Today we are releasing a new version of Panda Cloud Antivirus, version 1.0.1. This version is basically a cumulative-fix release which incorporates Hotfix-1, Hotfix-2 and some small additional improvements.
The most notable improvement is that we have gotten rid of the initial account registration which used to be mandatory for first-time installs. Panda Cloud Antivirus will not ask for account during install anymore. Only if you want to participate in the Cloud Antivirus Support Forums will you need to create an account.
I have Cloud Antivirus 1.0 already installed. Do I need to download & install this version?
Not really. This new version incorporates hotfixes which you probably already have installed anyway. To check if you have them installed, simply browse to “C:Documents and SettingsAll Users” (XP) and you should see a subdirectory called “HF_PCA_somenumber”.
I have the hotfixes installed but I still have some problems with Panda Cloud Antivirus. Should I install this version?
Yes you might want to give it a try. Below you can find some more detail of what this version fixes which is not included in the existing hotfixes. In order to install this version on top of the one you already have, first uninstall your current version, then reboot and finally download & install the new version from http://acs.pandasoftware.com/cloud/CloudAntivirus.exe.
What’s the changelog of this version 1.0.1?
- Preactivated version does not require account creation during install
- Fix for certain conditions of stuck quick & full scan
- Improved cloud-heuristic detection for unknown malware – From HF_2
- Improved prevalence algorithms for priorization of new malware – From HF_2
- Fix of problems scanning certain files in system directories – From HF_1
- Fix for loss of connectivity after malware disinfection involving LSP – From HF_1
- Improved cloud-heuristic detection – From HF_1
Cool. More language translations? Possible?
Very nice, i have to try this
“…browse to â€œC:Documents and SettingsAll Usersâ€ (XP) and you should see a subdirectory called â€œHF_PCA_somenumberâ€.”
I have Windows XP and cannot find this subdirectory. I even did a search for ‘HF_PCA’ but came up with nothing. ???
Great! We’re expecting for the 1.1 version, with auto-upgrades!!!
PD: Copyright 2009? 🙂
Ouch! Error when uninstalling the 1.0 version, but it seems not to be serious:
Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library
Program: C:Archivos de…
– pure virtual function call
After the error the installer said all was okay and now I need to reboot the computer. 🙂
yes, auto upgrade pls.
Yesssssssss we need auto upgrade !! with the behave shield of course..
@Levi Then you should download & install this new version. Simply make sure to uninstall and reboot what you have installed before installing the new one.
auto updates and a behave sheild would be great for 1.1
I have a problem with this new version, the maintenance center don’t see the antivirus, it ask me for download an antivirus software. (I haven’t this problem with the old version).
How can I solve it ? Thanks you
Is this program will be forever free?
Can I treat Panda cloud antivirus as a replacement for the paid version ie.Panda antivirus pro 2009 that I have at the moment?
Great, Thanks for the new PCA.
New little issue with PCA 1.0.1,
Windows7 prof.32bit(German) Security Center don’t find PCA.
Hi! I really enjoy read your articles.
Same problem with the English version in Windows 7. Warning from security centre that no anti virus installed.
When I open a file, will PCA scan it first?
When I open a dangerous website, will PCA automaticly block it?
When I download a file from internet, will PCA automaticly scan it?
Sorry if i can’t speak english well..
yes you can !@Hoot
I had the same issue on my windows 7 64 bit i unintalled and reinstalled works fine.@Kev
Thanks Bill Digiglio
After uninstall and reinstall, it works.
Reinstall worked for me too – Thanks
Works fine on my Windows 7 Home (64bit – dutch)
And yes ;-o auto-upgrades please
We are having something of a debate about this product at my work. Some of my co-workers are saying it is not free for use by schools anymore, others say it still is. Any way to clear this up?
Nice Antivirus. Very good deteccion.
Good Antivirus, Cool deteccion update now!! thanks
@Kev and Mark If you guys need any help join the panda cloud forum you can reach me(intrepid44) there or other knowledgeable people to help you.
i have an existing paid AV! will panda cloud work even if i don’t uninstall
No you can not use 2 antivirus programs at the same time. You have to uninstall your paid 1 to use panda cloud if you like.
@Kevin Smith It is free for home users as well as public and non-profit schools only.
Will this Cloud Antivirus work with Norton’s Internet Security 2010 running? Hope so as I am unsure about a Free version of any anitvirus having the full protection security of a paid version of antivirus/internet security package. There has not been a free version yet that works as well as paid versions from all reviews I have ever read. Thank you for your assistance with this question.
No you can not have 2 antiviruses running at 1 time, Panda will not install until you remove norton. I find Panda cloud works just as good as any paid for antivirus out there.
No where near as good as Sophos! Clound Anit-Virus? I don’t think so it just updates from a central repository, just like Microsoft Security Essentials and Virgin PC Guard which are also free and have better detection rates!
Oh and NEVER install two Anti-Virus solutions together!
I am having problems downloading the antivirus program.
I get the message “you can now start using the antivrus program; the icon appears on the desktop, but when I click on it the panda Security program runs and gives me an option to either uninstall or repair.
When I do the repair, it still does not ,oad properly.
Can you help!
can’t detect ds virus….W32/Sality.AA but avira detect. i usd both.
but avira slove ds problem…….if ds possible panda slove ds problem?
Panda cloud antivirus should detect this trojen , you shouldnt be using 2 antiviruses at the same time.
Have you tried to uninstall panda and reinstall it again to see if that fixes your problem?
How to do the update of panda Cloud?
I need to update my panda antivirus
@TCHOFFO ARNOT @kofi bagah- there is no definations updates like in a signature based antivirus. You are protected by the cloud instantly.
If you are speaking of the new 1.00.01 all I have done was uninstall oanda and install it again.
when will there be a newer ver?
My friend tried to install panda cloud 1.0.1 but during uninstallation of 1.0 there was some problem and now hes not able to remove the old version files as they are showing him access denied and neither can he install the new version
@lamqsb New version is scheduled around the end of first quarter beginning of second quarter 2010.
Just uninstall Panda from add/remove and go and reinstall panda from the website
I recommend everyone to join the forum and have your problems answered there. http://www.cloudantivirus.com/forum/index.jspa
I thinking to install Threatfire4.7 to run both with Panda.Is this a good idea ?
Threatfire works fine with panda cloud i used it for awhile.
its very nice i experianced a lot
is this antivirus will be forever free?
nice..i like it
I Like Auto upgrades
HAPPY BIRTHDAY PANDA AV
Help, I have a virus that will not even let me download the Cloud AntiVirus? Am I completely screwed?
Happy Birthday! I suggest it would be better if there is Traditional Chinese version available as well for this software since Simplified Chinese version may not be applicable to most of the Asian Countries.
hi Monica, no your not if you can download malwarebytes @ http://www.malwarebytes.org and run a full scan. If you can not you will have to go to a known clean computer and download it to a disc or usb and run it on your computer from there. You can also try a rescue cd from panda and boot with that.
i am interested
how to update panda antivirus?
Nice very nice I like this antivirus
unexpected error.Error code 11
this message appears to me and I can not uninstall the program or to install another version of the panda to be fine I am with Vista ultimate
i am interested
It’s a good thing to have such a anti-virus on my machine.
It detects most of the threats. I am really happy about it.
I am sure, this will be a big hit. I have told about this anti virus to all of my friends & colleagues. Anyhow, woodwork, keep it up.
Hope this will be a real evolution of anti virus software!!!
Dileep | Glo Multimedia
nice to work with it
Very nice ..I like it..
As Pedro Bustamante said before Yes, Panda Cloud AV will be free but “forever” sounds dumb you know, anything may happen in future 😀 😉
I have read a lot of comments about this software running along side other AV software and am trying to find out if it will work with McAfee, which has quite some time before it’s renewal is due although i am considering removing it due to the piece of crap resource thief that it is, mainly when it updates and scans, I have done so many reboots on this system because of viruses getting in and trojans destroying it to the point of nothing working and McAfee has just sat there and done sweet F.A apart from flag some good software, which i have been using for a few years now with no issues, as a trojan, it seems that all i have paid for is a shredder, Tech Support is a waste of time and i wish i was taller, my idea is to disable M’s Real Time Scan as i have with the scheduled scans and have this AV software backing up McAfee and doing that side of things in the hope that will resolve the problem, this will still leave one issue though, how are these viruses getting in when i have got the firewall set to top level stealth mode also if i do try and remove McAfee how can i be sure there are no traces left behind…
I tried to install Panda on my win 7 X64 machine,but it says it can’t happen because it’s in “compatibility mode” what’s that & what can I do? Thanks!!!
its nice..it is better than avast,avg..i recomds it for all free anti virus users
Using “Free Download Manager,” it is claimed that three people have reported this software as malicious.
When I clicked to read those remarks, I found none.
I wanted to mention it so that you could follow up with them and perhaps with me.
Panda’s eat bamboo. So they keep healthy. My Panda Cloud Antivirus has been healthy and if feed and kept active it will stay healthy! Happy user! Bye!
Happy Birth Day and Long Life Panda !!
give me please update manually like avira free, avg, symantec…give me a database up to date..
I have tried sevearal times 2 download Panda Cloud but am unsuccessful each time, I have removed all other anti-virus programs from my PC so why won’t Panda Cloud download for me, I had it on an older PC I had but cannot get it to download on2 my new PC ??
@Jaka Yan Suryana there’s no need to update manually. Panda Cloud Antivirus is always up-to-date as it connects in real-time to our cloud-scanning servers.
@David F. Pottert Where are you downloading from? Is the problem in the “download” or with “installing”?
I love this program to protect against viruses. No need to do a lot of settings. A good interface and all is clear.
I am interested in one question. If I temporarily disconnected from the internet then my computer will be unprotected? I will be able to infect your system from a connected USB drive at this time?
I like this antivirus. I’ve been using it for about 2 months now without any problems. I’ve used AVG Free before and hated it. Although I can’t say this works 100% as well as the paid software I used to use (Trend Micro PC-cillin) it doesn’t use nearly the resources or memory that the other program used and I’m quite happy with it for the moment. I will admit I am careful where I go online and what I click and I’ve never had much to worry about then or now. I tried the Microsoft security and it worked but it was just about as resource heavy as the Trend Micro.
quite killer i like it
my panda antivirus is not working pls.send me the working panda antivirus
Is it true that I can use Panda cloud AV as well as other installed AV software and be doubly protected or will this slow my puter down considerably. I’m using Avira at the moment.
my panda antivirus is not working pls.send me the working panda antivirus
I am already using Panda AV with my WinXP PCs. I need a Win2k version is that available? or is there any plans for a win2k version.
really great tool. feels better than AVG and AVIRA. atleast use veryless memory and no advts popups. great choice. just wonder how will update latest defenistions? any idea? or it will automatically update from server? because i have not seen any option for update ?
Very it is sorry that there is not Russian in an antivirus, and to us Russian he is very liked
after having tried and tired of allmost all possible antivirus and internet secutity suite i happened to notice this god sent panda. with a little hesitation and somesort of pessimistic thinking i installed this program. i had my own doubts how this program can survive the attack of malicious software without any updates but believe me this is turned out to be the magic wand software. gr8 job done and i wish you many more milestones to pass and cross effortlessly on the birthday event. but my doubt is still there. Is is it really safe online for the netbanking transactions. Can someone answer me. thanks
i liked this antivirus
Happy B’Day 2 u. I m using panda cloud AV from around six months. Its really very nice, and i m secured from every threats. I m really impressed, because i have tried a lot of AV softwares such as Norton, AVG, Mcafee etc..
I suggest panda AV 2 every friends of mine and all of them are started using too.
Thank u so much Pandaa…
Keep Going 🙂
Hi Martha try this link.
I am running a five year old IBM desktop. 2.8GHz with 1 GB of RAM. My internet provider (Comcast) gives us security protection for “free”. I had McAfee and it would slow my PC a bit during updates. They switched us to Norton and it killed my PC; slow and freezing if I clicked too fast. Can anyone recommend a good security package or combination of products that will protect me without turning my PC into molasses? Right now I am running without an antivirus and my PC is flying!
very nice btfl ……..i like it
it is very simple but more powerful
i have used antivir for 1yr. and it has shown its toughness,.i hope this panda cloud convince me that this software is the best free A.V.
its a great antivirus stable,fast
question. my wife gets her company email via company MS exchange server and they are running a competing cloud AV program. Recently her email company was hijacked and she is now getting upwards of 100 spam emails a day. When she contacted her IT department they advised her that they do NOT have a solution. Can she install Panda on her laptop to run in conjunction with the other AV program and will it help stop the email spam from the server?