Panda Cloud Antivirus in Beta2

If  you are currently running the Beta1 version (00.08.80.0000) of Panda Cloud Antivirus on your PC you are most likely being alerted that it is set to expire.  You will be required to uninstall the Beta1 version prior to installing Beta 2 (Version 00.08.82.0000).  If during the uninstall process (especially on Windows XP) the uninstaller may not complete. In my case, I went into the Windows Task Manager, under “Processes”, and terminated the process “PSANHost.exe”.  Once that process was terminated I was able to complete the uninstall process on my Windows XP machine.  I encountered no issues on my Windows Vista boxes.

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Panda Antivirus is the latest in “set and forget” antivirus programs that relies on synchronization processes that are driven across the internet to your PC. I have been using this software on my PC’s and have been quite pleased. It is a lightweight antivirus package in that degradation to  your system’s performance is minimal compared to other antivirus packages.

Reflected are some of the fixes and enhancements in Beta2:

New – “Undo” Option for Recycle Bin

New – Synchronous Real-Time Cloud-Scan

New – Latency & Response Control of the Cloud-Scanner

Fixed – Slow Scans

Fixed – Recycle Bin Unblock Functionality

Keep in mind, that with any “Beta” level software, expect issues; such as the uninstall issue I experienced.  If interested in reading more about (and even trying) Panda Cloud Antivirus, click [ HERE ].  Past articles of interest about Panda Cloud Antivirus can be found here:

Panda Cloud Antivirus – Is it netbook ready?

Panda Cloud Antivirus – Free Cloud Protection
(courtesy of Bill Mullins’ Weblog – Tech Thoughts)

As an added note, if you opt to remove any antivirus software from your computer, to install another, always check with the software maker to determine the uninstall process.  To assist you with this process I encourage you to follow the links below:

AppRemover… Antivirus and Antispyware Uninstaller!

Uninstalling and Installing Antivirus Software

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  1. Thanks for the article, I just downloaded this and removed my Moon Secure Antivirus to give this a try. Immediately it found a trojan on my netbook. I am impressed with it. It said it secured the file. So far I like it and will keep it running. Thanks again for the info. And we love the site too!!!

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    1. Cappydawg,

      Keep in mind this is in “beta”… I’ve been running it with no issues. One thing it may do and it did on mine (in beta) is that when you first install it, Panda will do a scan on your system in the background that may slightly slow your PC down. After that you should notice some difference in your PC’s performance (or at least I did)… Thanks for commenting!

      Rick

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  2. TechPaul,

    I’m currently running this on all of my PC’s… Have been for quite awhile and have not experienced any problems (other than the uninstall issued).

    Thanks for dropping by…

    Rick

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