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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 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.