Panda Security Scoring Top Results in Detection

Here at Panda we are very pleased with the latest AV Comparatives and AV Test results, these results see our products offering the highest level of protection.

From March to June 2014, thousands of ‘real world’ proactive detection tests were done by AV-Comparatives. The results show that our anti-malware engine detected and blocked 99.9% of threats. AV-Test also conducted a ‘real world’ detection test in which we achieved the highest score and we have also been rated #1 in the ‘false-alarm’ or ‘false positive” test.

The tests compared products that use the new XMT (Extreme Malware Terminator) Smart Engineering engine. With XMT, different technologies interact with each other to achieve new levels of efficiency, detection and disinfection power. The XMT engine is included in our new 2015 consumer product line. These tests are evidence of our superior detection technology.



The new XMT Engine

Panda Security Launches 2015 Product Line

Our 2015 range of consumer solutions, boasting Panda’s new XMT Smart Engineering engine, is now available. The range includes: Panda Global Protection 2015, Panda Internet Security 2015, Panda Antivirus Pro 2015 and Panda Mobile Security 2.0.

We designed these products to provide complete protection with minimal performance impact, the 2015 consumer solutions harness the power of cloud computing to combat the myriad security threats that users face today – viruses, hackers, online fraud, identity theft and other known and unknown threats. (more…)

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Five known threats that can affect Mac users

Many people think that Mac computers are not susceptible to viruses, but this is a common misconception. Perhaps in the past these systems were free from viruses and malware, but lately no operating system is threat-proof.

Apple’s invulnerability to threats was largely due to the general public’s lack of interest in Mac and as a consequence hackers didn’t feel the need to develop viruses for it. Since then Apple has gained tremendous popularity and the number of Mac users has increased dramatically over that last five years. Recently we have seen more and more hackers developing viruses and malware specifically targeting Mac users.

Hackers are also aware that most Mac users feel their systems are not at risk and are therefore less aware of the danger and easier to attack.

As technology is developing and the world is moving increasingly towards online solutions, we see trends such as fake or fraudulent websites, malicious emails, fake apps or online scams, becoming increasingly popular.

Here are five of the most common threats to Mac users


1. The ‘Flashback’ Trojan for Mac

- Flashback is a Trojan that has infected more than 650,000 Mac systems worldwide.

- This malware spreads via streaming sites and warez, exploiting a vulnerability in Java.

- There are several risks to users. After infection, the Mac computer becomes a zombie. Bank details and personal information are also stolen and users are redirected to fraudulent websites.

- When Apple addressed the vulnerability, cyber-criminals launched several new versions of the virus, such as Sabpab.



Panda Cloud Antivirus – Now the Best Free Antivirus Solution

Panda Security’s new beta version of its popular Panda Cloud Antivirus solution offers a sneak preview of Panda Cloud Antivirus 3.0. A chance for customers to review the product before if goes into the final stages of production. The antivirus boasts an all new Wi-Fi monitor – Allowing users to identify which devices are logged on to their network and helps weed out any unwanted devices that may be piggy backing and slowing down their internet connection. The latest report published by the prestigious IT security institute, AV-Test, rates Panda Cloud Antivirus as the best free antivirus solution. The product obtained top ratings in the protection (6/6) and ease of use (6/6) areas, without a single false positive. Panda Cloud Antivirus also includes all the capabilities you would expect from an antivirus, including a firewall with an intrusion detection system, USB vaccination and protection against malware. Panda has also made the interface more user friendly and customisable to better suite users’ needs.
The new beta version is now available for download at: http://acs.pandasoftware.com/cloudantivirus/beta29/PandaCloudAntivirus.exe


Panda “up to speed” with Microsoft’s new releases

Panda Security customers who upgrade to Microsoft’s recently released software upgrades will enjoy maximum protection from day one – Panda Cloud Office Protection (PCOP) and Panda Cloud Systems Management (PCSM), the company’s cloud-based corporate solutions, are fully compatible with Microsoft’s recently released software releases: Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2. Panda Cloud Office Protection (PCOP) is Panda Security’s cloud solution for endpoints, laptops and servers; while Panda Cloud Systems Management (PCSM), represents an innovative new way to manage, monitor and support IT systems in the office or on the road. “It’s important for Panda Security to be able to respond to users’ needs while remaining at the forefront of the ever-changing world of technology,” says Jeremy Matthews, Country Manager for Panda Security South Africa. “Our product portfolio has been engineered to work with Microsoft’s new releases, so if any of our customers decide to upgrade to Windows 8.1 or Windows Server 2012 R2, they can rest assured they will enjoy maximum protection immediately.”


PandaLabs Q2 Report finds malware creation at record levels

Recently published results from PandaLabs Quarterly Report for Q2 2013 indicate that malware creation reached record levels with Trojans accounting for 77.2 percent of all new malware created (worms: 11.28 percent; viruses 10.29 percent) and 79.70 percent of malware infections – affecting eight in ten users. Of concern, too, is the increase in malware targeting the Android platform. Interestingly, during this quarter, 12 percent more malware was created than for the same period last year, and when the data for the first and second quarters of 2013 is combined, the increase on 2012 reaches 17 percent.