Panda Cloud Cleaner
A cloud-based malware detector
As the name suggests, this is special antivirus software that is provided to users free of charge. The software has been used by people all around the world for more than twenty years and has an excellent reputation for performance and security.
Although users are asked to create an account to start using the software, it is possible to skip this step if desired. Users will be prompted to supply their email address from time to time, but there is no real need to do this.
This is one of the easiest and most intuitive ways to provide your computer with extra protection. Users simply need to install the software and it will run unobtrusively in the background to provide protection against viruses, spyware, hackers, rookits and online fraud.
Users who have a particular file or folder that they suspect may be infected need to right click in Windows Explorer and select the scan feature. Select the file or folder you wish to scan in the pop-up menu and the software will take care of the rest.
The firewall is in place to provide programmes with connection to the internet and this permission can be denied by configuring the firewall. The software comes with a special firewall section that allows for easy configuration, although it should be done with caution.
The software comes with an option to allow it to update itself each day. it is a good idea to select this option so that users never have to worry about manually updating their antivirus software and can be sure that they are fully protected at all times.
The software provides all the protection that users need from viruses and other malicious content and there is no need to run another type of antivirus programme. In fact, attempting to run two antivirus programmes at the same time can lead to conflict and should be avoided.
There is no need to be connected to the internet in order to receive protection from the software. The antivirus software works in the background even when users are disconnected from the web.
No files or personal information is sent to the Panda cloud at any time. Although files are regularly scanned to check for viruses and other threats, the information contained in those files is never shared or stored.
Although the antivirus software highlights and removes suspicious files in order to protect the computer, these files are not deleted. Instead, they are sent to quarantine and can be easily retrieved and fixed if necessary.