This is the fourth consecutive AV-Test.org certification for Panda’s free antivirus solution.
The institute evaluated the protection, repair, usability and performance impact of 23 home user and eight corporate antivirus products in Windows 7 in January and February 2012.
To see a graph of the test results:http://prensa.pandasecurity.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/av-test-201202.jpg.
Both Panda’s free antivirus solution and Panda Internet Security 2012 have been certified by AV-Test.org with an overall score of 14.5.
Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition was the best free antivirus software, outperforming multiple paid solutions and achieving top rankings in usability (5.5 out of 6 points).
In terms of accuracy, Panda Cloud Antivirus recorded only one false positive – a legitimate file erroneously tagged as malware – out of the more than 500,000 test files, whereas other products tested averaged six detections.
In addition, it obtained an excellent score in protection (5 points), well above the average compared to other solutions.
AV-Test evaluations measure how much each solution impacts overall system performance while still delivering good levels of protection.
Of all products tested, Panda Cloud Antivirus Free Edition had the least impact, registering 40 percent below average for other products analyzed.
The full report is available at: http://www.av-test.org/en/tests/test-reports/.
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