What is PavOLE.dll?

PavOLE.dll is a Windows DLL file. DLL is the abbreviation for Dynamic Link Library. DLL files are needed by programs or web browser extensions, because they contain program code, data, and resources. The following information can help you determine if PavOLE.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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PavOLE.dll file information

The process known as PAVOLE belongs to software Panda Platinum (version 2006 Internet Security, 2007 Internet Security) or Panda Internet Security (version 2008) by Panda Software (

Description: PavOLE.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file PavOLE.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 140,544 bytes (30% of all occurrences), 73,728 bytes and 4 more variants. 
A .dll file (Dynamic Link Library) is a special type of Windows program containing functions that other programs can call. This .dll file can be injected to all running processes and can change or manipulate their behavior. The program is not visible. There is no detailed description of this service. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The PavOLE.dll file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 57% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can also remove the entire program Panda Internet Security 2008 or Panda Internet Security 2007 using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify PavOLE.dll related errors

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

gehöhrt zu Panda Antivirus Programm
  Horst Losinzky  
its is from panda antivirus
if I change its location (program files/panda antivirus internet security..) i cant connect to internet
Panda Antivirus file. Excellent antivirus product. Can be buggy at times.
  Anonymous   (further information)
remove pavole.dll
  geek girl  

Summary: Average user rating of PavOLE.dll: based on 4 votes with 5 user comments. 2 users think PavOLE.dll is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user suspects danger. 2 users don't grade PavOLE.dll ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving PavOLE issues

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