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What is pavsrvx86.exe?

Part of Panda residents by Panda Security S.L.

What is it?

Enhanced On-Access Anti-Malware Service is part of Panda's anti-malware platform, an antivirus program by Panda Security that is cloud-based in the sense that files are scanned on a remote server without using processing power of the user's machine. Panda Security says it detects viruses, Trojans, worms, spyware, dialers and security risks.
Description of pavsrvx86.exe from Panda Security S.L.
Enjoy total security with Panda Global Protection. Harness the power of the cloud and help automatically improve the protection of every computer in the Panda community. Protect yourself from all kinds of online threats: viruses, hackers, online fraud, identity theft and all other known and unknown malware. Keep your inbox spam-free and surf the Web privately and securely with the Safe Browser (Sandboxing). Your children will navigate safely on the Internet with Parental Control, while the Panda Secure Vault will allow you to encrypt private folders and files or eliminate them forever. The new password manager will allow you to store passwords, credit card numbers, bank account numbers and other sensitive online information securely.
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How does pavsrvx86.exe run?

Service - pavsrvx86.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'PAVSRV' (Panda On-Access Anti-Malware Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Panda On-Access Anti-Malware 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.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the pavsrvx86.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of pavsrvx86.exe users, 33.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is pavsrvx86.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00018% CPU1777.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
13.69 MB RAM63.6%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
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.
 1 context switches/sec1.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\panda security\panda global protection 2012\pavsrvx86.exe

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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 residents.

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What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
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: pavsrvx86.exe
Publisher: Panda Security, S.L. (verified)
Name: Panda residents
Description: Enhanced On-Access Anti-Malware Service
Version: 2, 3, 18, 0
Product version: 2, 3, 5, 4
Size: 306.31 KB
Original file name: pavsrvx86.exe

Digital certificate

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

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0004542949%
Privileged CPU: 0.0002765683%
User CPU: 0.00017772657043%
Privileged CPU time: 65641.21 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 256,223,215
CPU cycle count /min: 2,847,854
Context switches /sec: 1
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 66.84 MB
Peak committed memory: 70.74 MB
Paged memory: 13.69 MB
Peak paged memory: 13.99 MB
Paged system memory: 55.65 KB
Non-paged system memory: 13.39 KB
Working set memory: 1.03 MB
Peak working set memory: 15.71 MB
Min working set memory: 168 KB
Private memory: 13.69 MB
Page faults: 189,565
Page faults /min: 32
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 184
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 338 KB
Read transfer /min: 36 Bytes
Total write operations: 4
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 220 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 178,771
Other operations /min: 14
Total other transfer: 51.13 MB
Other Transfer /min: 2.42 KB
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 4
USER objects: 1
Handle count average: 158
Thread count average: 21
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Processes
Child Process
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Internet Security 2013\pavsrvx86.exe"
"C:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Global Protection 2013\pavsrvx86.exe"
"C:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Internet Security 2013\pavsrvx86.exe"
"C:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Antivirus Pro 2013\pavsrvx86.exe"

Service details

Name: Panda On-Access Anti-Malware Service
Service name: PAVSRV
Service type: Win32OwnProcess

Image hashes

MD5: 4d8c2645a12fddf9cd4a68dde8496bef
SHA-1: de496e707cbb298e0d0e2054a3648f81365c27d4
SHA-256: 4a2bd0a23cf342b6918a3950946cc574346e2a09c9de93b235d3b99b8e4cb4ff

PE image details

File packed: No
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