What is AvTask.exe?

The genuine AvTask.exe file is a software component of Panda Antivirus Aplication by Panda Security.
The task manager for Panda Antivirus, this process completes on-demand and real-time scans as scheduled. During a scan, it is known to take up considerable amount of resources. Panda Antivirus protects against viruses, spyware, adware, and many types of other malicious programs. Panda produces antivirus and security solutions for home users as well as corporate customers. Headquartered in Spain, Panda Security owns a 3.2% worldwide share of the antivirus market.

AvTask stands for Antivirus Task Manager

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the AvTask.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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AvTask.exe file information

The process known as AvTask belongs to software Panda Antivirus Aplication or Panda AvTask or Panda Antivirus + Firewall (version 2007) by Panda Software International ( or Panda Sofware (

Description: AvTask.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file AvTask.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 106,496 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 143,360 bytes or 128,560 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. AvTask.exe is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 41% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you experience any issues with installation of AvTask.exe, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramPanda Antivirus 2007.

Recommended: Identify AvTask.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as AvTask.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the AvTask.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Summary: Average user rating of AvTask.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks AvTask.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving AvTask issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with AvTask. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the AvTask.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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