Prevent viruses from harming your personal computer
Windows 8 / Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP
Panda Antivirus is an antivirus program designed to protect computers from harmful infections based on cloud computing. Cloud computing is the practice of using the Internet to store, manage and process data rather than keeping it saved on a personal computer or local server. This contributes to Panda Antivirus's small size, making it a minimalist and lightweight program. Because Panda Antivirus is only partially installed on the user's computer, it does not take up a lot of space. Core files are kept on a dedicated online server.
Due to the program's cloud-based nature, Panda Antivirus does not require manual updates, complicated configurations, or requirements for downloading new signature files. Users will not receive messages or update notices for Panda Antivirus, because these things are all done automatically. However, Panda Antivirus also cannot be scheduled to run automatic scans and is not capable of filtering web and email.
The two types of scans included with this program are the "Optimized Scan" and the "Other Scans", which can scan either all important areas or only select folders and files, respectively. Panda Antivirus also features a USB Vaccine tool, a useful addition that protects computers from potentially harmful files or viruses introduced to the system through portable USB devices.