New Panda Cloud Antivirus Version Released

Panda Security has released version 1.3 of its Cloud Antivirus product, which adds several new features and contains many improvements and bug fixes.

The company was intent on making Panda Cloud Antivirus Free even more appealing to users, so the annoying pop-ups advertising the Pro edition were removed from the new version.

The free edition will also get automatic and transparent updates starting with 1.3. This feature was previously available only in the paid variant.

In the past, Could Antivirus Free users who wished to upgrade had to manually uninstall the old version and then install the new one.

Detection wise, the most important new feature of Panda Cloud Antivirus 1.3 is the Web filtering component, which leverages the company's threat intelligence services to block malicious websites.

However, in all fairness, this functionality is actually provided via a browser toolbar, which is bundled with the antivirus and can be unchecked during the installation process.

The toolbar can also be downloaded and installed separately, but leaving the packaging aspect aside, the feature is there and works in Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari.

In addition, with new version the company can push updates for behavioral blocking rules much easier, allowing it to provide protection for new threats and address false positive incidents faster.

The recycle bin and the quarantine features have been unified for easier management and some new detection counters have been added to the statistics window.

The company plans to start pushing the new version automatically to people who are still using Panda Cloud Antivirus 1.1 or 1.2.

However,1.0 users will have to wait a few more weeks for an automatic update solution. In the meantime, anyone can manually upgrade to 1.3.

The only remaining differences between Panda Cloud Antivirus Free and Pro editions is VIP support, behavioral analysis - this is not the same as behavioral blocking, which is available in both - and automatic USB device vaccination.

Source : Softpedia

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