Panda Cloud Antivirus Ranks as Best-Performing Free Antivirus

ORLANDO, Fla., April 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ – Panda Security, The Cloud Security Company, today announced that Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition, the world’s fastest growing cloud-based antivirus, has been ranked first in performance tests run by the prestigious AV-Test.org independent lab. This is the fourth consecutive AV-Test.org certification for Panda’s free antivirus solution.

The institute evaluated the protection, repair, usability and performance impact of 23 home user and eight corporate antivirus products in Windows 7 in January and February 2012. To see a graph of the test results, please visit: http://prensa.pandasecurity.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/av-test-201202.jpg.

Both Panda’s free antivirus solution and Panda Internet Security 2012 have been certified by AV-Test.org with an overall score of 14.5. Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition was the best free antivirus software, outperforming multiple paid solutions and achieving top rankings in usability (5.5 out of 6 points). In terms of accuracy, Panda Cloud Antivirus recorded only one false positive – a legitimate file erroneously tagged as malware – out of the more than 500,000 test files, whereas other products tested averaged six detections. In addition, it obtained an excellent score in protection (5 points), well above the average compared to other solutions.

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