Panda has released a free anti-Virus -Panda Cloud Antivirus- that uses collective intelligence to analyze executable files, protecting you from malware, viruses, Trojans and other threats.By doing it this way, you escape the continual update drudge of conventiona l antivirus and everything including software updates is maintained on the server side.The virus scanner works by uploading the signature of the file to be scanned as well as its heuristic features. If a match is made, the client software will lock the infected file for it to be dealt with.Also this technology uses less system resources.
What is meant by Cloud Antivirus?
CloudAV, provides antivirus protection as an in-cloud network service instead of being installed on individual PCs like traditional antivirus. CloudAV uses a lightweight host agent run on endpoints that identifies new files and sends them to a network service for analysis.The technique improves malware detection while moving the complexity of antivirus engines to a network service. Isolating the engines within virtualized environments eliminates the impact of vulnerabilities in AV engines.