• This recognition showcases the solution’s excellent on-demand malware detection ratios and low number of false positives

Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, today announced that Panda Cloud Antivirus, the world’s fastest growing cloud-based antivirus, has achieved the Advanced+ rating in the latest “On-demand Detection of Malicious Software” test from the independent review lab AV-Comparatives.org.

The test compared Panda Cloud Antivirus to 19 other antivirus programs. Panda Cloud Antivirus successfully detected 98.6 percent 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/detection-test

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-achieves-advanced-rating-in-its-first-participation-in-av-comparatives-tests/. 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-ranks-as-best-performing-free-antivirus-in-recent-av-test-evaluation/

Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition 1.5.2, launched last February, 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

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