84,488,480 programs installed

Should I remove Panda Cloud Antivirus?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
26% remove it74% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,874
United States Rank #3,658
Reach 0.2073%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.02 days
384.15 days >
Average installed length: 201.84 days


VersionDistribution 10.18%
3.0.1 10.60% 3.26% 0.15% 0.12% 20.29% 4.14%
2.2.1 3.01% 3.89%
2.2.0 1.66% 5.21%
2.1.1 4.60% 2.64%
2.1.0 18.82% 0.95%
2.0.1 0.05% 1.15%
2.0.0 2.72%
1.5.2 2.33%
1.5.1 1.13%
1.5.0 0.29%
1.4.0 0.78%
1.3.0 0.54% 0.29% 0.07% 0.12% 0.76%
1.00.00 0.05% 0.02% 0.05% 0.10%

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Panda Cloud Antivirus

What is Panda Cloud Antivirus?  (from Panda Security)

Panda Cloud Antivirus is cloud-based. It consists of a lightweight antivirus agent that is connected in real-time to PandaLabs' online Collective Intelligence servers to protect faster against the newest malware variants while barely impacting PC performance.


Panda Cloud Antivirus is a program developed by Panda Security. The most used version is, 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. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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). The main program executable is PAV2WSC.exe. The software installer includes 87 files and is usually about 120.3 MB (126,146,320 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 10. While about 37% of users of Panda Cloud Antivirus come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pandasecurity.com/redirector/?app=Home&prod=3753&lang=eng&custom=0
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Cloud Antivirus\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Cloud Antivirus\Setup.exe" /X{6C99CEE0-3B88-40C0-A2FB-6F8F923EEBA9}
Estimated size: 120.3 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Panda Cloud Antivirus

Program executable:PAV2WSC.exe
Name:Panda Solutions
Windows Security Center Manager
Path:C:\Program Files\Protector\Panda Security\Panda Cloud Antivirus\PAV2WSC.exe
Additional files:
  • pkncmp.dll - BloqueNCMP Dynamic Link Library
  • pknaccess.dll - pksaccess Dynamic Link Library
  • pksaccess.dll
  • pksformat.dll - pksformat Dynamic Link Library
  • pksdtr.dll - pksdtr Dynamic Link Library
  • JobLauncher.exe - Cloud Antivirus Platform (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.Update.dll - NDK Update module
  • NdkApi.UsbVaccine.dll - NDK Usb vaccine module
  • NConv.dll - Nano Network Security (Nano Converter)
  • NNSManager.dll - NNS Manager
  • NNSStGen.dll - PRL Structures Generator for Network Protector
  • PSANAlManager.dll - Panda Cloud Antivirus (PSANAlManager)
  • PSANBGlnch.exe - PSANBGLN Application
  • PSANCU.exe - PSANInstall
  • PSANHost.exe - Application Host Service
  • PSANLang.dll - AV Language
  • PSANLicense.dll - PSANLicense Dynamic Link Library
  • PSANLiveDownloader.dll - PSANLive Dynamic Link Library
  • PSANLiveMan.dll - Application Module Live Manager
  • PSANModAdiag.dll - Autodiagnostic Module
  • ismvfile.dll - Panda Anti-malware (Anti-malware protection access library)
  • memvfile.dll
  • pknact.dll - 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
  • pknDTLT.dll
  • pkndtr.dll
  • pknedt.dll
  • pknfile.dll
  • pksact.dll
  • PKSBDT.dll
  • pksbfish.dll - NanoKernel Crypt Library
  • pksboot.dll - pksboot
  • pkscmp.dll - NanoKernel Compress Library
  • pkscomctrl.dll
  • pkscomglk.dll
  • pkscomiexm.dll
  • pkscomrf.dll
  • pksdisk.dll
  • pksdtl.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • JobLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{2CC945D0-8D4A-4491-8977-10F4D879B73F}' (runs weekly on Sundays at 10:00 AM).
  • PSANHost.exe runs as a service named 'NanoServiceMain' (NanoServiceMain) "Panda Cloud Antivirus Service".
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.

How do I remove Panda Cloud Antivirus?

You can uninstall Panda Cloud Antivirus 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 Cloud Antivirus, 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 Cloud Antivirus.

Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 26%
Keep it 74%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.28%
Windows 10 17.74%
Windows XP 13.56%
Windows Vista 7.42%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.62%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.30%
Windows 7 Professional 9.68%
Windows 8.1 6.48%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.15%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.14%
  United Kingdom 5.02%
  Germany 4.95%
  Spain 4.67%
  Italy 3.69%
  Netherlands 3.19%
  Sweden 3.12%
  Brazil 3.10%
  Canada 2.83%
  France 2.41%
  Mexico 1.97%
  Belgium 1.75%
  Finland 1.57%
  Japan 1.48%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.62%
Acer 20.22%
Dell 19.61%
ASUS 9.49%
Toshiba 6.62%
Samsung 3.95%
Lenovo 3.70%
Intel 3.00%
American Megatrends 2.10%
Sahara 1.15%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.96%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.01%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.66%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.71%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.03%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 2.03%

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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rbrtsmrvll6over a year ago
Panda Security is so easy to use, just install it and then forget about it. You do not need to remember to download virus definitions, Panda takes care of all this. I used to use other security systems that installed really big programs on my PC but Panda's program is held in the cloud and so, does not use a large chunk of memory.