Panda Free Antivirus is now available as a free download for Windows users. Apart from introducing scheduled scanning and Automatic USB Vaccine features and anti-exploit protection, the just released Panda Free Antivirus, earlier called Panda Cloud Antivirus, comes with the powerful XMT Smart Engineering Scan Engine.
The removal of the ‘cloud’ word has it’s very obvious reason, as mentioned by the company. When Panda was first released, it was the only antivirus solution in the market that used cloud technology to keep you secure but as the time passed, now a days most of the antivirus software are using their cloud engines for detecting virus and that is the reason company has decided to take the cloud word off the Title. Not just the name has changed, many features have been updated too, now you may see new features with some old ones.
Panda Free Antivirus for Windows
Evolution of Panda antivirus has led to the creation of their powerful and XMT Smart Engineering Scan, that, the company claims, is one of the best virus detection engines. XMT engine has been made available in all Panda consumer products from this update.
This free antivirus software also comes with an Anti-exploit tool.
USB Drive Vaccine is one of the features that have been added in this update. USB vaccine scans the removable drive and vaccinates it from harmful threads, the feature is very useful indeed. You can even activate automatic USB vaccination if you want that the removable drive to get automatically vaccinated when plugged in.
After this update you can even create scheduled scans so that your PC is automatically scanned in a definite interval, this feature has made it easier for its users to scan their computers automatically. You can add a Daily, Weekly or a Monthly scan, you can choose the timings and the scan areas. It is recommended to go for Daily Critical Areas scan and a Weekly Full Computer scan. You can even add exclusions and change some advanced settings. Another anti exploit technology has been added to keep your PC protected from spreading virus and known threads.
The update is a very useful one. From changing the name to changing the features, the update represents the evolution of Panda Antivirus. The UI is somewhat similar to that of previous versions, it resembles Windows 8 start screen. The UI is nice and easy to operate. The antivirus doesn’t require any configuration but just your email account as a part of registration, it starts protecting your PC from the instance you install it.
Click here to visit the Panda Free Antivirus home page. Unfortunately, if you click on the Download button on the Panda home page, it will take you to CNET. CNET then makes your download their installer! Click here to directly download the setup file from the Panda website.