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Should I remove Panda Internet Security 2016?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,294
United States Rank #11,931
Reach 0.0180%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.41 days
277.51 days >
Average installed length: 145.81 days


VersionDistribution 4.51%
16.1.3 1.13% 5.63%
16.1.2 1.13% 3.10% 20.85%
16.0.2 15.21% 23.38% 0.56% 1.41% 17.75%
16.0.1 3.94% 1.41%

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Panda Internet Security 2016


Panda Internet Security 2016 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 134.41 MB (140,934,618 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 58% of users of Panda Internet Security 2016 come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Spain.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.pandasecurity.com/redirector/?app=Home&prod=216&lang=eng&custom=187227
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Security Protection\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Security Protection\Setup.exe" /X{A5226610-3F78-4561-B799-432B37D20505}
Estimated size: 134.41 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Panda Internet Security 2016

  • pkncmp.dll - BloqueNCMP Dynamic Link Library
  • pknaccess.dll - pksaccess Dynamic Link Library
  • asapsdk.dll (by CYREN Software) - CYREN Advanced Security SDK
  • CommsWrapper.dll - Cloud Antivirus Platform (Communications Wrapper)
  • borlndmm.dll (by Embarcadero Technologies) - CodeGear Memory Manager
  • NConv.dll - Nano Network Security (Nano Converter)
  • NNSManager.dll - NNS Manager
  • NNSStGen.dll - PRL Structures Generator for Network Protector
  • cc3290mt.dll (by CodeGear) - CodeGear C++Builder (CodeGear C++ Multi-thread RTL (WIN/VCL MT))
  • 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
  • PAV2WSC.exe - Panda Solutions (Windows Security Center Manager)
  • PAV3WSC.exe
  • JobLauncher.exe - UA Platform (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
  • MiniCrypto.dll
  • Pavsddl.dll - Anti-malware Support

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • JobLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{39EC4DC2-0FA9-4C32-892D-CAED5ACFEDAB}' (runs weekly on Sundays at 9:30 AM).
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 Internet Security 2016?

You can uninstall Panda Internet Security 2016 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 2016, 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 2016.

Win 10 69%
Win XP 2%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 69.01%
Windows 7 25.92%
Windows Vista 3.10%
Windows XP 1.97%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 44.63%
Windows 10 Pro 12.99%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.45%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.06%
Windows 7 Professional 6.50%
Windows 8.1 6.21%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.86% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.86%
  Italy 5.24%
  Spain 3.49%
  United Kingdom 3.49%
  Netherlands 2.84%
  Brazil 2.18%
  Sweden 2.18%
  France 1.75%
  Canada 1.75%
  Greece 1.53%
  Germany 1.53%
  Poland 1.53%
  Russia 1.31%
  BD 1.31%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.25%
Dell 20.90%
Acer 12.70%
Lenovo 9.02%
Toshiba 8.61%
ASUS 7.79%
Sahara 1.64%
Medion 0.82%
Samsung 0.82%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.05%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.38%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.70%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.70%
Dell Inspiron 3847 2.03%
Acer Aspire E1-531 2.03%

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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