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17.01.00 60.66%
17.00.00 39.34%

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Panda Internet Security 2012

What is Panda Internet Security 2012?  (from Panda Security)

Protect your Family against Internet threats with Panda Internet Security 2012. It is a security suite that allows you to use the Internet for anything, like shopping and banking online, with total peace of mind and without any interruption. It protects you from viruses, hackers, online fraud, identity theft and all th...  Read more


Panda Internet Security 2012 is a software program developed by Panda Security. The most common release is 17.01.00, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 primary executable is named avciman.exe. The setup package generally installs about 42 files and is usually about 383.63 MB (402,268,257 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 27% of users of Panda Internet Security 2012 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Thailand.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pandasecurityusa.com/antivirus-home/internet-security
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Internet Security 2012
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\11\00\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{7
Estimated size: 383.63 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Panda Internet Security 2012

Program executable:avciman.exe
Name:Panda Interface Manager
Panda Interface Manager Application [Local and Mail Alerts]
Path:C:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Internet Security 2012\avciman.exe
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)
  • 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

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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
  • ApVxdWin.exe connects to (port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

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

How do I remove Panda Internet Security 2012?

You can uninstall Panda Internet Security 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 Internet Security 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 Internet Security 2012.

Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win 7 2%
Automatically starts? 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 81.97%
Windows Vista 9.84%
Windows XP 8.20%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 62.30%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.84%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.20%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.56%
Windows 7 Professional 4.92%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.28%

Distribution by countryGeography

26.87% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 26.87%
  United Kingdom 20.90%
  Thailand 5.97%
  France 5.97%
  Italy 5.97%
  Australia 4.48%
  Germany 4.48%
  Canada 4.48%
  Greece 2.99%
  Peru 2.99%
  Russia 1.49%
  Portugal 1.49%
  Indonesia 1.49%
  BD 1.49%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 42.86%
Acer 9.52%
Toshiba 9.52%
ASUS 7.14%
American Megatrends 4.76%
Samsung 4.76%
Lenovo 4.76%
Gateway 4.76%
Sahara 2.38%
MSI 2.38%
Dell 2.38%
Common models
HP G62 Notebook PC 5.77%
Samsung RV420/RV520/RV720... 3.85%
TOSHIBA Satellite L655 3.85%
TOSHIBA Satellite T230 1.92%
TOSHIBA Satellite L550 1.92%
Sony VPCEJ3Z1E 1.92%

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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