Panda Security on Wednesday announced the launch of Panda Cloud Antivirus version 1.3 with a new security safeguard against malicious websites.
Both Free and Pro editions now come with a URL and Web filtering feature to block suspicious and malicious sites before they have a chance to wreak havoc. And new to the Free edition are automatic and transparent upgrades, which was previously only found on the Pro version.
Citing a recent test (August 2010) by independent lab AV-Test.org, Panda Security says its AV detection software earned the top spot compared to other leading free antivirus programs with a 99.87 percent detection rate.
The Pro version runs $30 and adds a handful of additional features, including behavioral analysis of running processes, automatic USB vaccination, 24/7 multilinqual tech support, and no advertising screens.