What is PaSSrv.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 PaSSrv.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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PaSSrv.exe file information

The process belongs to software Panda Platinum (version 2005 Internet) or CS881X & MTM80X Driver(Auto or VIA Audio Driver Setup Program by unknown.

Description: PaSSrv.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. PaSSrv.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 53,248 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\RunServices). The PaSSrv.exe file is not a Windows system file. PaSSrv.exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 67% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You could uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Panda Platinum 2005 Internet or VIA Audio Driver Setup Program).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as PaSSrv.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the PaSSrv.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.


User Comments

gehört zu Panda Internet Security Suite
  Reinhold W.   (further information)
It's supposed to be part of panda internet security, but it's the only one not being company signed
AntiSpam software, part of Panda Platinum_Internet_Security
It crashed my PC - when I thought I was protected by Panda
  Conrad De Souza  
Ist eine Datei von Panda Internet Security. Kann beendet werden, wenn man NICHT im Internet ist, oder via LAN mit anderen Rechnern verbunden ist.
  XXX   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of PaSSrv.exe: based on 4 votes with 5 user comments. 3 users think PaSSrv.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user suspects danger. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving PaSSrv issues

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