What is pavjobs.exe?

The genuine pavjobs.exe file is a software component of Panda Platinum by Panda Software International.
A scanning application from Panda Security, this process is used to scan files that are selected manually. If an automatic scan is not enabled, individual files can be placed in a queue and scanned either based on a schedule or on demand. Panda Security was founded as Panda Software in 1990. Based in Spain, Panda provides internet security, antivirus, and antimalware software.

PAvJobs stands for Panda Antivirus Security Jobs

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 pavjobs.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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Pavjobs.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with pavjobs
Pavjobs.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Panda Internet Security Jobs belongs to software Panda Antivirus Pro (version 2009) or Panda Internet Security (version 2009) by Panda Security, S.L (

Description: Pavjobs.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The pavjobs.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 197,888 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 201,984 bytes. 
The program is not visible. It is not a Windows system file. Pavjobs.exe is a Verisign signed file. The pavjobs.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. The program uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 40% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with pavjobs.exe, you may also uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Panda Internet Security 2010 or Panda Antivirus Pro 2009).

Recommended: Identify pavjobs.exe related errors

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

Panda AntiVirus, Updates and other Jobs needed by Panda Security Software
  Anonymous   (further information)
PavJobs.exe It's a harmless process important for the fuctioning of Ignite360 Secure/Panda Antivirus suite of computer/internet protection. When idle uses minimum CPU 1%
  Ferdi   (further information)
Panda Internet Security Jobs. Background program spawned by the core services of Panda Internet Security suite and whose role is to handle both manual and scheduled virus scanning jobs.
it is a scaning process of panda internet security
  abdul muhammad  
client runtime for any jobs (either custom or not) that are to be found in panda

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Summary: Average user rating of pavjobs.exe: based on 6 votes with 5 user comments. 3 users think pavjobs.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving pavjobs issues

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