Panda Launches First-Ever Cloud-Based Antivirus

April 30, 2009

(ChattahBox)—Panda Security just released a free beta version of its new and groundbreaking antivirus scan that uses a cloud computing platform, which Panda claims will operate with a 50 percent less drag on computer resources than standard antivirus programs. Panda also promises that the software will only eat up an average of 17MB of your computer’s RAM.

One of the most common gripes about many antivirus programs is the drag they put on computer resources, slowing down other applications. Computer users often give up running their antivirus software in the background to free up needed resources, but they do without on the spot virus detection, risking infection.

Panda’s cloud antivirus program is designed to solve the resource hog problems of standard antivirus software, by storing the massive antivirus definition files on a cloud-based server, instead of your PC. The virus detection software is created to run scans based on the type of threat, such as malware or trojans.

Besides a more intricate antivirus program that reduces the load on resources, Panda submits samples of user’s viruses to its Collective Intelligence network for evaluation and to create methods to combat new viruses.

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4 Responses to “Panda Launches First-Ever Cloud-Based Antivirus”

  1. Person on April 30th, 2009 12:46 pm

    So, it’s still using your processor and your memory to scan files on your hard drive…storing definition files on an off site server makes this “cloud” based? Whatever…

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