Panda Cloud Antivirus – Free is PCMag Editors Choice (not mine)

Uninstalled January 5, 2009
Gave it a month. Easy install. Caused no problems. Ran quietly in the background. Too quietly! OK it worked nicely and found a few well-known virus’, but performed terribly on a zero day variant. Symantec had this one nailed within hours. Panda took a acouple days to get around to neutralizing what it now calls trj/CI.A
Nice, clean uninstall. Was using 235MB of my 2GB ram
Goodbye Panda
Going to continue recommending Microsoft Security Essentials (free) to Family PC clients. Uses 74MB of my 2GB ram
While using Symantec Endpoint Protection 11 on Corporate LAN.

Installed December 7, 2009

Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition 1.0 – by PCMAG.com

Every time new or newly mutated piece malware bursts forth, security vendors have to boil it down into a signature that lets their antivirus products recognize and remove the threat. Given the accelerating pace of malware creation, we could be headed for a singularity—virus signature databases so big they implode into a black hole! Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition 1.0 (free for personal use) aims to head off disaster by pushing its malware detection activity into the cloud, eliminating the need for local signatures. Panda likes to call it “the first antivirus without an update button.” It’s a powerful defender against malware attacks—and it’s free.

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