What is pavprsrv.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 pavprsrv.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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Pavprsrv.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with pavprsrv
Pavprsrv.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Panda Process Protection Service belongs to software Panda shield by Panda Software ( or Panda Security, S.L (

Description: Pavprsrv.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The pavprsrv.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files\Common Files" (typically C:\Program Files\Common Files\Panda Software\PavShld\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 62,768 bytes (59% of all occurrences), 32,768 bytes, 63,024 bytes, 29,696 bytes or 41,520 bytes. 
The program is not visible. Pavprsrv.exe is not a Windows system file. The file is a Verisign signed file. It is certified by a trustworthy company. Therefore the technical security rating is 30% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as pavprsrv.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the pavprsrv.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 Antvirus Permant Protection Shield
  blender32   (further information)
i uninstalled panda and it wont let me remove it so i dont know whats up with it
I ununstalled Panda but I can not remove this file or any of the files in the folder with it
  O C  

Summary: Average user rating of pavprsrv.exe: based on 2 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think pavprsrv.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users don't grade pavprsrv.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving pavprsrv issues

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