Published by Carlos Santa Coloma, May 2011

It’s been two years (April 29th) since we launched the first beta version of Panda Cloud Antivirus.

To celebrate it, the very same day we released a new beta version, Panda Cloud Antivirus Beta 1.9.

This version includes some new features, like the Process Monitor functionality and traffic history reporting, and a new graphical installer.

Here you have some other new features:

  • Ability to block a process by sending it to Recycle Bin.
  • Blocked processes can be restored from the Recycle Bin.
  • Ability to disable/enable BackgroundScan after signature cache synchronization.
  • Ability to exclude file extensions from the on-access scanner.
  • Exclusion of Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUP) detections.
  • New Toolbar without ID Protect & Shopping and with Toolbar Cleaner.

This beta version will be the root of a cloud-based firewall functionality in a future Panda Cloud Antivirus 2.0 version. In this beta the networking interception is applied to both HTTP and POP3 traffic. Even though the program incorporates a Process Monitor which keeps track of HTTP web traffic requests on a per process basis and allows for per-process blocking, no traditional firewall functionality is provided in the beta, only interception.

In order to promote thorough testing of this version, we are giving away 10 $100 gift certificates to the most active beta testers who report bugs in the Panda Cloud Antivirus Beta Support Forum. The winners of the gift certificates will be selected at the close of the promotion by the Support Forum Moderators amongst the users with the most amount of new (unknown at the time of posting) bug reports. Note that the beta may still be ongoing after the promotion ends on August 1st, 2011. In addition there will be PRO license codes given away to other active beta testers as well.

For more information about this beta version, how to test it, issues reporting, etc., visit the Beta Zone of Panda Cloud Antivirus Support Forum.

The community of users of Panda Cloud Antivirus, and the Trusted and Official Moderators of the forum, are waiting for your comments and suggestions; and ready to deal with your issues testing the beta.


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Carlos Santa Coloma introduces himself  “I joined Panda Security in June 2009, as Beta Services Supervisor. I am, also, Official Moderator in Panda Cloud Antivirus Support Forum (my nickname is carlosbeta) and Panda Security’s International Support Forum (my nickname is beta center), coordinating the Beta Zone of both forums. I very much enjoy testing the company’s new products and helping our testers. Their comments and suggestions help us a lot to build the products they would like to have. See you in the forums!!!”