Panda on Thursday announced that it has upgraded its Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition online scanner with improved protection. In addition, the company also now offers a fee-based Pro Version with expanded support services and automation capabilities.
"Since the debut of Panda Cloud Antivirus last year, nearly 10 million home users have selected the free service as their antivirus of choice," said Pedro Bustamante, senior research advisor at Panda Security. "With today’s launch, we’ve created two options for users, both featuring major enhancements that make safeguarding your PC even easier and more transparent. The Free Edition gives users the best basic no-cost protection available on the market thanks to Panda’s cloud-based Collective Intelligence malware analysis technology, while the new Pro Edition offers more robust automated security capabilities and services at a very affordable price."
Some of the new features in the freebie version include advanced configuration and exclusions, behavioral blocker, and self-protection of antivirus files. For those who shell out for the Pro version, you'll receive automatic and transparent upgrades, automatic vaccination of USB and hard drives, better behavioral analysis, and 24.7 multilingual tech support.
The Pro Edition runs $30 for a 1-year license, $51 for 2 years, or $66 for 3 years.