Thursday, August 23, 2012

Cloud-based Antivirus Software

Finally - the "Cloud" is good for SOMEthing?

Y'all know how much I despise the whole "cloud computing" concept.

Well, for ONCE, the cloud may actually be beneficial, but in this ONE SCENARIO ONLY!

Panda is offering a FREE centrally managed antivirus. I'm giving it a go. But my beloved Malwarebytes and Avast aren't going anywhere!

My current antivirus spends considerable time each day updating definitions - Malwarebytes checks for and asks permission to download updates whenever I execute the file: Security threats are continually evolving, and any solution you are employing must download the latest updates to protect your computer.

In the case of a cloud-based antivirus, proponents claim virus definitions are updated seamlessly and immediately for all of those utilizing the software.

WARNING!!! I will continue to recommend keeping an "old-fashioned" AV program on your PC or laptop. If a virus or trojan strikes and disables your internet connection capabilities, you won't be able to contact the cloud AV for assistance. That's called "screwed."


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  1. As per my perspectives this software is very useful for the peoples to update their system with the help of cloud based anti virus. It claims definition of virus is well.

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