Discussion in 'other anti-virus software' started by pbust, Apr 29, 2011.
Beta 1.9.2 released:
Grrrr... beat me to it!
that is great news and what I have been waiting to hear.
"We promise this new beta won’t be as long as the 1.9.1 beta and very soon we will all be able to enjoy the final Panda Cloud Antivirus 2.0 release"
This sounds promising, after all it appears to have taken forever
Bring it On!
For a short time they were waiting for W8 Release Preview to make its launch so that they kill two birds with one bamboo stick.
i think most of the advanced security features like firewall and IDS are pro features ?
will stick with AVG then..
How about an interim update to 1.5?
For a moment there I thought the final version 2 has been released. Sigh! Oh well the waiting lives on.
i hope they will add alittle more to the free version.
My question is, what will be different in the free version, besides performance gains, better detection rates and better disinfection features?
I like Panda Free, but I wish it had a few more bells and whistles.
It's a difficult balance... most people ask us not to add bells and whistles to keep it simple. Even the URL Filter being a separate component is interesting as it can be installed and uninstalled separately and that is useful for many who have a layered approach with other security tools.
That being said we might simply take some existing features from PRO and add them to the Free Edition when 2.0 comes around. But nothing is final yet.
Yeah that is a great idea because the competition in free antivirus market is very strong right now. What about adding behavior analysis in the free version?
I wouldn't mind seeing the firewall component integrated in the free version, but with some firewall features taken away (Which will only exist in Pro versions). And maybe a little bit more customization for the program.
If not, then customers can always implement a free option such as Comodo Firewall or Online Armor to go along with Panda Free. Panda Free with a limited feature firewall (One install solution) seems like a better idea in my opinion. Then people can say hey, I didn't need to install another program, because Panda Free provides me the whole package....How awesome of them, I want more features...Buying the pro version now.
Offering bits and peaces of some of the features, in my opinion...encourages a customer to want to upgrade to Pro.
Isn't that not enough?!?!? lol I have not tested it yet to check out some of these improvements, but if it is lighter and offers better protection, I would be more than satisfied with the update.
Regarding a firewall, that makes no difference to me. Between Windows FW, and being behind a router, I'm not sure another level of FW protection is really necessary for most people. It would probably do more to block safe programs than add additional protection.
I would... I'd much prefer they keep the free edition simple, light, clean and effective. This disease most developers have of adding this feature and that feature usually leads to the eventual ruination of most software... Let's keep it simple...
Indeed, I'd rather have the behavioral analysis than the firewall in the free version.
Yes, it is enough especially if it's offered for free. I am sorry, I can't be picky...you guys are kind enough to give us protection at no cost. I was just putting an idea in your head just in case
Right on. We cannot have everything for free, and remember they have the PAV line to consider. If you really want a Panda firewall, either win a license or buy one to support the company and their expensive products (cloud isn't cheap and is much more expensive than the traditional sig route).
To be honest, if the firewall was handed out like ice cream, I would say "forget PRO" and not bother to touch it unless it has something important missing. I don't think average users care about HIPS or other "really advanced" stuff. :\
You're right, like I said...I just put the thought in your head. I was curious to see what you would say. Keep up the good work, Panda is indeed a nice product.
So in this beta version, does the toolbar still have to be installed for the filter?
Yes that hasn't changed. As always you can uninstall the toolbar and keep only the URL filter if you so wish.
In the tests I have seen, and done myself, I have never seen the behavior analysis come into play.
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