What is PavFnSvr.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 PavFnSvr.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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PavFnSvr.exe file information

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

The process known as Panda Function Service belongs to software Panda Global Protection (version 2011, 2014) or Panda Antivirus + Firewall (version 2007) or Panda Antivirus Pro (version 2014) or Panda Internet Security (version 2009) by Panda Security, S.L ( or Panda Software International (

Description: PavFnSvr.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. PavFnSvr.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 202,016 bytes (57% of all occurrences), 173,616 bytes, 202,048 bytes or 169,216 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows core file. The PavFnSvr.exe file is digitally signed. The file is a Verisign signed file. PavFnSvr.exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 38% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with PavFnSvr.exe, you can also use the software publisher's support site or uninstall Panda Antivirus Pro 2013 or Panda Antivirus + Firewall 2007 software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

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

It appears at start up telling me its performed and illegal action and will close down
Abzuschalten im Panda Programm "Konfiguration - Schutz vor unbekannten Gefahren = True Prevent Technologie aktivieren " Diese Einstellung benötigt ca 380 MB im Kernspeicher. Wenn abgeschaltet geht die CPU-Auslastung (Task-Manager) von ca. 98 % auf 30% zurück. Leider erfährt man das nur, wenn man die Hotline anruft, dass man das Häckchen entfernen soll

Summary: Average user rating of PavFnSvr.exe: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks PavFnSvr.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks PavFnSvr.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving PavFnSvr issues

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