What is PsImSvc.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 PsImSvc.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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PsImSvc.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with PsImSvc
PsImSvc.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Panda Interface Manager Service belongs to software Panda Antivirus Pro (version 2014) by Panda Security S.L (

Description: PsImSvc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file PsImSvc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 108,288 bytes (60% of all occurrences), 98,304 bytes or 108,592 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows system file. It is a Verisign signed file. The PsImSvc.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. PsImSvc.exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 26% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to do the following:
  1) uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramPanda Antivirus Pro 2014 or Panda Security for Desktops
  2) contact to assist you.

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


Summary: Average user rating of PsImSvc.exe: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment. One user thinks PsImSvc.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving PsImSvc issues

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