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What is pshost.exe?

Part of Panda Host Service by Panda Security International

What is it?

Panda Host Service is part of Panda Antivirus, an antivirus software by Panda Security; a free and a paid version are available. It is cloud-based in the sense that files are scanned on a remote server without using processing power of the user's machine. Panda Antivirus relies on its "Collective Intelligence" and the cloud for up-to-date information.
Description of pshost.exe from Panda Security International
Panda Antivirus 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. Additionally, your PC won't limit detection capabilities as Panda's huge virus detection database is located on the Internet (Cloud). Protection against spyware, phishing (online fraud), rootkits (stealth techniques) and banker Trojans.
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How does pshost.exe run?

Service - pshost.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'PSHost' (Panda Host Service).

Community

What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the pshost.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of pshost.exe users, 23.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is pshost.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00049% CPU4886.0%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          5.67 MB RAM26.4%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
          238 /min10.6%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
          15 context switches/sec15.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\panda security\panda global protection 2012\firewall\pshost.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 Host Service.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Ultimate (6.1.7600.0)
Windows 7 Home Premium (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)
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File details

File name: pshost.exe
Publisher: Panda Security International (verified)
Name: Panda Host Service
Description: Panda Host Service
Version: 1, 0, 0, 25
Product version: 1.0.0.0
Size: 221.25 KB
Original file name: PSHost.exe

Digital certificate

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

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0016366180%
Privileged CPU: 0.0011480199%
User CPU: 0.00048859811835%
Privileged CPU time: 19201097.99 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 242 ms
CPU cycle count: 214,003,955
CPU cycle count /min: 63,734,527
Context switches /sec: 15
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 87.56 MB
Peak committed memory: 92.65 MB
Paged memory: 5.67 MB
Peak paged memory: 7.53 MB
Paged system memory: 99.04 KB
Non-paged system memory: 18.27 KB
Working set memory: 1.04 MB
Peak working set memory: 9.18 MB
Min working set memory: 418.86 KB
Private memory: 5.67 MB
Page faults: 459,217
Page faults /min: 165
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 2,743,483
Read operations /min: 208
Total read transfer: 187.46 MB
Read transfer /min: 14.54 KB
Total write operations: 401,748
Write operations /min: 30
Total write transfer: 74.74 MB
Write transfer /min: 5.79 KB
Total other operations: 2,323,646
Other operations /min: 729
Other Transfer /min: 226.83 KB
Resources
Handle count average: 246
Thread count average: 21
Thread resource averages
sechost.dll

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 32-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Processes
Process Commands
"C:\Program Files\panda security\panda internet security 2012\firewall\PSHOST.EXE"
"C:\Program Files\panda security\panda global protection 2013\firewall\PSHOST.EXE"
"C:\Program Files\panda security\panda internet security 2013\firewall\PSHOST.EXE"
"C:\Program Files\Panda Security\Panda Antivirus Pro 2012\Firewall\PSHOST.EXE"
"C:\Program Files\panda security\panda global protection 2012\firewall\PSHOST.EXE"

Service details

Name: Panda Host Service
Service name: PSHost
Service type: Win32OwnProcess

Image hashes

MD5: 532053e8e3bb8fa7166ab4e7685fddcc
SHA-1: 08c07020814c18e04fb9054f45ca67ec63934972
SHA-256: 30792cf8fe44f86583d28886829c6d4ccf302ac6afe277787a52b7b1319f40ff

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 7.1
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
kernel32.dll
msvcp71.dll
msvcr71.dll
ole32.dll
shlwapi.dll
user32.dll
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