What is PanInstaller.exe?

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 PanInstaller.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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PanInstaller.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with PanInstaller
PanInstaller.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as NetConnect Installer belongs to software NetConnect Installer by Palo Alto Networks.

Description: PanInstaller.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. PanInstaller.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 221,184 bytes. 
The process can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. There is no file information. The program is not visible. PanInstaller.exe is not a Windows core file. The software uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. PanInstaller.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 62% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You can do the following:
  1) safely remove the program using the uninstall program of NetConnect Installer (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)
  2) search the support area on the Paloaltonetworks website.

Recommended: Identify PanInstaller.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as PanInstaller.exe. Therefore, you should check the PanInstaller.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 PanInstaller issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with PanInstaller. 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 PanInstaller.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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