What is TPSrv.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 TPSrv.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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TPSrv.exe file information

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

The process known as TPSrv Application belongs to software Panda Internet Security (version 2008, 2007, 2011, 2009, 2012) or Panda Global Protection (version 2011, 2014, 2009, 2013) or Panda Antivirus + Firewall (version 2008) or Panda Antivirus Pro (version 2009) by Panda Software International ( or Panda Security, S.L ( or Panda Software (

Description: TPSrv.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file TPSrv.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 404,784 bytes (35% of all occurrences), 157,440 bytes and 11 more variants. 
It is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The file has a digital signature. It is a Verisign signed file. TPSrv.exe is able to manipulate other programs and hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 45% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with TPSrv.exe, you can also contact to assist you, update the program or uninstall Panda Internet Security 2008 or Panda Internet Security 2007 software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

Recommended: Identify TPSrv.exe related errors

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

  Helmut Nickel   (further information)
Unloaded Panda and it stopped slowing me
  Hank Phillips  
part of Panda Antivirus
  Gnazon   (further information)
It's from Panda Antivirus Pro 2009
It is part of Panda Software's spyware program   (further information)
It's the executable of Panda internet security
Panda SA support sent me the link below to fix this.
  Mark   (further information)
this showed up when i launched panda software.
  MichaÅ‚ Kaczmarek   (further information)
it locked my system so bad I had to pull plug to shut off
  Jim Pratt  
It has locked up my computer. I downloaded a Panda exe file that was suspose to fix it. It didn't . I still have the problem and am continuing to search for help...

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of TPSrv.exe: based on 12 votes with 10 user comments. 7 users think TPSrv.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user suspects danger. 2 users think TPSrv.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 2 users don't grade TPSrv.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving TPSrv issues

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