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Should I remove Panda ActiveScan?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
21% remove it79% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,610
United States Rank #10,986
Reach 0.0332%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.32 days
658.52 days >
Average installed length: 346.00 days


VersionDistribution 61.93% 15.29% 7.49% 2.14% 4.43% 0.31% 0.31% 2.14% 1.07% 1.53% 0.76% 1.53% 0.61% 0.46%

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Panda ActiveScan 2.0

What is Panda ActiveScan?  (from Panda Security)

You can use ActiveScan 2.0 whenever you want to make sure that your PC is free from all types of threats.It also detects vulnerabilities of software installed on your PC which could compromise your computer’s security. ActiveScan 2.0 uses ActiveX controls in order to work. These need to be downloaded onto your computer...  Read more


Panda ActiveScan 2.0 is a software program developed by Panda Security. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The program adds a toolbar to Microsoft Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named as2uninst.exe. The setup package generally installs about 69 files and is usually about 168.07 MB (176,232,263 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 40% of users of Panda ActiveScan come from the United States, it is also popular in Spain and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pandasecurity.com/activescan
Help link: www.pandasecurity.com/activescan/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Panda Security\ActiveScan 2.0
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Panda Security\ActiveScan 2.0\as2uninst.exe
Estimated size: 168.07 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Panda ActiveScan 2.0

Program executable:as2uninst.exe
Name:Panda ActiveScan 2.0
Panda ActiveScan 2.0 Uninstaller module
Path:C:\Program Files\panda security\activescan 2.0\as2uninst.exe
Additional files:
  • Backend.dll - Panda Research Nemesis Prototipe
  • pavsddl.dll - PavSddl Dynamic Link Library (Anti-malware Support)
  • as2auditor.dll - Panda ActiveScan 2.0 (Panda ActiveScan 2.0 Service Library)
  • as2data.dll - Panda ActiveScan 2.0 Support Library
  • as2guiie.dll - Panda ActiveScan 2.0 GUI Library
  • as2inst.dll - Panda ActiveScan 2.0 Installer Library
  • as2scanner.dll - Panda ActiveScan 2.0 Scanner Library
  • as2stubie.dll - Panda ActiveScan 2.0 Stub Library
  • npwrapper.dll - Panda ActiveScan 2.0 Plugin for Firefox
  • libcomm.dll - Panda Anti-malware (Communication Type Library)
  • memvfile.dll - Anti-malware protection access library
  • pavoe.dll - Panda Anti-Malware (Anti-malware Access Support Library)
  • pavvt.dll - VerifyTrust Utility
  • pskads.dll - Anti-malware protection service library
  • pskahk.dll
  • pskalloc.dll - Anti-malware protection support library
  • pskas.dll
  • pskavs.dll - Anti-Malware Protection Service Library
  • pskcmp.dll
  • pskfss.dll - Anti-malware protection service
  • pskhtml.dll
  • pskmdfs.dll
  • pskmfs.dll
  • psknc.dll - Local Cache Filter
  • pskpack.dll
  • pskqhs.dll
  • pskscs.dll
  • pskutil.dll - Anti-Malware Protection support library
  • pskvfile.dll
  • pskvfs.dll
  • pskvm.dll
  • psnden.dll - NanoScan Plugin Disk Enumerator
  • psndsk.dll - NanoScan Plugin Disk Sign
  • psnengav.dll - NanoScan AV Engine
  • psnfc.dll - NanoScan Plugin Fast Cache Filter
  • vplatprc.dll
  • pavinas.dll - PAVINAS (Panda ActiveScan 2.0 PAVINAS Library)
  • Engine.dll
  • pavboot.sys - Panda Boot Driver
  • pavboot64.sys
  • mapvfile.dll
  • pavexcom.dll
  • apicr.dll
  • asmdat.dll
  • kreexent.dll
  • libxml2.dll
  • minicrypto.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • npwrapper.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npwrapper.dll'.
Internet Explorer Toolbar
  • as2guiie.dll is loaded as Internet Explorer Toolbar with the name 'ActiveScan 2.0 InnerAV Class' with the class of {20A5256E-1ABF-4898-977D-7CD3A8C18BAD} ({d0566dae-465f-46a5-8c0e-fb9d5ea4fd0d}).
Mozilla Plugin
  • npwrapper.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@pandasecurity.com/activescan' with a plugin key of '@pandasecurity.com/activescan' for all users of the PC.

How do I remove Panda ActiveScan?

You can uninstall Panda ActiveScan from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Panda ActiveScan 2.0, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 ActiveScan.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Panda ActiveScan 2.0 you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win 7 0%
Plugs into Internet Explorer
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.14%
Windows XP 24.62%
Windows Vista 20.95%
Windows 10 2.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 24.49%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 16.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.92%
Windows 7 Professional 8.74%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.28%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.16% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.16%
  Spain 7.51%
  Germany 5.57%
  France 4.27%
  Canada 3.89%
  Netherlands 3.24%
  Italy 2.98%
  Belgium 2.33%
  Sweden 2.33%
  United Kingdom 2.33%
  Mexico 1.94%
  Brazil 1.55%
  Argentina 1.42%
  Portugal 1.42%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.30%
Dell 25.27%
Acer 15.11%
Intel 6.04%
American Megatrends 4.95%
Toshiba 4.67%
ASUS 3.85%
Samsung 2.20%
Sahara 1.65%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.74%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.18%
Dell Inspiron 530 5.06%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 3.37%
Acer Aspire 5738 2.81%
Dell Inspiron N5010 1.69%

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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