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Panda Cloud Antivirus wins the Best of 2012 Soft award from PC Magazine (RE)

Experts and readers of PC Magazine Russian Edition present awards to the best software solutions of 2012
    BERLKSHIRE, ENGLAND, January 17, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Panda Security's free solution, Panda Cloud Antivirus, has received the award for Best of 2012 Soft from PC Magazine/Russian Edition. The list of winners of the magazine's seal is based on readers' votes and experts' opinions.

According to the Russian publication, "the Panda Cloud Antivirus tool is a regular on the list of software recommended by PC Magazine/RE. It currently holds an important position among computer protection systems. It is a very simple, light and free product. The new version includes cloud-based malware detection and disinfection, a behavioral analysis module and protection without an internet connection. It also includes a specific module for monitoring processes."

This award joins others recently won by Panda Cloud Antivirus, such as the Advanced+ rating for malware removal/cleaning from AV-Comparatives, being the only free product to achieve this and the AV-Test Certified stamp as number one in usability. (see http://press.pandasecurity.com/news/panda-cloud-antivirus-only-free-antivirus-to-achieve-highest-advanced-rating-in-malware-disinfection-test/ and http://press.pandasecurity.com/news/panda-cloud-antivirus-ranks-1-in-usability-in-recent-av-test-org-evaluation/)

The Pro version of Panda Cloud Antivirus also achieved VB100 Certification from Virus Bulletin last September, after detecting 100% of the samples included on the In the Wild list. The Pro and free editions share the same detection engine. (http://press.pandasecurity.com/news/panda-cloud-antivirus-pro-achieves-virus-bulletin-vb100-certification/)

Last month, Panda Security announced the launch of the new version 2.1 of Panda Cloud Antivirus, with new anti-exploit technologies. This new protection, included in both the free and pro editions, detects and neutralizes malware that exploits zero-day vulnerabilities in legitimate applications like Office, Adobe or Java as an infection vector before they are known to antivirus firms.

Panda Cloud Antivirus 2.1 provides real-time protection for Windows 8 applications, as well as improvements to its interface. It also offers improved performance to maintain the characteristic lightweight footprint of Panda Security's free cloud-based antivirus.
More information about the product at: http://www.cloudantivirus.com.

The PC World Best 2012 Soft logo is available at: http://press.pandasecurity.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/PCMRU.jpg

More information on Panda Security solutions recent awards is available at: http://www.pandasecurity.com/uk/emailhtml/awards/awards.htm

About Panda Security
Founded in 1990, Panda Security is the world's leading provider of cloud-based security solutions, with products available in more than 23 languages and millions of users located in 195 countries around the World. Panda Security was the first IT security company to harness the power of cloud computing with its Collective Intelligence technology. This innovative security model can automatically analyze and classify thousands of new malware samples every day, guaranteeing corporate customers and home users the most effective protection against Internet threats with minimum impact on system performance. Panda Security has 61 offices throughout the globe with US headquarters in Florida and European headquarters in Spain.
Panda Security collaborates with Special Olympics, WWF and Invest for Children as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility policy.
For more information, visit http://www.pandasecurity.com/ or our press site http://press.pandasecurity.com/.

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