Panda Cloud Antivirus

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Panda Cloud Antivirus
Developer(s)Panda Security
Initial releaseNovember 10, 2009; 9 years ago (2009-11-10)
Stable release
16.1.1 / February 2016; 3 years ago (2016-02)
Operating systemWindows XP and later
Platform32-bit, 64-bit
Available inEnglish, German, Spanish, Greek, French, Italian, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Turkish and Chinese

Panda Cloud Antivirus is an antivirus software developed by Panda Security, a free and a paid version are available. It is cloud-based in the sense that files are scanned on a remote server without using processing power of the user's machine. The cloud technology is based on Panda's Collective Intelligence.[1] It can run constantly, providing protection against viruses and malicious websites but slowing the system to some extent,[2] or do a system scan.


According to Panda Security, Panda Cloud Antivirus is able to detect viruses, trojans, worms, spyware, dialers, hacking tools, hacker and other security risks.[3]

Panda Cloud Antivirus relies on its "Collective Intelligence" and the cloud for up-to-date information.[4] It normally uses an Internet connection to access up-to-date information; if the Internet cannot be accessed, it will use a local cache of "the most common threats in circulation".[5]


An April 2009 review found Panda Cloud Antivirus 1.0 to be clean, fast, simple, easy to use, and with good detection rates.[2] The same review scored Panda 100.00% in malware detection and 100.0% in malicious URL detection. Its overall score was 100%, a strong protection factor considering it is software.[6]

When version 1.0 was released on November 10, 2009, PC Magazine reviewed Panda Cloud Antivirus and gave it an Editor's Choice Award for Best AV.[7]

TechRadar's review states "We think that Panda Cloud Antivirus is best viewed as a defense tool rather than a utility for cleaning up a system that's already riddled with infection."[8]


The free edition of Panda Cloud Antivirus is released under a license. Its usage is exclusively allowed for private households, state schools, non-governmental and non-profit organizations.[9]


  1. ^ "What is Collective Intelligence?". Retrieved 2016-09-28.
  2. ^ a b "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2009-07-03. Retrieved 2009-07-05.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "What type of threats does the antivirus detect?". Retrieved 2016-09-28.
  4. ^ "What is the cloud?". Retrieved 2016-09-28.
  5. ^ "What happens if my computer is not connected to the Internet?". Retrieved 2016-09-28.
  6. ^ James Wray and Ulf Stabe (2009-04-29). "Review: Panda Cloud Antivirus - Security". Archived from the original on 2011-07-22. Retrieved 2010-11-09.
  7. ^ Rubenking, Neil J. (2009-11-13). "Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition 1.0 Review & Rating". Retrieved 2016-09-28.
  8. ^ "Panda Cloud Antivirus review". Archived from the original on 2010-04-12. Retrieved 2016-09-28.
  9. ^ "Panda Cloud AntiVirus | Software EULA's Blog". Retrieved 2016-09-28.

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