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Panda Cloud Antivirus Outperforms Avast, AVG, Microsoft, Trend and Others in AV-Comparatives Test

- Panda Security’s free consumer antivirus solution achieves highest Advanced+ rating from independent testing lab

April 24, 2012 - PRLog -- Bracknell, April 24th, 2012:

Panda Cloud Antivirus the Free antivirus product from Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, has achieved the Advanced+ rating in the latest “On-demand Detection of Malicious Software” test from the independent review lab AV-Comparatives.org.

An image of the seal is available at: http://press.pandasecurity.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/logo_od_ADV+_mar2012.jpg

The test compared Panda Cloud Antivirus to 19 other antivirus programs. Panda Cloud Antivirus successfully detected 98.6% of the more than 300,000 samples used by AV-Comparatives.org, performing better than free solutions from Avast, AVG and Microsoft and paid programs from Eset or Trend Micro, and reinforcing the product’s powerful protection capabilities.

The AV-Comparatives.org tests also examined false positives, which the lab recommends people consider when evaluating products as they can sometimes cause as much trouble as real infections. Panda detected all but ten clean files as malware, whereas other antivirus solutions reported 54 false positives on average. The full report is available at http://www.av-comparatives.org/en/comparativesreviews/det...

This is the second Advanced+ certification awarded by AV-Comparatives to Panda Cloud Antivirus in its ‘On-demand Detection of Malicious Software’ tests. More information on the first certification is available at: http://press.pandasecurity.com/news/panda-cloud-antivirus....

This recognition follows the excellent results obtained by Panda Cloud Antivirus in a recent evaluation conducted by the AV-Test.org test lab: http://press.pandasecurity.com/news/panda-cloud-antivirus...

Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition 1.5.2, launched in February 2012, includes performance improvements as well as new features suggested by Panda Security’s user community. Since Cloud Antivirus’ initial release in 2009 as the first free “in the cloud” security service for home users, millions around the world have benefitted from its award-winning free antivirus protection and incredibly lightweight footprint. The latter is a major benefit of Collective Intelligence, Panda’s proprietary technology for automatically collecting and processing millions of malware samples in the cloud instead of locally on the user’s PC.

For more information about Panda Cloud Antivirus or to download the product, please visit: http://www.cloudantivirus.com

The entire Panda Security range has award-winning credentials - including: PC Advisor Best Buy, PC Pro Recommended, AV-Test Certified and many more, see our recent awards here - http://www.pandasecurity.com/uk/emailhtml/awards/awards.htm

About Panda Security
Founded in 1990, Panda Security is the world’s leading provider of cloud-based security solutions, with products available in more than 23 languages and millions of users located in 195 countries around the World. Panda Security was the first IT security company to harness the power of cloud computing with its Collective Intelligence technology. This innovative security model can automatically analyze and classify thousands of new malware samples every day, guaranteeing corporate customers and home users the most effective protection against Internet threats with minimum impact on system performance. Panda Security has 61 offices throughout the globe with US headquarters in Florida and European headquarters in Spain.
Panda Security collaborates with Special Olympics, WWF and Invest for Children as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility policy.
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