What is PavTrc.dll?

PavTrc.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 PavTrc.dll is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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PavTrc.dll file information

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Description: PavTrc.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file PavTrc.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 148,736 bytes (53% of all occurrences), 153,088 bytes or 152,896 bytes. 
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 has no visible window. PavTrc.dll is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The service has no detailed description. The PavTrc.dll file is not a Windows system file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. PavTrc.dll is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 58% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you experience any issues with installation of PavTrc.dll, you can do the following:
  1) uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramPanda Antivirus Pro 2013 or Panda Antivirus Pro 2009
  2) search the support area on the Pandasecurity website.

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If PavTrc.dll is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 54% dangerous. The file size is 153,568 bytes. The program has no visible window. It is a Verisign signed file. PavTrc.dll is certified by a trustworthy company. The service has no detailed description. PavTrc.dll is not a Windows core file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. PavTrc.dll is able to monitor applications.

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


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Best practices for resolving PavTrc issues

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