What is PavFires.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 PavFires.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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PavFires.exe file information

The process known as Personal Firewall Service belongs to software Internet Security Technologies or Panda Antivirus Platinum by Panda Software (

Description: PavFires.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. PavFires.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 151,552 bytes (42% of all occurrences), 360,540 bytes, 167,936 bytes or 172,032 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The PavFires.exe file is not a Windows system file. The application uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. PavFires.exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you want to remove the program completely, go to Control Panel ⇒ Software ⇒ Panda Antivirus Platinum or Panda Titanium Antivirus 2005.

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

Part of Panda Antivirus
its the firewall that comes with panda antivirus platinium, so its totally safe.
Part of Panda Antivirus
Can use alot of CPU power sometimes
Part of Panda Antivirus Titanium, Platinum,...
it is very good
search about it on Google
  Sunny   (further information)
It is the Panda firewall; if you turn it off to use another firewall but still have Panda installed it will sometimes "hog" all of your cpu trying to update itself via your internet LAN. Solution: Use all of Panda or none of it.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of PavFires.exe: based on 15 votes with 8 user comments. 8 users think PavFires.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 3 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 3 users think PavFires.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving PavFires issues

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