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What is pangps.exe?

Part of GlobalProtect by Palo Alto Networks

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How does pangps.exe run?

Service - pangps.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'PanGPS' (PanGPS). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. PanGPS 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 0.3% of all Boost users have the pangps.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of pangps.exe users, 20.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is pangps.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00003% CPU256.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
6.62 MB RAM30.7%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
     2 context switches/sec2.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\palo alto networks\globalprotect\pangps.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: pangps.exe
Publisher: Palo Alto Networks (verified)
Name: GlobalProtect
Description: GlobalProtect service
Version: 1, 0, 0, 18
Product version: 1, 0, 0, 0
Size: 1.4 MB
Original file name: PanGPS.exe

Digital certificate

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

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000770360%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000513573%
User CPU: 0.00002567866135%
Privileged CPU time: 62.5 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
Context switches /sec: 2
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 76.12 MB
Peak committed memory: 82.18 MB
Paged memory: 6.62 MB
Peak paged memory: 11.74 MB
Paged system memory: 116.58 KB
Non-paged system memory: 17.5 KB
Working set memory: 6.41 MB
Peak working set memory: 13.44 MB
Min working set memory: 6.41 MB
Private memory: 6.62 MB
Page faults: 8,574
Page faults /min: 17
Handle count average: 193
Thread count average: 17
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\Palo Alto Networks\GlobalProtect\PanGPS.exe"

Service details

Name: PanGPS
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Pan GlobalProtect Service”

Network connectivity

TCP: localhost on port 4767

Image hashes

MD5: 6eb8c9cb61db1bb9a890530306dafef8
SHA-1: 5c59129a42e547e6bbf2cc4c4fd075283e50ed69

PE image details

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