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What is Cloud Antivirus?WHAT IS CLOUD ANTIVIRUS
Unlike traditional antivirus software, cloud antivirus refers to the type of antivirus that runs on the cloud(remote server). Cloud Antivirus will scan all your files through the internet and run the tests on their own server, in this way it won’t disrupt any of your computer activity nor will it slow down your computer.
Another benefit of cloud antivirus is that instead of having to update traditional antivirus software routinely, it automatically updates the virus definitions in the cloud and then scans your files to see if it is infected with any of the new virus. It saves the headache of having to manage the antivirus software daily.
Users must have seamlessly fast DSL/Broadband connection in order to make full use of cloud antivirus, without the internet connection the cloud antivirus won’t work. It doesn’t mean that it won’t protect your computer when you are offline, Cloud Antivirus such as Panda Cloud Antivirus saves informations and signatures in the local cache which helps keep the system secure even when it goes offline.