Panda Security Releases Cloud Antivirus Version 1.3

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Panda Security's latest Cloud Antivirus upgrade is offered in Free and Pro editions, the later available for $29.95.

Cloud security specialist Panda Security announced the launch of Panda Cloud Antivirus version 1.3, the latest in its anti-malware service for home computer users. The release features a new security safeguard against malicious Websites, as well as improvements to the user experience, in both the Free and Pro Editions. Users of both Cloud Antivirus products benefit from real-time protection with minimal computer resources. Both products are available for download via the company’s Website.

Adding another layer of cloud-based protection to both the Free and Pro editions, Panda Cloud Antivirus 1.3 has incorporated a URL and Web filtering feature which blocks suspicious and malicious Websites before they can exploit vulnerabilities and inflict damage upon the user. In addition, those using the Free Edition can now access automatic and transparent upgrades to the latest program releases, a feature previously reserved for Panda Cloud Antivirus Pro.

Cloud Antivirus 1.3 has also removed all pop-up advertisements from the Free Edition, a feature that has always been included in the Pro Edition. The updated version of both the Free and Pro Editions also features a redesigned Recycle Bin and Quarantine components, designed to simplify the management of identified security threats. Cloud Antivirus Pro Edition is priced at $29.95.

"At Panda Security we believe each home computer user should have access to an excellent security solution, not only for their safety but also for the collective safety of the online community," said Pedro Bustamante, senior research adviser at Panda Security. "Panda Cloud Antivirus 1.3 Free Edition continues to provide the best no-cost protection, now without any pop-ups, while the Pro Edition remains an excellent investment in home security at an affordable price point."

At the core of Cloud Antivirus is Collective Intelligence, Panda's proprietary technology that automatically collects and processes millions of malware samples in the cloud. In a recent comparative test of free antivirus programs conducted by AV-Test.org for its Q2 Product Review and Certification Report, Panda Security's antivirus detection software earned the top spot, detecting 99.87 percent of the zoo malware collection.