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What is PavProt.exe?

PavProt.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 PavProt.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.

PavProt.exe file information

The process known as PavProt Application belongs to software Panda Titanium Antivirus (version 2005, 2004) or Panda Platinum (version 2005 Internet) or PavProt Application by Panda Software (www.pandasoftware.com).

Description: PavProt.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. PavProt.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 163,840 bytes (88% of all occurrences), 258,048 bytes or 241,664 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/pavprot.exe.html 
The program is not visible. The PavProt.exe file is not a Windows core file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. PavProt.exe is able to hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 65% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
You could uninstall Panda Titanium Antivirus 2005 or Panda Platinum 2005 Internet from your computer using the Control Panel applet "Add/Remove programs".

Recommended: Identify PavProt.exe related errors

External information from Paul Collins:

  • "PavProt" must run at start up.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as PavProt.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the PavProt.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

It's part of panda--antivirus. dont know about counterfeit processes for this one
  Neal Cassady  
gehört zu Panda Internet Security Suite
  Reinhold W.   (further information)
It is a part of Titanium's Panda Antivirus program. There is, to my knowledge, nothing else that uses this filename.
  John Rippen  
Panda's TruPrevent Error - No Threat - Just Reboot
  Dan Nash  
Part of the Panda Anti Virus Program - It is required to run on startup in order to benefit from its functionality or so that the program will work
Panda antivirus

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of PavProt.exe: based on 8 votes with 6 user comments.
6 users think PavProt.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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