What is PavProt.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 PavProt.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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PavProt.exe file information

The process known as PavProt Application belongs to software Panda Titanium Antivirus (version 2005, 2004) or PavProt Application by Panda Software (

Description: PavProt.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. PavProt.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 163,840 bytes (90% of all occurrences) or 258,048 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The PavProt.exe file is not a Windows core file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. PavProt.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 Panda Titanium Antivirus 2005 or Panda Titanium Antivirus 2004 from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as PavProt.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the PavProt.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's part of panda--antivirus. dont know about counterfeit processes for this one
  Neal Cassady  
gehört zu Panda Internet Security Suite
  Reinhold W.   (further information)
It is a part of Titanium's Panda Antivirus program. There is, to my knowledge, nothing else that uses this filename.
  John Rippen  
Panda's TruPrevent Error - No Threat - Just Reboot
  Dan Nash  
Part of the Panda Anti Virus Program - It is required to run on startup in order to benefit from its functionality or so that the program will work
Panda antivirus

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Summary: Average user rating of PavProt.exe: based on 8 votes with 6 user comments. 6 users think PavProt.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving PavProt issues

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