for the giveaway. I’m using the free version. Pro version has some extra features. Best Regards :).
Please add me.
i have been using panda cloud since inception ,have used many behavior blockers and analyzers need to check real time blocking capabilities of panda
Haven’t used Panda myself…x64 on my desktop…but 2 other x86 machines in the house…
Put me on the list…THX…
Thank you very much!
Please count me in.
I am using MSE right now.I would love to see if Panda is lite. It has a great protection.
I highly recommend The Panda . . . the icon may look cuddly in the System Tray but Watch Out!
This app definitely packs up a Wallop in automatically detecting and removing malware from one’s computer.
I am an amateur virus remover guy and Panda is what I strongly recommend to computer users.
I have no need of the Panda Pro version as I received mine in a Give-a-way from another fabulous site some months ago.
Much success to all you winners as you are already one with The Panda Cloud Security software!
I want to win this, Panda is a great product. Thanks Ghacks!
I could use this – it is a good product – please count me in the draw!
Can I have one?
I heard its a good antivirus and all my friends say its better then what i have so i hopes i win……………………………Is it really better then rising antivirus
Panda has becomed top class Antivirus regarding detection.
It is a great tool to remove virus, but I don’t have one. I hope I will get one soon. Thanks Ghacks.
Count me in. thanks!
thank you id like to try it!
panda security is the best, its protect me from all kinds of viruses & spyware, thanx panda.
I use PCA Free on 3 home computers, and would love to give the Pro version a run. My 15yr old would actually be giving the Pro version the test, and I’m sure if it can withstand him for a year, then I would be all in for my wife’s and mine…………………..Happy New Year!!!
I am using MS Security Essentials + Avast free. Would like to try Panda Cloud Pro for the first time. Hope you would give me a key.
Happy New Year…
Please put my name in the drawing for the Panda Cloud Pro license. Thanks!!
Yeah, I’m in!!!
Been using the free version on my computer at work and home, and love the lightness and sense of always being up-to-date!
Have used Panda in the past and always liked it, maybe a great chance to try Panda Cloud Pro. I would appreciate a key. Just great. Thank you very much.
I’m currently using the Pro version and I’m very satisfyed for the lightness. It’s an install and forget antivirus.
please count me in.
I think i’ll try it… Hope it’s not heavy.
Panda cloud antivirus Pro is a great security tool!
Please send me a licensekey!!!!!!!!!!!!!
have used the free version in the past on and old xp with a pentium 3 processor. Ran super light, i didnt feel any slow down. It would be great to have a license for the Pro version.
I have been using Panda for several years and hope that the new Cloud Antivirus continues to be as good for new users aswell as existing.
Happy New Year To All.
I really want one….
If I got one, I would be on Cloud Nine. ;-)
I really like the Panda cloud Antivirus free and would like to give the pro version a try. It runs very light on my machine and I feel protected using it.
Great!! Count me in, Thanks
Please count me in on this give away.
great giveaway-i am in-thanks
I would LOVE to try this in the Pro version. Thank you so much for doing this! You guys are the BEST!
Great program. Once you installed it you can completely forget about it. It works in the background silently, it has very simple interface, very low impact on computer resources and high detection rate. I am already using free version on one of my computers and I want to upgrade it.
Hope I win ! :-)
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year !!!
I usually install PCAV on systems that have unlimited access to the internet. I’ve never been able to test the Pro version before, but it seems that I won’t be disappointed.
plz i need one i have no protection for my Brand New pc i did get in crismas!
I would like a license, thanks :-)
Best version Panda have ever released, would love to win a license. :)
Happy New Year.
Panda cloud free is one of the lightest av out there. Never had the chance to use the pro one, so….. I post here as my hope to win this new year gift :D
am I too late?
I am a big fan of in-the-cloud technology. Panda is among the pioneers of using that technology for malware protection. Ergo, I would very much like to win a free Pro license. (^_^)
I wish i have one licence :)
I’d love to have a license! Thanks for the chance!
I’ve been waiting to try this software!
I need a reason to 86 my existing AV.
Wish me luck…
Panda Cloud AV Pro would be a welcome addition to my security set up. :)
Always liked Panda but somehow never installed it its a good product.
Other than Panda Cloud Security the other REAL Good AV is AVAST Vs. 5
(It Kicks Butt especially when revved up in their Boot Scan module – – simply Wonderful!)
Thanks for listening,
Hi, thanks for this nice giveaway, Happy New year ghacks, please include me.
I have always liked the protection provided by Panda. Now I would like give Cloud Pro a try.
It is a good product , currently using MSE and super antispyware free. Hope to win a license , happy new year
So far I’ve not been infected by not having an AV, but better late then never adding
some additional protection such as Panda. Please add me to the winners :-)
I would be happy to receive a licence
Hope i can get a key.
Great security software.
Thanks and have a Happy New year
I really like panda AV’s and would like to try Panda Cloud Pro.
I’d luv a key,would be gr8.
Thanx alot Ghacks!
Good luck everyone…especially me.
I found your site by chance and its kind of you to offer a giveaway license. I just hope my name comes up, since right now I can not afford a security software being unemployed. I hear Panda is one of the top antiviruses.
I’d love one. I left Panda several years ago, but their latest lineup has me looking into becoming a returning customer.
I like this novel approach. Enter me in the drawing please.
Panda is a wonderful product. I would love to have a license because it’s such an easy product to use and it does not lag my computer.
I wanted to install AVG, 119mb download,so installed panda free, quick , lightweight . I liked it , would love to upgrade to pro .
I like Panda Cloud AV’s interface.. It’s minimalistic and eye-candy. I tried the free version and I’d like to try the pro..
Hi Martin, please add me in your list as I would like to test this piece of software. Thnx
Hi, thank you for the interesting article, I’ve now done loaded Panda. First opinion is that its running things well. Thank you and happy new year
I have always like panda security products and would like a chance to try Panda cloud pro.
Now this would be AWESOME!! Great to test and recommend to my clients!!
It is a very good product…..
I want to win a license too, Martin. =)
very good AV , i need pro license to have behavioral analysis
I like panda is small and fast scanning, so if you have one licence. I do want one. Thank for counting me in.
Been looking for a new AV program since SAV corp got fat and became SEP.
Will give this program a try,
Please include me in the drawing.
– When will the winners be announced???
I will get a key…. thanks!
Panda Cloud Antivirus Pro – about this I dream in 2011.
I’ve been using it for several months on my netbook with no problems or slowdowns – it seems to work really well (unlike Norton which I’ve always found slows down PCs too much. Certainly much easier to use than some other AVs.
I have been using the free Panda software for some time and it works great. Looks like the free version no longer works. Please count me IN for a FREE key. Thanks.
I am using webroot right now, and have had 8 virus’s in the last 3 months,including two right now that webroot seems to be overlooking. I would like to try Panda Cloud.
Any help would be great !!
Count me in! I would love to get a key for Panda Cloud Antivirus Pro.
I have been using AVG free edition, but it has suddenly stopped working and I am having trouble deleting it from my add/remove program. So I am looking for another good anitvirus program and I have not used Panda Cloud before, but I would like to.
I’m looking for a new AV and am interested in trying Panda’s cloud solution.
Can you give me panda cloud antivirus pro code? i need it !!! panda cloud antivirus is a very good product!!!
I feel pretty confident that this contest/program is never going to happen. It’s now Feb 06 2011 and no winners announced or any info stating that this is over.
can i get a key?
I wanna try this a pro version :D
For the love of God, give away the frickin’ keys already!!
When will this contest end? It’s been over a month now.
The keys have already been given away.
Panda is a very good antivirus.It can help me in my information technology works.
Do you still have one? I’d like to have one license too :)
It’s a great AV!
What are the operating systems that are supported?
It runs on Windows XP or later, 32-bit or 64-bit.
I would like to try a cloud av for my laptop
Hi, Martin I hope you count me in for Panda also. I know it would work great because I always check with you before I consider any downloads because if you recommend them they are safe and work. Merry Xmas and Happy New Year.