We are happy to announce that we just released Panda Cloud Antivirus version 1.3. This new version of Panda Cloud Antivirus has been made possible thanks to our large community of users and specially to our Support Forum Trusted Mods who have helped a lot of users and gathered enough feedback to incorporate major improvements as well as many different bug fixes. All new features have been included in both the Free and Pro Edition.
If you have Panda Cloud Antivirus 1.1.0, 1.1.1 or 1.1.2, you will get the upgrade automatically and transparently over the course of the next few days (see below for details). If you don’t have Panda Cloud Antivirus installed yet you can download it from www.cloudantivirus.com.
The main new features and fixes included in Panda Cloud Antivirus 1.3 are the following:
- Malicious Web & URL Filtering. This feature blocks websites that push malware, exploits and drive-by downloads. It is available both in Free and in Pro Editions and is installed by the toolbar. Unlike similar solutions, this web filtering works at a low level so it works under all browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome, Safari, etc. For those of you that didn’t install the toolbar but would like to install the Web & URL Filtering, you can download it from here and install it manually.
- Unified Recycle Bin and Quarantine. Previously the Recycle Bin handled suspicious detections and the Quarantine handled deleted malware detections. This has been unified into a new Recycle Bin for ease of management. This is included in both Free and Pro Editions.
- Automatic and transparent upgrades to new product versions, previously only available in the Pro Edition, this is now available in the Free Edition as well. All users of Free Editions versions 1.1.0, 1.1.1 and 1.1.2 will automatically and transparently upgrade to the new 1.3. See notes below for the upgrade schedule.
- No more nagging advertising. After listening to many of you we have decided to turn off the nagging advertising popups prompting to upgrade to Pro Edition. If you want to support Panda Cloud Antivirus and wish to get the Pro Edition, you can do so from here, but we won’t bug you anymore from the popups.
- Hot updating of behavioural blocking rules. In order to increase protection on the fly against new vulnerabilities and attacks and to fix false positives, hot updating of behavioural blocking rules allows faster response time in both the Free and Pro Editions.
- Immediate notifications of virus detections. Previously if Panda Cloud Antivirus encountered multiple viruses, it would delay its traybar notification and show them grouped. This behaviour has been changed so that the notifications are shown immediately.
- Suspicious detection counter. Under the statistics window there’s some new counters for the different types of heuristics and behavioural detections.
- New versioning format. Unified versioning format in GUI and other parts of the program.
- Many bugfixes as reported by users in our support forum:
– Fixed issue with Windows 7 Start menu slow-down.
– Fixed Panda traybar icon disappearing.
– Fixed “you are not connected to the Internet” message when there is connection.
– Fixed issue when Free Edition users can activate behavioural analysis.
– Fixed slow-down and conflicts while playing Allods Online and AION.
– Fixed cloud-response time configuration which defaults to 30 seconds.
– Fixed constant accesses to the floppy disk drive.
– Fixed BSOD issue after install.
– Fixed bug while exporting an empty report to TXT/CSV.
– Fixed Conficker detection.
– Fixed BSOD while compressing malicious PDFs.
– Fixed translation errors.
In case you still have some questions about Panda Cloud Antivirus 1.3, here are some frequently asked questions. If you don’t find an answer to your question please contact us at the support forum.
When will my Panda Cloud Antivirus upgrade itself?
The automatic and transparent upgrade to the new Panda Cloud Antivirus version 1.3 will happen progressively over the next week or two. Initially users of version 1.1.0 will be upgraded automatically and some days later users of 1.1.2. Finally users of version 1.1.1 will be upgraded automatically.
What if I don’t want to wait for the automatic upgrade?
Simply go to www.cloudantivirus.com, download the new 1.3 version and install it on top of you current one. As you run the installer, it will prompt you to unsintall your current version and, after a reboot, will install the new one. If you have any problems please contact us at the tech support forum.
My Panda Cloud Antivirus has been upgraded but I cannot see the Web & URL Filtering Toolbar
The Web & URL Filtering component is installed by the toolbar. If you don’t already have the toolbar installed (or you uninstalled it) then the automatic upgrade will not install the new toolbar (the automatic ugprade keeps the same config as you currently have). If that is the case, you can manually download and install the new Web & URL Filtering Toolbar from here.
I know I’ve installed the Web & URL Filtering Toolbar but want to “see” it in action
There is nothing visible in the toolbar like a button to “see” the Web & URL Filter. Simply make sure there is a process running on your computer called panda2_0dn.exe and you’re good to go. If you don’t see the panda2_0dn.exe process running, install the Panda Security Toolbar manually from here. You can test that the filter is working by trying to visit http://www.cloudantivirus.com/testurlfilter
How do I disable the Web & URL Filtering?
– Go to Control Panel, Add/Remove Programs and uninstall “Panda Security Toolbar URL Filtering”.
– If you only want to disable the filtering for a short time, simply kill the “panda2_0dn.exe” process.
– For those of you wanting to visit malicious pages and/or to manage potential false positives, very soon we will add an exclusion button in the blocked pages so that you can bypass the Web & URL filter.
I have and older Panda Cloud Antivirus, version 1.0.x. What should I do?
You can do one of two things:
– Wait for an automatic upgrade. We are developing an automatic upgrade for users of 1.0. It should be released in a few weeks.
– Manually upgrade to the new version 1.3. Simply download the new version from www.cloudantivirus.com and run it. It will prompt you to uninstall the previous version and, after a reboot, install the new one. If you have any problems please contact us at the tech support forum.
So what’s the difference between Free and Pro now?
You can see the feature-to-feature comparison in the following table. As you can see we have added many new things to the Free Edition to make Panda Cloud Antivirus the best free antivirus available anywhere!
great blog post, great new version, thank you! 🙂
thx for the new version 😀
good job panda!
Will be reinstalling on friends and family’s machines due to the inclusion of transparent upgrades. Thanks PBust!
What is with this new pop up that “pops up” all the time asking me for money? If I wanted to upgrade to the pro version I’m smart enough to right click the icon on my task bar and choose the upgrade option. Do I have to be reminded 5 to 6 times a day that I can upgrade to a paid version?
@Fred open Panda Cloud Antivirus and then click on the upper-right corner ?icon and then “About…”. Which version are you running? The new version 1.3 doesnt have any popups. Even the previous version didnt have popups every day, only once a week or every two weeks.
Awesome! Thanks for the great efforts. Thanks Panda Team.
Good Morning ! Found out about the offer on Wilders…many thanks to Panda and Pedro,for their generosity. Sincerely…Securon
If I uninstall the toolbar, will I still be protected against malicious websites?
Idk, but, i cant download from this link http://pandasecurity.lin3sdev.com/toolbar/PandaSecurityToolbar.exe the toolbar this page comes: http://pandasecurity.lin3sdev.com/errors/error_404.htm lol. I’m from Germany; Pro Version… the toolbar hadn’t been installed >.<
well…. this does not block http://zzhxylhmvoinlas.blogspot.com
Thanks for this new version. I am using LUA for daily use. Will the transparent upgrade to new builds (whenever available) possible when running under LUA or do I need to type administrator account password to get updated?. Please someone clarify.
I run it along with AVG IS 2011… Everything is OK,thanks!
i have the tool bar installed and i use firefox i went on malware domainlist and tried to run like 30 urls and the new web blocker picked up nothing….
@ryan not everything listed on mdl is necesarily malware. Make sure you give it some time up update its signatures right after install also.
Ok i found out why the urls were not getting blocked. I was useing sandboxie on malwaredomainlist. Please mods bring it up to the staff that safe search does not work in sandboxie. http://www.sandboxie.com/
@ryan Thanks for the info!!
A little Question: How can i disable this (for example) http://urlseek60.vmn.net/search.php?tbn=panda2_0dn&type=dns&v=10057&q=bluuub.com on Chrome? There are no options o.o
@kurtextrem That’s basically a “page does not exist”. You cannot change it if you want to keep the URL filter.
:S i liked the normal page does not exist page from google
can you post link to offline installer? thank you
Hey I’m using Windows XP SP3. I tried installing the Web Filtering Toolbar with the new Panda and I keep getting an error saying “Panda Cloud Anti-Phishing has encountered a problem and needs to close.”
If an Antivirus developer or technician could contact me that would be great… because i’d like to take advantage of these newer features and can’t if they don’t work.
This link is always the latest version. http://acs.pandasoftware.com/cloud/CloudAntivirus.exe
Wish I hadn’t bothered paying for the pro version just to get rid of the ads. I feel a bit ripped off that after only a month the free version is pretty much as good as the pro. I can see why most would be happy though.
Is it possible to keep the Panda Security Toolbar URL Filtering and uninstall the Toolbar and Identity Protect ?
Also, on two machines (XP & Vista) I’m getting “Panda Security Antiphishing has stopped working” as soon as I install PandaSecurityToolbar.exe, so no panda2_0dn.exe process running for me.
hi! ive installed the new version 1.3 and after that restarted my laptop for the changes to take effect but now the windows 7 ultimate action center doesnt recognised an antivirus on the system anymore, the flag icon is marked x. need advice
is there some compatibility issue going on with the new version and windows 7?
just installed ver 1.3 on my laptop and restarted it for the changes to take effect but now the windows 7 ultimate action center doesnt rcognized the antivirus. it says no antivirus is installed. is there some compatibility issue with win 7 for the new ver? need advice
Now the tool bar is failing to install after i uninstalled it and tried to install again. Note: The old one was completely uninstalled and i even used ccleaner to delete it’s registries so it’s not a problem on my end that’s for sure.
and url web filter.
@ryan did u restart the computer after un-installation and did you close all the browsers during un-installation
ok friends, if you want this antivirus to be pro version for free! today (try tomorow, but they said for two days it will be rewareded, and today is the day when is out) only!
follow this link, then you will see on the page, follow their link, go to page, give them your name and email adress, no credit card needed, you will recive activation code for panda cloud pro version!
licence is for one year!
i think that is more than enough!
take care my friends, i hope that i helped you all who catch this comment today!
please tell me this version have mail scanner or not?
no this version doen’t have email scanner
This version runs very light in my system. Thank you very much Panda for this high quality free product.
Love the format, it would be perfect for the appliances that contain Microsoft Windows CE 6.0…please enable it for this!
No link for free Pro
It’s always great to see new protection introduced to help the consumer.
Can you direct me to your site which has directions on reporting false-positives?
According to our mutual users when folks try to download the WinPatrol setup program, they’re getting a blank screen with no explanation. Other users report the WinPatrol application is being neutralized.
I understand false positives happen all the time but I would like to help resolve this as quickly as possible. Last month a similar experience with McAfee showed that they weren’t a team player. I’ve always had respect for Panda and would like to keep it that way.
Just let me know your procedure and I’ll do my part to help.
@Bill Pytlovany thanks for dropping by Bill. We are already looking into it and will be solved shortly. For future reference you can use firstname.lastname@example.org to send binaries or VT reports.
Great update 😀
Thank You!! and Thank You for removing that nag popup 😉
What a Wonderful AV!!!!!!!!!!! B)
Is there any existing panda cloud antivirus solution for linux users?
Is there offline installer of Panda cloud antivirus pro? If yes plz provide the link
I give up !!!!!
Panda Pro is great but so is my Mozilla Thunderbird
They simply don’t work well together and having spent endless hours in the last week I am afraid to say Thunderbird is more important to me then Panda Cloud
Panda Cloud AV v1.3.0 offline installer(Free/Pro):
Wow…wow .wow look what we have now.
– Automatic and transparent upgrades to new product versions
– No more nagging advertising
– Web & URL Filtering
Now Panda Cloud Antivirus the best free antivirus available anywhere in the world!
Good job Panda!!!
:Will always help Panda by reporting false positives to the above email address. And support Panda to reduces False alarms
thanks; you rock.
Please make Panda Cloud Antivirus Pro accessible via Google’s Chrome. Chrome’s speed has so spoiled some of us, we can’t go back to those slow and bumbling other browsers…
Dante, if you’re using Firefox, you can disable both Toolbar and Identity Protect in “Tools > Extensions”, the Web&URL Filtering will still work (if Panda2_0dn.exe is running). Works great for me.
Perfect, perfect !!! Thanks for the all new features!
Thanks for the Best Security Company in world
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this page needs to be updated!
So far since using versiuon 1.3 I’ve had no problems though, I’m a newcomer to this product but, so far it has worked quite well..
Perfect! You are definitely the best freeware antivirus, and i will certainly upgrade to the pro version shortly!Thanks again for the features!
The Panda cloud update notice for version 1.3 WON”T GO AWAY!1 Keeps poping up from my bottom command bar..please help make it go away..:-(((
Thumbs up for the free A V.very thankful for all the help i can get.
I am happy to have Panda Antivirus
mi sono trovato malissimo con Panda, perchè ho dovuto risettare il computer, pur avendo il codice, mi dice che più di una volta non si può istallarlo
I use IE and Mozilla. I could not access the send “new email” on yahoo IE, I then switched to Mozilla and all was OK, could this be a co-incidence of the Panda update running at same time I was trying to access?
Panda Rocks! MY PC has been STD free for over a year now. Panda doesn’t really tell you what it intercepted and what happened to the offender it caught but it has done every bit as good as CA’s deluxe suite for a fraction of the cost. Oh wait, it was free. I’ve only run Panda and performed the standard Windows security updates on schedule since buying a new PC over a year ago. The PC runs like the day I bought it, after removing most of the bundled junk. I’m sticking with Panda.
panda2_0dn.exe was just quarantined by Norton 360, and classed as “high risk”
By the same token, I just looked at my Panda log of identified risks, and it hasn’t caught anything since 9/25, altough Norton has (and not just cookies 😉
Guess I’ll try reinstalling.
thanx for the fixing of the win7 start menu fixing, what was ennoying, and for all other stuff. thanx for having good programms free on the internet.
people mind you; panda cloud is not a real antivirus product; it’s just a software that checks the files against an online database …
I still prefer to use the regular panda antivirus solutions; those have real detection technology and go a lot further then this cloud version…
panda cloud is only a product to market the name Panda…
Love me some Panda Cloud!
Easy, lightweight, and the best part: Free!
Keep up the good work!
Hello, I have Cloud AV 1.01. So I should have been upgraded automatically, no? I am on Vista, generally with a simple user account (as security rules advise!). I’ll do it manually but just curious… Does this automatic upgrade only occur when we are using the admin account?
I CANNOT stand this. Ever since I updated Panda, this constantly comes up! It’s extremely frustrating and all I want is to get rid of it and return to the normal ‘page does not exist’! Please advise, Thank you!
It seems like EVERY single Wikipedia link no longer works and all I get is the stupid urlseek60.vmn.net errors!
My immediate inclination is to uninstall and never use Panda AntiVirus again, despite enjoying it for a long time.
Bara det bästa är gott nog, och där slår Panda på knockout på de andra – har provat de flesta men detta är bara BÄST, då det heller inte kräver “datorkraft” som de flesta andara gör. Bara toppen, o hoppas på en fortsatt utveckling av programmet i samma riktning.
Yes, same here… I get lots of error message that links to
With sponsored links…
So how about this “urlseek60.vmn.net” Deucalion; did you get a response?
I took out the Panda toolbar and the damn thing seems to have gone.
I really love the malicious web & URL filtering, but it would be better if it also would have a option to see how ‘good’ web pages are when googling!
(sorry for my bad english:))
Hey! Which one do you think is the best? normal panda antivirus or panda cloud antivirus?
Panda cloud antivirus IS a true antivirus.Michael Bogaerts you think that Pand cloud antivirus is not a true antivirus because it needs an internet connection in order to function.If Panda cloud antivirus was not an true antivirus then it would be an online scanner!
Please,please,PLEASE panda security make a version of panda cloud antivirus compatible with linux!
@Césarno there is not an panda cloud antivirus solution for linux users
@Mark Cohen Norton 360 classifies panda2_0dn.exe as high risk! That is definitely a false positive.
absolutely the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This software would be great if the pro version would be free didn’t they say that panda cloud antivirus would always be free and full protection?
How do I get rid of this annoying popup box in the lower corner of my screen. It won’t click away.
This popup saying “panda cloud antiirus has updated automatically!” is driving me nuts. How can I get rid of it. It will not click away.
how to update panda anti virus????
is pand cloud run just with internet connection or also with offline????
how much definition of viruses that have been captured by panda cloud anti virus?????
BUt, i love u panda …,..
you`re the best ….
it is the best of all .it doesnot makes computer slow and it updates automatically
Thanks for this fantastic free antiviral solution. with the comunity’s help it will get better and better
I use Panda Cloud Free version.
I keep getting small pop up box telling me that upgrades are available.
Is this a scam.
They pop up seems to appear when I am on a financial type site, my bank etc.
@quintain This is normal as Panda Cloud Antivirus is trying to upgrade. You should choose to allow it to upgrade automatically. If you’re not sure, please take a screenshot and post it on the support forum (www.cloudantivirus.com/forum)
I love the Panda. I tried the Spycar tests and it caught everyone of the tests! Even stopped the “towtruck” so thank goodness it stopped all the other tests
Totally agree, Clamav with avast works great with thunderbird.
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