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Should I remove Panda Antivirus Pro 2015?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,872
United States Rank #9,300
Reach 0.0368%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 6.98 days
205.82 days >
Average installed length: 108.15 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
16.0.2 0.39%
15.01.00.0006 10.44%
15.01.00.0005 0.77%
15.01.00.0004 12.38%
15.01.00.0002 19.92%
15.01.00.0001 1.55%
15.01.00.0000 3.09%
15.1.0 10.44%
15.00.04.0002 15.86%
15.00.04.0000 7.16%
15.0.4 0.77%
15.00.03.0000 12.19%
15.00.01.0000 4.26%
15.00.00.0000 0.77%

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Panda Antivirus Pro 2015

Overview

Panda Antivirus Pro 2015 is a program developed by Panda Security. The most used version is 15.01.00.0002, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The software installer includes 99 files and is usually about 116.48 MB (122,136,699 bytes). NdkApi.Update.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 47% of users of Panda Antivirus Pro 2015 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Spain.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pandasecurity.com/redirector/?app=Home&prod=114&lang=eng&custom=173956
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Security Protection\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Security Protection\Setup.exe" /X{9D5E6ECB-C686-4FFC-8EA8-2DF907C6B733}
Estimated size: 116.48 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Panda Antivirus Pro 2015

  • pkncmp.dll - BloqueNCMP Dynamic Link Library
  • pknaccess.dll - pksaccess Dynamic Link Library
  • CommsWrapper.dll - Cloud Antivirus Platform (Communications Wrapper)
  • JobLauncher.exe - Scheduled jobs launcher
  • NdkApi.Analysis.dll - NDK On Demand Analysis Manager
  • NdkApi.Common.dll - NDK Common utilities library
  • NdkApi.Communication.dll - NDK Communications Manager
  • NdkApi.Configuration.dll - NDK Configurations Manager
  • NdkApi.dll - NDK Entry API
  • NdkApi.License.dll - NDK Licenses Manager
  • NdkApi.Network.dll - NDK Network
  • NdkApi.Notification.dll - NDK Notifications Manager
  • NdkApi.Prl.dll - NDK Panda Rules Language Manager
  • NdkApi.Quarantine.dll - NDK Quarantine Manager
  • NdkApi.Reports.dll - NDK Reports Manager
  • NdkApi.Service.Control.dll - NDK Service Control Manager
  • NdkApi.Service.Info.dll - NDK Service Info Manager
  • NdkApi.TuneUp.dll - NDK TuneUp
  • NdkApi.Update.dll - NDK Update module
  • NdkApi.UsbVaccine.dll - NDK Usb vaccine module
  • PSANModTuneUp.dll - PSANModTuneUp Dynamic Library
  • PSANModURL.dll - PSANModURL Dynamic Link Library
  • PSANURLCounters.dll - PSANURLCounters Dynamic Link Library
  • PSNWSC.dll - Nano WSC's management facility
  • NConv.dll - Nano Network Security (Nano Converter)
  • NNSManager.dll - NNS Manager
  • NNSStGen.dll - PRL Structures Generator for Network Protector
  • pknsysmw.dll - Panda Cloud Antivirus (NanoAV System Malware Tech)
  • PSANLang.dll - AV Language
  • PSUAAlerts.dll
  • PSUAGUIAlertsManager.dll
  • PSUALegacyExt.dll
  • PSUAResourcesEx.dll - CloudAV ResourcesEx
  • PSUAShell.dll - Shell extension
  • PSUASysTray.dll - PSUASysTray
  • PSUASystrayObject.dll
  • PSUAUtils.dll
  • PSUNConfigStore.dll
  • PSUNConsole.dll
  • PSUNResources.dll - PSUNResources
  • PSUNScan.dll
  • PSKMADLL.dll - Direct Memory Access (PSKMADLL)
  • pknact.dll - Panda Anti-malware (Nano Actuator)
  • pknboot.dll - Panda Anti-Malware (pknboot)
  • pknbufae.dll - Anti Malware Protection Library
  • pknComCtrl.dll
  • pkncomiexm.dll - Anti-malware protection support library
  • PKNComms.dll
  • pkndisk.dll - Disk Platform
  • pknDTGW.dll - Panda Anti-Malware Library
  • pkndtl.dll - Panda Anti-Malware Protection Service Library
  • pkndtr.dll
  • pknfile.dll
  • pknheu.dll
  • pknMDT.dll
  • pknpal.dll
  • pknplg.dll - Panda Anti Malware
  • pknproc.dll - Process Enumerator
  • pknQrt.dll - pknqrt
  • pknrbt.dll - Nano Reboot Enumerator
  • pknreg.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • PSUAShell.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'UAContextMenu' with a class of {A9B8E64D-3F7E-4D32-8FC9-E391DEE67D75}.
Scheduled Task
  • JobLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{90C44219-C4CD-46D0-B5F9-3014B363874A}' (runs weekly on Fridays at 12:00).
Startup File (User Run)
  • PAV2WSC.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Panda' and executes as C:\Program Files\panda security\panda security protection\pav2wsc.exe.

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  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Panda Antivirus Pro 2015, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Panda Antivirus Pro 2015.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.22%
Windows 8 39.85%
Windows Vista 4.26%
Windows XP 3.68%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.90%
Windows 8.1 19.81%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.10%
Windows 7 Professional 9.13%
Windows 10 Home 5.83%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.05%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.11% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.11%
  Germany 4.84%
  Spain 4.21%
  Italy 4.06%
  United Kingdom 3.28%
  Netherlands 2.96%
  Canada 2.96%
  France 2.50%
  Brazil 2.50%
  Portugal 2.34%
  Sweden 2.34%
  Argentina 1.40%
  Mexico 1.25%
  Switzerland 1.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.45%
Acer 20.62%
Dell 19.49%
ASUS 10.45%
Toshiba 7.63%
Lenovo 5.93%
Samsung 5.65%
GIGABYTE 2.54%
Intel 1.41%
American Megatrends 1.13%
Medion 0.85%
Sony 0.85%
Common models
ASUS All Series 3.55%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 2.96%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.96%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.96%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.37%
Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300... 2.37%

About Panda Security

Panda Security is a software security developer focusing on the production of antivirus software whose line of to include firewalls, spam and spyware detection applications, cybercrime prevention technology, and other security tools for businesses and home users.
Publisher URL: www.pandasecurity.com

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