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What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,461
United States Rank #8,730
Reach 0.0892%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.39 days
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Average installed length: 285.10 days

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Panda USB Vaccine

What is Panda USB Vaccine?  (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 software program developed by Panda Security. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 4.02 MB of memory. It also includes a system tray icon that is displayed in the notifications area while the program is running. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 2.03 MB (2,130,677 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 24% of users of Panda USB Vaccine come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Spain.

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
  • RunInteractiveWin.exe
  • USBVaccineSetup.exe - Panda USB Vaccine (Panda USB Vaccine Setup)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • USBVaccine.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F2CD2697-6B1D-44F0-9BFE-B25FBC6EF708}' (runs on registration).
  • unins000.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0AABCC27-41AC-448F-B629-77BA080F3D4A}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • RunInteractiveWin.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named PandaUSBVaccine.
Startup File (User Run)
  • USBVaccine.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'PandaUSBVaccine' and executes as C:\PROGRAMS D\Panda USB Vaccine\USBVaccine.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:4.02 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0007426588%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00061531%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00012735%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:10,533
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:5.2 KB
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) 50%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.33%
Windows 10 18.23%
Windows XP 16.01%
Windows Vista 4.32%
Windows Server 2003 0.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.50%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.73%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.99%
Windows 7 Professional 12.61%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.72%
Windows 10 Pro 3.04%

Distribution by countryGeography

24.25% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 24.25%
  Brazil 8.92%
  Spain 4.43%
  Mexico 4.01%
  France 3.42%
  BD 3.26%
  India 2.78%
  MA 2.78%
  Italy 2.35%
  Russia 2.24%
  United Kingdom 2.14%
  Argentina 1.92%
  Iran 1.92%
  DZ 1.87%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.47%
Dell 22.62%
Acer 19.90%
ASUS 9.61%
Toshiba 4.27%
Intel 3.30%
Lenovo 3.01%
Samsung 2.91%
American Megatrends 1.65%
Sahara 1.07%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.19%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.37%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.01%
HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook ... 2.46%
Acer Aspire 5732Z 2.19%
ASUS All Series 1.91%

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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