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What is ApVxdWin.exe?

ApVxdWin.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if ApVxdWin.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

ApVxdWin.exe file information

The process known as Protección permanente Platinum or Platinum permanent protection or Panda permanent protection or Explorador de Windows

belongs to software Panda Internet Security (version 2007, 2008, 2009) or Panda Antivirus + Firewall (version 2007, 2008) or Panda Antivirus Aplication or Panda Antivirus Application or Panda Titanium (version 2006 Antivirus) or Panda Titanium Antivirus (version 2005, 2004) or Panda Platinum (version 2007 Internet Security, 2005 Internet Security) or Panda Antivirus Pro (version 2014, 2012)

by Panda Software International (www.pandasoftware.com) or Panda Security, S.L (www.pandasecurity.com) or Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: ApVxdWin.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. ApVxdWin.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 311,296 bytes (24% of all occurrences), 364,544 bytes and 26 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/apvxdwin.exe.html 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. It is not a Windows system file. ApVxdWin.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 19% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
If you encounter difficulties with ApVxdWin.exe, you could also uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ Panda Titanium 2006 Antivirus or Panda Antivirus 2007.

Recommended: Identify ApVxdWin.exe related errors

If ApVxdWin.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32, the security rating is 87% dangerous. The file size is 26,967 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 25,088 bytes. There is no file information. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunServices, HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run). File is hidden. The ApVxdWin.exe file is not a Windows core file. ApVxdWin.exe is able to hide itself.

If ApVxdWin.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 22% dangerous. The file size is 311,296 bytes. The program has a visible window. ApVxdWin.exe is not a Windows system file. The application uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. ApVxdWin.exe is able to monitor applications.
If you encounter difficulties with ApVxdWin.exe, you could also uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Add/Remove programs ⇒ Panda Antivirus + Firewall 2007.

If ApVxdWin.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows, the security rating is 76% dangerous. The file size is 32,768 bytes.

External information from Paul Collins:

  • "Apvxdwin" must run at start up. Part of Panda Anti-Virus. Required to enable permanent virus protection

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ApVxdWin.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ApVxdWin.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Panda Antvirus Automatic Updater
  blender32   (further information)
apvxdwin.exe is an automatic definitions updater of Panda Anti Virus
panda exefile
Panda Antivirus Titanium resident EXE+VxD (Win9x only?). It should not be closed EVER, unless if you want to update your antivirus manually, in that case, do not forget to reenable resident shield after updating!.
  Tom Maneiro   (further information)
I just had major problems with this error message it would not let me reinstall pada or uninstall..after alot of searching I ran a hijack this file...deleted all panda related files....and It worked!..Hope this helps someone out there with the same frustartions
uninstalled panda platinum 2005
it is part of panda av pro 2009,
i removed APVXDWIN from startup in msconfig , DONT DO THIS . now i cant login to my computer and im stuck at a loop after BIOS that feeds a error saying the Windows root \system32\hal.dll is either missing or corrupt . I Agree that it is essential and VERY dangerous . BUT DONOT REMOVE it. i dont think the error im experencing is fixable at all . the link i have is a forum where i posted my problem , i hope it helps .
  Tim   (further information)
If you run Panda Security you'll have this
Panda 2011 File Sec. file

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Summary: Average user rating of ApVxdWin.exe: based on 13 votes with 10 user comments.
11 users think ApVxdWin.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user suspects danger. One user thinks ApVxdWin.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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