With Windows 8 RTM is just a few months away from the public release, security developers have started announcing support for the newest version of Windows. Majority of popular security vendors such as Kaspersky, AVG, Avast, and Bitdefender have already updated their software to support Windows 8.
Panda Security, the popular cloud security company, recently updated its widely used Panda Cloud Antivirus to version 1.9.2 beta and it now fully supports Microsoft’s latest Windows 8 operating system. Apart from the support for Windows 8 and bug fixes, the latest version of Panda Cloud Antivirus includes a smart community-based firewall and intrusion detection system as well.
In addition to the above mentioned new features, you can also see improved quarantine management, improved scanning architecture, and improved detection of in-memory malware are some of the notable changes in this version.
For those of you who haven’t heard of Panda Cloud Antivirus before, it’s a free antivirus (Pro edition is also available) to protect your PC from all types of viruses. Real-time protection, URL and web filtering, automatic upgrade to new engine and program versions are the core features.
The advantage of Cloud Antivirus is that unlike other antivirus programs, it’s very light on system resources and only works when necessary.
This security software is based on collective intelligence, a protection system from Panda that continuously collects virus and other threats information from millions of Panda community users around the world. As a result of this, the antivirus requires minimum system resources. This is probably the best antivirus for low configuration PCs.
Panda Cloud Antivirus users who are using version 1.9.1 can upgrade to the latest version without any issues. Panda Cloud Antivirus supports Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and the latest Windows 8 as well. Please note that the 1.9.2 is currently in beta stage. Also note that the setup sets Google as your default search provider and MyStart as your default home page. Uncheck those options if you want to prevent this program from changing your browser settings.