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What is pdscan.exe?

Part of Bitdefender 60-Second Virus Scanner by Bitdefender

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How does pdscan.exe run?

Service - pdscan.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'pdserv' (Bitdefender 60-Second Virus Scanner Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Bitdefender 60-Second Virus Scanner 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 0.3% of all Boost users have the pdscan.exe process running.Of the 0.3% of pdscan.exe users, 20.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is pdscan.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00018% CPU1773.3%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
17.86 MB RAM82.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\bitdefender\60-second virus scanner\pdscan.exe

Are there other versions of Bitdefender 60-Second Virus Sc...?

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 Bitdefender 60-Second Virus Scanner.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)

About Bitdefender

Bitdefender is an antivirus software suite developed by Romania-based software company Softwin. The BitDefender products feature antivirus and antispyware, pers More...
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File details

File name: pdscan.exe
Publisher: Bitdefender (verified)
Name: Bitdefender 60-Second Virus Scanner
Description: 60-Second Scan Service
Size: 1.38 MB
Original file name: pdscan.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Bitdefender SRL
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 4/12/2012
Expiration date: 4/1/2014

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0003010837%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001237570%
User CPU: 0.00017732670156%
Privileged CPU time: 2356582.31 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,857,851,595
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 123.52 MB
Peak committed memory: 150.79 MB
Paged memory: 17.86 MB
Peak paged memory: 25.98 MB
Paged system memory: 189.45 KB
Non-paged system memory: 36 KB
Working set memory: 18.52 MB
Peak working set memory: 32.77 MB
Min working set memory: 4.68 MB
Private memory: 17.86 MB
Page faults: 18,687,671
Page faults /min: 0
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 8,340,537
Total write operations: 275,457
Total write transfer: 1.6 GB
Total other operations: 88,169,408
Total other transfer: 524.08 MB
Handle count average: 576
Thread count average: 23
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Bitdefender\60-Second Virus Scanner\pdscan.exe" \svc

Service details

Name: Bitdefender 60-Second Virus Scanner Service
Service name: pdserv
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Bitdefender 60-Second Virus Scanner Service”

Network connectivity

TCP: on port 53441

Image hashes

MD5: 890f0a6ae1017f272780b01d8e575167
SHA-1: c7ecf342a259e34d6b6c04efe608680712239329
SHA-256: b1552e7916916e926725fb4058cc1d6172dd547695266cb76f580898e5cf213d

PE image details

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