What is PanDhcpDns.exe?

The genuine PanDhcpDns.exe file is a software component of Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software by Intel Corporation - Mobile Wireless Group.
When a computer using Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi software is accessing the Internet it is considered part of a Personal Area Network (PAN), and this process provides DHCP services, obtaining a dynamic IP address for the computer that identifies it to the PAN network. If it does not reside in "C:\Program Files\Intel\WiFi\bin" it may be disguised malware. If it needs to be uninstalled, the Control Panel can be used to uninstall "Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software," in which case Microsoft Windows native WiFi will take over. Intel Corporation, founded in 1968 by two former Fairchild Semiconductor engineers, is headquartered in Santa Clara, CA, USA, and is the world's largest and highest-valued semiconductor manufacturer.

PANDHCPDNS stands for Intel® Wireless Personal Area Network DHCP and DNS Server

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 PanDhcpDns.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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PanDhcpDns.exe file information

The process known as Wireless PAN DHCP and DNS Server belongs to software Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software by Intel Corporation - Mobile Wireless Group.

Description: PanDhcpDns.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file PanDhcpDns.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 272,176 bytes (28% of all occurrences), 340,240 bytes, 273,136 bytes, 284,912 bytes or 268,192 bytes. 
The service can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. The program has no visible window. PanDhcpDns.exe is digitally signed. The file is not a Windows core file. The process can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The application is not active. The service has no detailed description. Therefore the technical security rating is 10% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to ask for help from Support, search for an update on the vendor’s website or uninstall Intel® PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software or Intel(R) PROSet/Wireless WiFi Software from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as PanDhcpDns.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the PanDhcpDns.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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Best practices for resolving PanDhcpDns issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with PanDhcpDns. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the PanDhcpDns.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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