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What is psanhost.exe?

Part of Cloud Antivirus Platform by Panda Security S.L.

What is it?

Application Host Service for Panda Cloud 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. The cloud technology is based on Panda's Collective Intelligence. Panda Cloud Antivirus relies on its "Collective Intelligence" and the cloud for up-to-date information.
Description of psanhost.exe from Panda Security S.L.
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How does psanhost.exe run?

Service - psanhost.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'NanoServiceMain' (Panda Cloud Antivirus Service). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. Panda Cloud Antivirus Service 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 0.2% of all Boost users have the psanhost.exe process running.Of the 0.2% of psanhost.exe users, 20.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is psanhost.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00014% CPU1353.8%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
77.12 MB RAM358.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
2,724 /min120.9%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
     10 context switches/sec10.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 100 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\panda security\panda cloud antivirus\psanhost.exe

Are there other versions of Cloud Antivirus Platform?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

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 Cloud Antivirus Platform.

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8.1 (6.2.9200.0)

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: psanhost.exe
Publisher: Panda Security, S.L. (verified)
Name: Cloud Antivirus Platform
Description: Application Host Service
Product version:
Size: 138.24 KB
Original file name: PSANHost.exe

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Expiration date: 5/6/2013

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0002941303%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001587549%
User CPU: 0.00013537534451%
Privileged CPU time: 76500 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 155 ms
CPU cycle count: 996,496,048
CPU cycle count /min: 634,469,750
Context switches /sec: 10
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 250.03 MB
Peak committed memory: 330.37 MB
Paged memory: 77.12 MB
Peak paged memory: 150.96 MB
Paged system memory: 256.02 KB
Non-paged system memory: 110.94 KB
Working set memory: 16.49 MB
Peak working set memory: 90.86 MB
Min working set memory: 520 KB
Private memory: 77.12 MB
Page faults: 6,357,705
Page faults /min: 12,907
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 1,314,287
Read operations /min: 2,668
Read transfer /min: 7.69 MB
Total write operations: 27,771
Write operations /min: 56
Total write transfer: 3.29 MB
Write transfer /min: 6.85 KB
Total other operations: 266,601
Other operations /min: 541
Total other transfer: 92.43 MB
Other Transfer /min: 192.14 KB
Handle count average: 1,198
Thread count average: 43
Thread resource averages

Process details

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

Service details

Name: Panda Cloud Antivirus Service
Service name: NanoServiceMain
Service type: Win32OwnProcess, InteractiveProcess
Description: “Panda Cloud Antivirus Service”

Image hashes

MD5: 2c3e35d8d35babf79420894d242517c5
SHA-1: 4d9cbb31f68a802a4126bfc13ff0cf4b06f8aa68

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 10.0
File packed: No
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