Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by pbust, Jun 20, 2011.
I also put a bit chocolate powder on top, it worked
Not if it's the primary computer as it's still a beta.
I would have no problem using 1.9 on my main. I think as a beta it is probaly more stable then some released software out there.
I'm sure that they 're working on it .
I was wondering when or how often does pcav synchronize it's cache?
yes, how is this cache, for protection when offline, updated? only when doing full scans when online?
Ah, good to know. Thanks.
On average once a ,day but not necessarily every day. You don't need to do any kind of scan to update.
I'm thinking of replacing my avast free and give panda cloud free a try, on my laptop. occasionally i travel and don't always have an internet connection. can panda cloud be an option in this case? i'm unsure about this.
While not connected to the Internet Panda Cloud Antivirus still protects very well. First off you have to consider that while not connected the risk of exposure to new malware is considerably lowered.
Secondly Panda Cloud Antivirus has a good set of technologies which protect while offline:
* Cache of signatures from Collective Intelligence which includes generic and signatures for in-the-wild malware according to the community telemetry.
* Local heuristic engine
* USB Vaccination & Autorun disabling
* Behavioural blocking engine
* Behavioural analysis engine (Pro only)
To get an independent view of the offline protection offered by Panda you can check out the 3 latest Retrospective Tests carried out by AV-Comparatives.org. Even though they are based on Panda AV Pro 2011/2012 it still gives a pretty good idea (same generic sigs and heuristics as PCAV).
thank you, pbust. my main consern is when I travel to our chinese clients (it's my home laptop I use). it's not unusual that I get various documents on infected sticks. the offline time does not exceed a week, so I can assume it's no problem for panda cloud.
So Panda Cloud and Panda AV PRO are closer than what we make them out to be? PAV gets one signature update every day, correct? Does this mean the sigs are somewhat based off the C.I.? Or does the product have traditional signatures and stores an offline cache as well?
Can anyone help me with this?
Ccleaner shows several panda cache, drivers etc as system temp files during analyzing before cleaning. Should I go ahead and clean the system temp as I always do or it may harm panda cloud av?
This is a false detection of CCleaner. As reminded by tpro Cloud Antivirus doesn't store its temp files under the System or User temporary directories but under its own directories. Can you please send me (PM or email to email@example.com) the CCleaner logs?
PCAV is frigging amazing. I have now dumped Eset and Avira off the 2 remaining computers and just using PCAV Pro. I really, really love how simple it is to stay safe.
But, not having said that it is time to play devils advocate. Pedro, why buy? To me there just isnt a big "proven" difference in the free and paid version. I mean for 4 computers for the paid version it would cost me $78.00 per year which is really, a good deal.
But not when you compare it to the free version. You do want to actually make money on this product dont you? I would, because to me, it is the Product of the Year for 2011.
But something has to be added to seperate the two and the statement of Behavorial analysis just doesnt equate to $78.00 bucks.
Keep in mind, this is the quandry that Avira has now found itself in with adding HTTP to the free version and no 64 bit ProActiv for the paid, why would anyone pay for the preminum version.
I really hope Panda finds a way to avoid this and I really hope that PCAV sticks around and isnt a hook and bait for other paid Panda products.
Thank you my friend.
One last thought. Doesnt something have to analysis in order to block.
It seems a lot of folks are coming around to Panda lately. Myself included.
Very impressed at how simple yet strong this app is. The pro version also has USB vaccination.
USB vaccination is also only available in the pro. As for Avira it still has other things the free version lacks.
I tried PCA on a totally fresh W7 x64 Home Premium install, and I have a question. I chose not to install the toolbar or URL filter because I use Sandboxie. I noticed in task manager that every 8 seconds a 3rd PCA process popped up for a second, then disappears, and is repeated every 8 seconds.........What is PCA doing? This seems unusual to me.
Which process is it? PSANToManager.exe?
Have a look here. http://www.backgroundtask.eu/Systeemtaken/taakinfo/24987/PSANToManager.exe/
@tpro thanks for the help....
@pbust email sent .....
Yea, I figured it was Panda, but the 8 seconds on/off forever threw me.
@trjam, thanks for your comments. As a matter of fact the difference between Free and Pro are not really huge. Probably the direct tech support by our QA and Dev team on the support forums is the more valuable than USBVaccine (which you can get for free) and behavioural analysis. We are aware of this and this is why the 2.0 version will include the community-based firewall in the PRO Edition, which will of course be a free upgrade to all existing PRO users.
@DBone, if you recently installed, PSANToManager.exe might be performing different actions, from BackgroundScan, offline cache updating, downloading and applying a hotfix or other background tasks. Allow it to finish its tasks and after a reboot it should stabilize.
@ams963, thanks. Will take a look at those logs and get back to you tomorrow.
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