Panda Free Antivirus (formerly known as Panda Cloud ) represents a new concept in antivirus, since it uses the technology called Collective Intelligence, which allows to perform a real-time analysis, accessing a network of servers, offering protection against viruses, spywares, Malware, trojans, worms and rootkits, with the advantage that you can detect those that were discovered more recently.
Traditional antivirus scanning is based on a definition that is regularly updated and needs to be downloaded. The process of virus checking by these applications consumes more resources than Panda Cloud , which is lighter and consumes less memory, so it is ideal to install on systems with few resources in which the execution of other software slow and slow The operation of the equipment.
Each file received by the Collective Intelligence is analyzed and classified almost instantly, and this means that, in case of any type of threat, it will ensure a protection for the rest of Panda users who have that file.
Cloud adds a new technology to its product, called anti-exploit, which is responsible for detecting and blocking the action of some types of viruses known as exploits, which are basically those that try to take advantage of vulnerabilities of certain software, such as Example: Java, Adobe, Office and other programs that, when launching a new version, can present security holes.
Another function included in the free edition is called "drive-by download filtering", whose objective is to detect and to stop the involuntary downloads that in some opportunities are initiated without the implicit action of the user.
This antivirus does not require updates and works when you are connected to the Internet. It is compatible with other antivirus and can be used in conjunction with any of the usual protection programs. It should be mentioned that it does not include a firewall, so you can keep the firewall in case you have one.
This free edition adds protection during navigation to alert the user when visiting any website that could be dangerous. It also adds protection for pendrives and other devices that connect to the computer.
Panda Antivirus 2017 (18.01.00) is the latest version, updated in March 2017, of this antivirus and antispyware software that can be downloaded and used free of charge (for personal use). Works on Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, XP and Vista.