Panda soups up freebie cloud anti-virus
Panda Security has improved the functionality of its free cloud-based anti-malware service and launched a new commercial version, Panda Cloud Antivirus Pro.
The paid-for version, which costs from $29.95, offers expanded support and automation.
Panda said nearly 10 million users have used Panda Cloud Antivirus (the free version) since its launch last year. The latest version of the software, released Thursday, features a configurable behaviour blocker.
The free version offers an alternative to the likes of AVG, Avast Free Antivirus and Microsoft's Security Essentials for consumers looking for basic anti-malware protection without paying.
The technology uses a cloud-based architecture to collect and processing malware samples, rather than traditional server-based signature updates. As a result the technology is much less of a memory hog, taking up 15MB of RAM, compared with 60MB for traditional signature-based anti-virus products.
Panda adds that its Collective Intelligence technology is more nimble in quickly responding to new malware threats. ®
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Maybe you West Pondians spell it that way but here on the East of the Pond we say "souped up".
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Us West Pondians also spell it "souped up". Not sure what he's on.
Sorry, but it seems you are misled - "Souped-up" is the preferred spelling both in the states and in the UK.
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Also, there is this from the Online Etymology Dictionary which is interesting:
"increase the horsepower of an engine," 1921, probably from soup (n.) in slang sense of "narcotic injected into horses to make them run faster" (1911), influenced by supercharge (v.).