We are happy to announce that AV-Test.org recently released their independent testing results of their latest January/February 2012 test runs. These tests put antivirus and security products through a thorough real-world testing scenario which is broken down in three big areas: Protection, Repair and Usability.
The results couldn’t be much better for Panda Cloud Antivirus 1.5.1 as we outscored all other free antivirus products tested (and many of the paid and full suites!). Thanks to all our users who are providing feedback in our Support Forum to help us make The Best Free Antivirus!
One question: Why did they test outdate AVs?
Avast is in their 7.x series, and there is a v4.x MSE beta.
Well, I still like Panda Cloud AV. I’m just saying that it’s a bit weird they don’t test every free product.
Which report are we supposed to read? I don’t see it anywhere…?
the report I am looking at is only for XP. ??
It’s the first report in the page, labeled “Jan/Feb 2012”. They alternative tests between Windows 7 and Windows XP and the Jan/Feb was Windows XP. Of course you have the other older tests also available in the same page.
@Shiki I believe they don’t test beta. Re: Avast 7 I think it came out “during” the tests, so I’m sure it will be included in the next test.
your graph is misleading… why do you claim PCAV is the best free? there are other free antivirus products which scored higher than PCAV (14.5). you just picked up the ones which scored less than PCAV. for example Norton scored 15,Kaspesky 16.5 Bitdefender scored 17, etc..!
@thom Norton, Kaspersky and BitDefender are not free, they are paid security suites. They might have 30-day trial versions or similar, but they are not 100% free forever.
Good job Panda!
I’ve been instaling and maintaining computers for more than 10 years … and Panda Cloud Antivirus is the best I ever had. What a great innovation. Keep it up guys!