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Should I remove Panda Gold Protection?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
24% remove it76% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,066
United States Rank #20,066
Reach 0.0132%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.72 days
139.32 days >
Average installed length: 73.20 days


VersionDistribution 0.77% 10.77%
17.0.1 2.69% 0.38% 2.31% 2.31% 2.69% 5.00%
16.0.2 3.85% 6.54% 3.85% 1.15% 2.69% 5.38% 0.77% 1.15%
15.1.0 6.15% 4.62% 5.00% 5.38% 4.23%
7.02.00 3.85%
7.01.01 11.54%
7.00.01 6.92%

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Panda Gold Protection

What is Panda Gold Protection?  (from Panda Security)

Panda Gold Protection lets you enjoy your online life with complete peace of mind. It provides maximum antivirus protection for all your devices: PC, Mac, and Android smartphones and tablets. The new Panda Gold Protection protects your data regardless of the device or operating systems used. Browse, check your email, s...  Read more


Panda Gold Protection is a program developed by Panda Security. The most used version is 7.01.01, 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. 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 is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The software installer includes 87 files and is usually about 398.81 MB (418,184,838 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 35% of users of Panda Gold Protection come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Spain.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pandasecurity.com/homeusers/solutions/gold-protection
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Gold Protection
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\11\50\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{8
Estimated size: 398.81 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Panda Gold Protection

  • AcercaDe.dll - Panda Internet Security 2013 (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 2014 (Panda Console)
  • Inicio.exe - Panda 360 2013 (Inicio Programado)
  • Langm5.dll - Panda 360 2011
  • 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

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • Iface.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C18A4204-B1CA-4F24-8B9B-1AE18CE6FD4A}' (runs on registration).
  • Inicio.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9C7E25A5-4C9C-49D3-A834-22803FD67692}' (runs on registration).
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 2014\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 Antivirus Pro 2014\Inicio.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • ApVxdWin.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Gold Protection\ApVxdWin.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:52.86 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0009734514%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00042767%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00054578%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:413,703
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:23.24 KB
435.61 KB average
Memory:22.36 MB
Total CPU:0.0020819422%
Kernel CPU:0.00169939%
User CPU:0.00038255%

How do I remove Panda Gold Protection?

You can uninstall Panda Gold 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 Gold 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 Gold Protection.

Win 10 50%
Win Vista (SP2) 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 10 50.19%
Windows 7 44.83%
Windows XP 3.45%
Windows Vista 1.53%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.03%
Windows 8.1 13.18%
Windows 10 Home 11.63%
Windows 7 Professional 10.47%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.14%
Windows 10 Pro 7.75%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.40% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.40%
  United Kingdom 7.56%
  Spain 6.87%
  Sweden 5.84%
  Italy 5.15%
  Netherlands 4.12%
  Brazil 3.78%
  Canada 3.78%
  Belgium 2.75%
  Germany 2.41%
  Mexico 2.06%
  DK 1.72%
  Australia 1.37%
  France 1.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.82%
Dell 20.13%
Acer 17.61%
ASUS 8.18%
Toshiba 6.92%
Lenovo 5.66%
Samsung 3.77%
MSI 1.26%
Intel 1.26%
Sony 1.26%
Common models
Dell Studio XPS 8100 3.33%
ASUS All Series 3.33%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.50%
Acer Aspire E1-531 1.67%
HP 15 Notebook PC 1.67%

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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