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Should I remove Panda Security URL Filtering?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
60% remove it40% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,433
United States Rank #3,698
Reach 0.1632%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.87 days
379.61 days >
Average installed length: 199.46 days


VersionDistribution 1.15% 6.65% 2.86% 2.58% 39.45% 16.66% 2.92% 7.93% 2.98% 0.09% 6.09% 3.95% 2.21% 3.17% 1.31%

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Panda Security URL Filtering

What is Panda Security URL Filtering?

The Panda Security Toolbar is a free optional toolbar that comes with Panda Cloud. The toolbar provides web filtering along with some features that may come in handy for users. The toolbar works on Internet Explorer and Firefox only. The URL/Web filtering component is compatible with all major web-browsers though. If you do not like toolbars open add and remove programs and uninstall the program Panda Security toolbar. This will keep web filtering, if you want to remove web filtering you must uninstall Panda Security URL Filtering.


The most common release is, 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. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 primary executable is named Panda_URL_Filtering.exe. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 629.93 KB (645,048 bytes).
Panda Security URL Filtering has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\Panda Security URL Filtering
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\Panda Security URL Filtering\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 629.93 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Panda Security URL Filtering

Program executable:Panda_URL_Filtering.exe
Name:Anti-phishing Domain Advisor
Visicom Media Anti-phishing Domain Advisor (Powered by Panda Security)
Signed by:Visicom Media Inc.
Path:C:\ProgramData\Panda Security URL Filtering\Panda_URL_Filtering.exe
Visicom Media Anti-phishing Domain Advisor (Powered by Panda Security)
Additional files:
  • Panda_URL_Filtering.dll - Anti-phishing Domain Advisor (Visicom Media Anti-phishing Domain Advisor (Powered by Panda Security))
  • Panda_URL_Filtering.exe
  • Panda_URL_Filteringb.exe - Panda Security URL Filtering
  • Panda_URL_Filteringc.dll
  • uninstall.exe - Panda Security URL Filtering Uninstaller

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • Panda_URL_Filteringb.exe runs as a service named 'panda_url_filtering Anti-Phishing Service' (panda_url_filteringService) "Provides Anti-Phishing protection".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Panda_URL_Filtering.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Panda Security URL Filtering' which loads as "C:\ProgramData\Panda Security URL Filtering\Panda_URL_Filtering.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Panda_URL_Filtering.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Documents and Settings\user\Application Data\Panda Security URL Filtering\Panda_URL_Filtering.exe'.
Network connections
  • Panda_URL_Filteringb.exe connects to (port 80).
  • Panda_URL_Filtering.exe connects to (port 80).
  • Panda_URL_Filtering.exe connects to (port 80).
  • Panda_URL_Filtering.exe connects to (port 80).
  • Panda_URL_Filtering.exe connects to visicom-104.nationalnet.com ( port 80).
  • Panda_URL_Filtering.exe connects to (port 80).
  • Panda_URL_Filtering.exe connects to visicom-47.nationalnet.com ( port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:9.11 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0018767180%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00090145%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00097526%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:296,256
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:658.9 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:18.29 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:24.69 MB
Total CPU:0.0026891548%
Kernel CPU:0.00120379%
User CPU:0.00148537%
CPU cycles/sec:171,880
I/O reads/min:11.6 KB
I/O writes/min:3.16 KB

How do I remove Panda Security URL Filtering?

You can uninstall Panda Security URL Filtering 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 Security URL Filtering, 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 Security URL Filtering.

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 60%
Keep it 40%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.95%
Windows 10 31.45%
Windows XP 9.01%
Windows Vista 5.59%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.21%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.75%
Windows 8.1 11.13%
Windows 10 Home 9.07%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.88%
Windows 7 Professional 8.57%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.88% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.88%
  Germany 5.83%
  Italy 5.34%
  United Kingdom 3.57%
  Spain 3.31%
  Netherlands 2.92%
  Canada 2.79%
  Sweden 2.60%
  France 2.19%
  Brazil 1.90%
  Mexico 1.41%
  Poland 1.35%
  Greece 1.20%
  Russia 1.15%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.67%
Acer 22.46%
Dell 16.36%
ASUS 9.92%
Toshiba 6.65%
Lenovo 6.19%
Samsung 3.47%
Intel 2.47%
American Megatrends 1.46%
Sahara 0.91%
MSI 0.76%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.44%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.35%
HP 15 Notebook PC 3.42%
ASUS All Series 3.11%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.11%
Acer V5-131 2.64%

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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