Described as “the first cloud-based antivirus solution”, Panda Cloud Antivirus Beta 1.9.1 is an effective antivirus tool which takes the burden off your PC. The new version 1.9.1 includes a complete firewall with application and system rules, wherein the settings are available from a new tab off the main GUI. Processes are automatically assigned with inbound and outbound communication privileges by the community-based firewall, depending on its risk assessment and also the direction of the communication which is being initiated. In case the process is considered to be risky, the user is supposed to respond to a prompt that asks if the communication is to be allowed or blocked. The good ol’ lightweight malware detection feature is still there which is known to be effective at finding and eliminating threats to your computer’s health.
- Features an interface which has huge, easy to locate buttons for on-demand analysis, statistics, quarantine and trash and also security status.
- Application rules – the programs to be accessed by the network or the Internet is specified by the users.
- System rules - the same screen includes the system rules as application rules, enabling prioritization between the two sets of rules.
- New firewall platform for Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.
- Provides protection against network attacks, thanks to Intrusion Detection System.
- Zonal adaptation ability to firewall behaviour.
- Registration of the firewall component in the Windows Security Center.
- Permissions can be automatically managed – network connection programs can be established, based on the risk rating assigned by Collective Intelligence.
- Local statements/warnings of connection attempts, and ability to create rules and set permissions from warning messages.
- Advanced configuration options for eliminations of files and potentially unwanted programs and others by extension.
- Scanned files and last virus detected are displayed by activity monitor.
- Operating Systems: Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP.
Panda Cloud Antivirus 1.9.1 Review