Installation and System Requirements
It's really cool to see an antivirus program that installs without having to reboot the computer before you can use the virus protection. Panda Cloud's installation process is really fast, but people who are using dial-up or on a slow Internet connection will be annoyed. It's because the installer of Panda uses a bootstrapping technique to chain together the installations of the antivirus and toolbar programs. What it means is that people with slow connections will have to wait longer before they can proceed with the install process.
The Panda Cloud AV runs on Windows XP, Vista and Windows 7 computers, but users need not worry what file to download. Whether you require a 32-bit or 64-bit installer, or don't even know, there's only one setup file to download from the Panda Security servers.
During installation, you can choose to use the program as the free or Pro edition. There's also an option to join the Panda antivirus community and all you need is an e-mail address and a password. It's not required to join this community, but it is useful if you want to interact with other Panda users and if you need help from the Panda team.
The program will use up to 119 MB of hard disk space because it will not only install the antivirus program, but will also install three other programs like the Panda Security toolbar, URL filtering and a toolbar cleaner. The toolbar program is an optional software during installation. If you don't need a toolbar for Firefox and Internet Explorer, you need to uncheck these options before allowing it to setup itself in Windows. You will save 4 MB of disk space if you opt out of the security toolbar installation.