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What is psksvc.exe?

Part of Panda Anti-malware by Panda Security S.L.

Description of psksvc.exe from Panda Security S.L.
Panda AntiMalware offers the easiest-to-use and most intuitive protection for your computer. Thanks to the Collective Intelligence technology, this product is safer, faster and more complete than ever. The Panda Security Cloud Technology offers a new protection model based on a user community where everyone contributes. Your computer will always be updated and protected. Protection against spyware, phishing (online fraud), rootkits (stealth techniques) and banker Trojans.
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How does psksvc.exe run?

Service - psksvc.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'PskSvcRetail' (Panda PSK service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Panda PSK service runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.

Community

What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the psksvc.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of psksvc.exe users, 11.1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is psksvc.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00019% CPU1874.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          2.19 MB RAM10.2%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 1 /min0.0%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
         4 GDI objects2.7%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
     3 context switches/sec3.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\panda security\panda global protection 2012\psksvc.exe

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Panda Anti-malware.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7601.65536)
Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)

About Panda Security, S.L.

Panda Security SL, formerly Panda Software, is a computer security company founded in 1990. Initially centered on the production of antivirus software, the comp More...
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File details

File name: psksvc.exe
Publisher: Panda Security, S.L. (verified)
Name: Panda Anti-malware
Description: Anti-malware protection support executable
Version: 1, 5, 1, 2
Size: 28.31 KB
Original file name: psksvc.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 8/5/2011

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0003818575%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001944544%
User CPU: 0.00018740317104%
Privileged CPU time: 430861.69 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 462,329,116
CPU cycle count /min: 3,350,852
Context switches /sec: 3
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 37.62 MB
Peak committed memory: 77.13 MB
Paged memory: 2.19 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.38 MB
Paged system memory: 56.2 KB
Non-paged system memory: 9.21 KB
Working set memory: 444.44 KB
Peak working set memory: 50.45 MB
Min working set memory: 157.33 KB
Private memory: 2.19 MB
Page faults: 161,625
Page faults /min: 46
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 5
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 10.27 MB
Read transfer /min: 1.29 KB
Total write operations: 2
Total write transfer: 12 Bytes
Total other operations: 1,833
Other operations /min: 1
Total other transfer: 1001 Bytes
Other Transfer /min: 0 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 4
USER objects: 1
Resources
Handle count average: 129
Thread count average: 6
Thread resource averages
sechost.dll

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Processes
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Internet Security 2013\PskSvc.exe"
"C:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Internet Security 2012\PskSvc.exe"
"C:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Global Protection 2013\PskSvc.exe"
"C:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Internet Security 2013\PskSvc.exe"
"C:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Antivirus Pro 2013\PskSvc.exe"

Service details

Name: Panda PSK service
Service name: PskSvcRetail
Service type: Win32OwnProcess

Image hashes

MD5: 341457b79b3fc31a80c346c767045879
SHA-1: 68934b05b042f234da70ed93f2e25a04d065d98b

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 7.1
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
kernel32.dll
msvcr71.dll
psknc.dll
pskrpc.dll
pskwsp.dll
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