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Panda Global Protection 2012

What is Panda Global Protection 2012?  (from Panda Security)

Panda Global Protection 2012 is the complete security suite that ensures information integrity. Enjoy complete security. The product leverages Collective Intelligence and protects you against digital threats: viruses, hackers, online fraud, identity theft and all other known and unknown threats. Collective Intelligence...  Read more


Panda Global Protection 2012 is a program developed by Panda Security. The most used version is 5.01.00, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The programs's main executable is pavsrvx86.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 11.24 MB of memory. The software installer includes 64 files and is usually about 367.8 MB (385,669,497 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 33% of users of Panda Global Protection 2012 come from the United States, it is also popular in Spain and Sweden.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pandasecurity.com/redirector/?prod=3653&app=Home&lang=ita&custom=108811
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Global Protection 2012
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\FILECO~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\11\50\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{81A25
Estimated size: 367.8 MB
Language: Dutch

Program filesFiles installed by Panda Global Protection 2012

Program executable:pavsrvx86.exe
Name:Panda residents
Enhanced On-Access Anti-Malware Service
Signed by:Panda Security S.L
Path:C:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Global Protection 2012\pavsrvx86.exe
Enhanced On-Access Anti-Malware Service is part of Panda's anti-malware platform, an antivirus program by Panda Security that is cloud-based in the sense that files are scanned on a remote server without using processing power of the user's...
Additional files:
  • AcercaDe.dll - Panda Internet Security 2012 (Acerca De)
  • ConsGUI.dll - Panda Corporative Solutions (Console Library)
  • avcic.dll - Panda Interface Manager (Panda Interface Manager Communication Client)
  • avciman.exe - Panda Interface Manager Application [Local and Mail Alerts]
  • ADiagnst.dll - Panda Solutions (Panda protection diagnostic)
  • avengdll.dll - Panda residents (On-Access Anti-Malware Scanner Library)
  • AVENGINE.EXE - Enhanced On-Access Anti-Malware Protection
  • ChMCcfg.dll - Mail Clients Configuration Change
  • ExCfgUti.dll
  • GWFeed.exe - Goodware Store Feeder
  • GWMsrv.dll - Goodware Manager Service
  • GWMsrv64.dll
  • gwstore.dll - Goodware store library
  • icl_mtr.dll - Internet Resident Monitor
  • icl_trf.dll - Internet resident activity
  • idiomas.dll - Internet Resident Regional Configuration
  • Iface.exe - Panda 360 2012 (Panda Console)
  • Inicio.exe - Panda 360 2011 (Inicio Programado)
  • Langm5.dll
  • ACTHOSP.EXE - Panda Retail (Hospital Upgrader)
  • Analisis.dll - Analysis Interface
  • ApVxdWin.exe - Panda permanent protection
  • CISends.dll - Confidential Information Detector
  • Config.dll - Configuration Library
  • DelayWKS.dll
  • ImLocRep.dll - ImLocRep
  • panicsh.exe
  • PavAMW.dll
  • pavexcfg.dll
  • PAVEXCLI.dll
  • PavFnSvr.exe
  • PavFtp.dll
  • PavHttp.dll
  • PavIrc.dll
  • PavMiCli.dll
  • PavNntp.dll
  • PavPop3.dll
  • PavSmtp.dll
  • pavsrvdl.dll
  • Pavtftp.dll
  • PavTrc.dll
  • PavWmail.dll
  • platexch.dll
  • PlatMsg.dll
  • pskufts.dll
  • sentrsc.dll
  • UtilPlat.dll
  • INETWH32.DLL (by Blue Sky Software) - Blue Sky Software - INETWH32 (INETWH32)
  • ApsClientFS.dll - PandaSecurity Antiphishing (ApsClientFS)
  • ApsClientHeuristic.dll - ApsClientHeuristic
  • ApsClientSdk.dll - ApsClientSDK
  • ApsHtmlFC.dll - ApsHtmlFC
  • ApsUrlFC.dll - ApsUrlFC
  • ApsXSSAnalyzer.dll - ApsXSSAnalyzer
  • borlndmm.dll (by Embarcadero Technologies) - CodeGear Memory Manager
  • ICONS.DLL - Panda Software Icons (Icons)
  • cc3290mt.dll (by CodeGear) - CodeGear C++Builder (CodeGear C++ Multi-thread RTL (WIN/VCL MT))
  • ComFltNt.dll - Panda Antidialer (CommFilt)
  • CryptMng.dll - Cryptography Manager
  • asapsdk.dll (by Commtouch) - ASAPSdk Module

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • pavsrvx86.exe runs as a service named 'Panda On-Access Anti-Malware Service' (PAVSRV).
  • PavFnSvr.exe runs as a service named 'Panda Function Service' (PAVFNSVR).
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • ApVxdWin.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'APVXDWIN' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Global Protection 2012\APVXDWIN.EXE" /s.
  • Inicio.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SCANINICIO' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Internet Security 2012\Inicio.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • ApVxdWin.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Internet Security 2012\ApVxdWin.exe'.
Network connections
  • PavFnSvr.exe connects to (port 80).
  • ApVxdWin.exe connects to (port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:11.24 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0025395387%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00098734%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00155220%
0.015104% average
Memory:51.41 MB
Total CPU:0.0025442862%
Kernel CPU:0.00161976%
User CPU:0.00092453%
Memory:18.94 MB
Total CPU:0.0039123381%
Kernel CPU:0.00253215%
User CPU:0.00138019%

How do I remove Panda Global Protection 2012?

You can uninstall Panda Global Protection 2012 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 2012, 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 2012.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win XP 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.80%
Windows XP 16.95%
Windows Vista 13.56%
Windows 10 1.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 47.46%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.95%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.56%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.17%
Windows 7 Professional 5.08%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.39%

Distribution by countryGeography

32.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 32.89%
  Spain 11.84%
  Sweden 7.89%
  United Kingdom 6.58%
  Brazil 5.26%
  France 5.26%
  Belgium 3.95%
  Netherlands 3.95%
  Portugal 2.63%
  Germany 2.63%
  Italy 2.63%
  Slovenia 1.32%
  CY 1.32%
  Russia 1.32%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 41.03%
Acer 30.77%
Dell 7.69%
Lenovo 2.56%
American Megatrends 2.56%
Sony 2.56%
Toshiba 2.56%
Intel 2.56%
ASUS 2.56%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.12%
Acer Aspire M3203 4.08%
VS Company VS-G31T-M 2.04%
TOSHIBA Satellite L505D 2.04%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE C850-13... 2.04%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660 2.04%

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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