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What percent of users and experts removed it?
24% remove it76% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,269
United States Rank #14,623
Reach 0.0348%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.69 days
521.89 days >
Average installed length: 274.21 days

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Panda USB Vaccine

What is Panda USB Vaccine?

Panda USB Vaccine is a compliment to Panda Cloud Antivirus Free. It reduces the risk of malware that use USB drives to infect new machines.

About  (from Panda Security)

Panda USB Vaccine is a free utility from Panda Research which helps prevent malware infections due to the autorun feature of Windows Operating Systems. Once executed the user can choose two types of vaccinations: Computer Vaccination or USB Drive Vaccination. USB Vaccine allows users to vaccinate their PCs in order to ...  Read more


Panda USB Vaccine is a program developed by Panda Security. 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 programs's main executable is usbvaccine.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 4.11 MB of memory. It also adds an icon to the Windows notifications area in order to provide access to the program. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 2.03 MB (2,123,857 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 25% of users of Panda USB Vaccine come from the United States, it is also popular in Spain and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: research.pandasecurity.com/archive/Panda-USB-and-AutoRun-Vaccine.aspx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Panda USB Vaccine\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Panda USB Vaccine\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 2.03 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Panda USB Vaccine

Program executable:usbvaccine.exe
Name:USB Vaccine
Signed by:Panda Security S.L
Path:C:\Program Files\panda usb vaccine\usbvaccine.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Additional files:
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • USBVaccine SETUP.exe - Panda USB Vaccine (Panda USB Vaccine Setup)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • unins000.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0AABCC27-41AC-448F-B629-77BA080F3D4A}' (runs on registration).
  • USBVaccine.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{827163F4-8437-42BC-A43C-D517DE8C2A7A}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • USBVaccine.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'USB Vaccine' which loads as C:\Program Files\Panda USB Vaccine\USBVaccine.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:4.11 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003721649%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00032694%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00004523%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,801
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:414 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Panda USB Vaccine?

You can uninstall Panda USB Vaccine 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 USB Vaccine, 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 USB Vaccine.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
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 7 57.72%
Windows 10 27.85%
Windows XP 10.82%
Windows Vista 3.61%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.81%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.08%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.53%
Windows 7 Professional 8.92%
Windows 10 Home 5.12%
Windows 8.1 4.24%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.38% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 25.38%
  Spain 6.04%
  United Kingdom 5.21%
  France 4.94%
  Brazil 4.66%
  Italy 4.39%
  Egypt 3.02%
  BD 2.88%
  Iran 2.88%
  Mexico 2.74%
  India 2.06%
  Netherlands 1.92%
  Sweden 1.65%
  Thailand 1.51%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 24.49%
Hewlett-Packard 23.36%
Dell 19.50%
ASUS 6.58%
Toshiba 6.12%
Lenovo 3.85%
Samsung 3.40%
Intel 2.04%
Sahara 0.91%
American Megatrends 0.68%
MSI 0.68%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.28%
Gigabyte H61M-S2P-B3 4.19%
HP G62 Notebook PC 3.14%
HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook ... 2.62%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.09%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2C 2.09%

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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