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Should I remove Panda Global Protection 2015?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,344
United States Rank #25,189
Reach 0.0129%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.14 days
269.51 days >
Average installed length: 141.61 days


16.0.2 0.39% 12.99% 0.39% 9.06% 14.17% 2.36% 0.79%
15.1.0 13.78% 19.29% 4.72%
15.0.4 0.39% 5.12% 9.84% 3.54% 1.57% 1.57%

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Panda Global Protection 2015


Panda Global Protection 2015 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 47 files and is usually about 111.63 MB (117,057,651 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 24% of users of Panda Global Protection 2015 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom 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{96FC15AE-5219-4A23-ACF5-4882C6C733DD}
Estimated size: 111.63 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Panda Global Protection 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
  • 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
  • pkndisk.dll - Disk Platform
  • PAV2WSC.exe - Panda Solutions (Windows Security Center Manager)
  • PAV3WSC.exe
  • Pavsddl.dll - Anti-malware Support
  • borlndmm.dll (by Embarcadero Technologies) - CodeGear Memory Manager
  • cc3290mt.dll (by CodeGear) - CodeGear C++Builder (CodeGear C++ Multi-thread RTL (WIN/VCL MT))
  • asapsdk.dll (by Commtouch) - ASAPSdk Module
  • MiniCrypto.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • JobLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C3FF4796-A5C3-422E-8688-C30CA4608073}' (runs monthly on Tuesdays at 23:30).
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 2015?

You can uninstall Panda Global Protection 2015 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 2015, 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 2015.

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win Vista 1%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 49.21%
Windows 10 45.28%
Windows Vista 3.54%
Windows XP 1.97%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.71%
Windows 8.1 15.35%
Windows 10 Home 12.60%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.84%
Windows 7 Professional 8.66%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.91%

Distribution by countryGeography

23.55% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 23.55%
  United Kingdom 10.51%
  Spain 10.14%
  Sweden 6.52%
  Germany 6.16%
  France 5.43%
  Italy 3.99%
  Belgium 3.26%
  Portugal 2.54%
  Brazil 2.54%
  Netherlands 2.54%
  Canada 2.17%
  Greece 1.81%
  Mexico 1.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 31.72%
Acer 20.69%
Dell 11.72%
ASUS 11.03%
Toshiba 10.34%
Lenovo 5.52%
American Megatrends 2.76%
Intel 2.07%
Medion 1.38%
Sony 1.38%
Common models
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 4.07%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.25%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 2.44%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.44%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.44%

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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