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What is pangpa.exe?

Part of GlobalProtect by Palo Alto Networks

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How does pangpa.exe run?

Process - pangpa.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. pangpa.exe is executed by the process explorer.exe (Windows Explorer by Microsoft).

How does pangpa.exe start?

Startup files (all users) run - pangpa.exe is registered with the run identifier 'GlobalProtect' and the execution command '"C:\Program Files\Palo Alto Networks\GlobalProtect\PanGPA.exe"' in the Windows registry HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run. Run keys are startup registry keys that are used to launch an application automatically when any Windows user logs into Windows.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.4% of all Boost users have the pangpa.exe process running.Of the 0.4% of pangpa.exe users, 14.3% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is pangpa.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00079% CPU7893.1%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
7.22 MB RAM33.5%
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.
98 GDI objects65.3%
Average number of GUI GDI and USER objects for all programs is 150.
     9 context switches/sec9.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\palo alto networks\globalprotect\pangpa.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 GlobalProtect.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
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File details

File name: pangpa.exe
Publisher: Palo Alto Networks (verified)
Name: GlobalProtect
Description: GlobalProtect client
Size: 943.36 KB
Original file name: PanGPA.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 5/5/2010
Expiration date: 3/19/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0014350115%
Privileged CPU: 0.0006456977%
User CPU: 0.00078931374400%
Privileged CPU time: 5562.5 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 15 ms
CPU cycle count: 713,957,867
CPU cycle count /min: 37,493,789
Context switches /sec: 9
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 143.59 MB
Peak committed memory: 150.67 MB
Paged memory: 7.22 MB
Peak paged memory: 12.31 MB
Paged system memory: 281.09 KB
Non-paged system memory: 17.25 KB
Working set memory: 7.14 MB
Peak working set memory: 18.62 MB
Min working set memory: 7.14 MB
Private memory: 7.22 MB
Page faults: 7,430
Page faults /min: 20
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 41
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 42.99 KB
Read transfer /min: 121 Bytes
Total write operations: 4
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 447 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Total other operations: 808
Other operations /min: 2
Total other transfer: 7.97 KB
Other Transfer /min: 23 Bytes
GUI Object Averages
GDI objects: 98
Peak GDI objects: 102
USER objects: 132
Peak USER objects: 133
Handle count average: 201
Thread count average: 5
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: Medium
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Palo Alto Networks\GlobalProtect\PanGPA.exe"

Startup files (all users) run details

Name: GlobalProtect
Command: "C:\Program Files\Palo Alto Networks\GlobalProtect\PanGPA.exe"

Network connectivity

TCP: localhost on port 49600

Image hashes

MD5: 6482aff0ae5ef35e3ef00deef41a35bc
SHA-1: d80feb07290d42f3706924291a5d5ab041ebebe4

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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