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Should I remove Panda Global Protection?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #27,374
United States Rank #28,449
Reach 0.0058%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.61 days
224.46 days >
Average installed length: 117.94 days


VersionDistribution 2.63% 80.70%
17.0.1 14.04% 2.63%

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Panda Global Protection


Panda Global Protection 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. 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 software installer includes 46 files and is usually about 115.1 MB (120,688,946 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 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 37% of users of Panda Global Protection come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Spain.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pandasecurity.com/redirector/?app=Home&prod=3656&lang=eng&custom=173856
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Security Protection\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Security Protection\Setup.exe" /X{901EC808-7D5A-4E99-A0C7-7C25504FF117}
Estimated size: 115.1 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Panda Global Protection

  • 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.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
  • 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
  • PAV2WSC.exe - Panda Solutions (Windows Security Center Manager)
  • PAV3WSC.exe
  • NdkApi.TuneUp.dll - UA Platform (NDK TuneUp)
  • Pavsddl.dll - Anti-malware Support
  • asapsdk.dll (by CYREN Software) - CYREN Advanced Security SDK
  • borlndmm.dll (by Embarcadero Technologies) - CodeGear Memory Manager
  • cc3290mt.dll (by CodeGear) - CodeGear C++Builder (CodeGear C++ Multi-thread RTL (WIN/VCL MT))
  • MiniCrypto.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • JobLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{68EA5301-28E4-474F-99D3-518B31118C66}' (runs weekly on Sundays at 10:00).
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.

How do I remove Panda Global Protection?

You can uninstall Panda Global Protection 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 Global Protection, 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 Global Protection.

Win 10 75%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 74.56%
Windows 7 24.56%
Windows Vista 0.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 42.98%
Windows 10 Pro 16.67%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.77%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.02%
Windows 8.1 6.14%
Windows 7 Professional 5.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.31% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.31%
  Italy 17.16%
  Spain 11.19%
  France 8.96%
  United Kingdom 7.46%
  Netherlands 5.22%
  Germany 3.73%
  Singapore 1.49%
  Sweden 1.49%
  Canada 1.49%
  Belgium 0.75%
  Panama 0.75%
  Portugal 0.75%
  Ireland 0.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.05%
Acer 19.51%
ASUS 12.20%
Dell 9.76%
Lenovo 9.76%
Medion 7.32%
Toshiba 4.88%
Sony 2.44%
Intel 1.22%
Alienware 1.22%
Common models
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 4.00%
ASUS All Series 4.00%
Acer Aspire ES1-432 2.00%
MEDION MS-7848 2.00%
HP HP Notebook 2.00%
ZOOSTORM 7200-0191B 1.00%

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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