What is pavProxy.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 pavProxy.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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PavProxy.exe file information

The process known as PavProxy belongs to software Panda Antivirus Platinum or Mail Resident by Panda Software (

Description: PavProxy.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file pavProxy.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 147,521 bytes (55% of all occurrences), 143,425 bytes, 139,329 bytes or 106,561 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The pavProxy.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You could uninstall Panda Antivirus Platinum software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

Recommended: Identify pavProxy.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as pavProxy.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the pavProxy.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
Part of Panda Anti Virus Software
Part of Panda Antivirus
block my post recieving
  Jan Nagawiecki  
Panda Antivirus Titanium resident network checker. Killing it will nuke your Internet/network connection, so it's better to not mess with this executable!
  Tom Maneiro   (further information)
Just a file of Panda
not too much
  radu   (further information)
It stopped my VPN connection to Internet.

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of pavProxy.exe: based on 12 votes with 8 user comments. 9 users think pavProxy.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks pavProxy.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. 2 users don't grade pavProxy.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving pavProxy issues

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