Cloud based anti-virus

Discussion in 'Windows XP Security' started by Aunty Jack, Oct 17, 2014.

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    Aunty Jack

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    Hello from the land of OZ, (Australia),

    Over the last year or so been trying anti-virus (free) programs that don't use a massive amount of RAM just sitting doing nothing. My "no" list for XP is (and you may not agree and give me a kick in the posterior) :-

    AVG
    Avast
    Avira
    Bitdefender
    and a few others

    The best of the lot for my purposes is Panda Cloud Anti-virus Free.Minimal RAM usage, no false-positives - picks up and warns of anything suspicious and deletes the download, auto update in the background. In fact I hardly know it is there until it raises the waring flag so to speak. At the end of the day I also run Malwarebytes just in case.

    Everyone has their favourite anti-virus program. Feel free to comment either positive or, "you old fool".

    Cheers from Aunty Jack.
     
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    well, I am giving panda a shot, but so far the cons outweigh the pros

    cons:

    no scheduled scan option

    no offline installer, took 15 min to install and no protection for that time

    have to be a client to download database for offline installer that is available from someone else.

    will give it a couple of more days and then I may go back to 360 Internet security by Qihoo
     
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    I used the installed version of Panda and found it took ages before it would let me log on, first thing. Other than that, it was good.

    I can't say with the Cloud version. It may well be much better.
     
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