The free Panda Cloud Antivirus has evolved, making yet another step forward toward general availability, one that has made it embrace the latest iteration of the Windows client. Windows 7
was released to manufacturing on July 22nd, 2009, and the Panda Cloud Antivirus already offers full support for the platform, as of the Beta 3 development milestone. Users will in fact be able to download Panda Cloud Antivirus Beta 3 via the link at the bottom of this article.
Panda's senior research advisor, Pedro Bustamante, revealed that the security outfit had been focusing on expanding the platform support for its upcoming Cloud security solution since the release of the previous development build. At the end of June 2009, Panda Software offered for download the second Beta for Panda Cloud Antivirus, and promised support for both x86 and x64 flavors of Windows 7 come September 2009.
“We have been circulating a limited Preview Release of Beta3 which supports Vista 64bit and Windows 7 (32 and 64bit). This Beta3 Preview only has additional platform support. No other functionality which is currently being developed for Beta3 is included yet in this Preview Release,” Bustamante noted
. “Basically we’re interested in getting as much feedback from the 64bit and Windows 7 community as possible. If you’re one of these guys or gals, we want to hear from you. Please send all feedback regarding this Preview Release to beta at pandasecurity.com.”
Panda Security introduced the Panda Cloud Antivirus in April 2009, revealing that it was aiming to redefine the paradigm of traditional security solutions. According to the security company, Panda Cloud Antivirus functions as a combination of a thin-client agent and server architecture.
“If you have a previous version of Panda Cloud Antivirus, you’ll need to manually uninstall that first, reboot and then install the Beta3 Preview. Note: The Beta3 Preview can also be installed on XP/Vista 32bits, even though we’ve not tested it in these platforms,” Bustamante added.
Panda Cloud Antivirus Beta 3 is available for download here