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What is psctrls.exe?

Part of Panda Solutions by Panda Security S.L.

What is it?

Panda Software Controler 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 psctrls.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 psctrls.exe run?

Service - psctrls.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'Panda Software Controller' (Panda Software Controller). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Panda Software Controller runs as a standard Windows service loaded by the Windows Service Controller (services.exe).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the psctrls.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of psctrls.exe users, 12.5% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is psctrls.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00005% CPU531.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
12.07 MB RAM56.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\panda security\panda global protection 2012\psctrls.exe

Are there other versions of Panda Solutions?

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 Solutions.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)

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: psctrls.exe
Publisher: Panda Security, S.L. (verified)
Name: Panda Solutions
Description: Panda Software Controler
Size: 173.28 KB
Original file name: PSCTRLS.EXE

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 8/5/2010

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000938257%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000406744%
User CPU: 0.00005315127037%
Privileged CPU time: 70684.05 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 12 ms
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 119.18 MB
Peak committed memory: 129.13 MB
Paged memory: 12.07 MB
Peak paged memory: 19.08 MB
Paged system memory: 167.92 KB
Non-paged system memory: 25.16 KB
Working set memory: 720 KB
Peak working set memory: 16.21 MB
Min working set memory: 504 KB
Private memory: 12.07 MB
Page faults: 8,601,735
Page faults /min: 1,421
Handle count average: 285
Thread count average: 10
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: Undefined
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Global Protection 2013\PsCtrls.exe"

Service details

Name: Panda Software Controller
Service type: Win32OwnProcess, InteractiveProcess

Image hashes

MD5: 2c93041593d2d6254003d532f00c622b
SHA-1: 21e9e784ac2e20e200910d8a28264c06ad7cf820
SHA-256: f88fa931aca3f4a4d1401a42dca89c335512403bfffe875b8b37a457a3eec557

PE image details

File packed: No
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