Couple years back I had tried a FREE antivirus software product called Panda Cloud Antivirus. At that time I was impressed that Panda used the cloud (the internet) to scan and analyze files (in real time); however, I felt it just was not there yet in terms of reliability.
Today, I am back giving Panda a try and must say that I am really impressed. Not only has the name changed from Panda Cloud Antivirus to Panda Free Antivirus; but, the new metro look and Panda’s ability to rank up there with the best of them (in real-world protection) is worth giving Panda a try.
The only negative that I can see at this point is during the installation. Make sure, during the install, that you opt out of making Yahoo your default search engine and opt out of making your homepage MyStart. Other than this annoyance, Panda FREE Antivirus is definitely on the right track to being a top contender.