What is srvload.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 srvload.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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Srvload.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with srvload
Srvload.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Panda AntiSpam Trainer or SrvLoader

belongs to software Panda Internet Security (version 2008, 2009, 2007, 2010, 2012, 2014) or Panda Global Protection (version 2009, 2013, 2011, 2014, 2010) or Panda Retail or Panda Platinum (version 2006 Internet) or Panda Platinum Internet Security

by Panda Software International ( or Panda Security, S.L ( or panda (

Description: Srvload.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Srvload.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\—generally C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Platinum 2005 Internet Security\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 91,392 bytes (37% of all occurrences), 91,440 bytes and 4 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. The srvload.exe file is not a Windows system file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The file has a digital signature. Srvload.exe is a Verisign signed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 67% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software publisher Pandasecurity provides direct support ( and update information ( You could uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramPanda Internet Security or Panda Global Protection.

Recommended: Identify srvload.exe related errors

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

from panda platinum permanent protection
Panda Platinum Internet Security
installed with panda internet security
While this particular file is running, it prevents scrolling operations on touchpad mice using Synaptics driver software. While it probably isn't dangerous, it is a nuisance if it impacts negatively on normal operation of other legitmate products/devices.
  S. Rasmussen  
This particular Panda component does inhibit scrolling operation of touchpad mice using Synaptics driver software. Normal mouse operation restored by terminating Srvload in Task Manager.
Panda internet security
  Abraham   (further information)
not remove
Panda Software
    (further information)
Spoke to Panda Tech Support and they told me it's a trojan from web sharing sites like Kazaa.
panda firewall
It is in the Panda Software folder properly and part of Panda--if not, get rid of it.
  Selma Larson  

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Summary: Average user rating of srvload.exe: based on 18 votes with 11 user comments. 14 users think srvload.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. One user suspects danger. 3 users don't grade srvload.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving srvload issues

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