What is webproxy.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 webproxy.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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Webproxy.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with webproxy
Webproxy.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Internet resident proxy

belongs to software Panda Internet Security (version 2009, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2012, 2011, 2014) or Panda Global Protection (version 2010, 2013, 2011, 2014, 2009, 2012) or Panda Antivirus (version 2008) or Panda residents or Panda Antivirus Pro (version 2010, 2009, 2012) or Panda Antivirus + Firewall (version 2008) or Panda Platinum (version 2006 Internet) or Panda Security for Desktops

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

Description: Webproxy.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file webproxy.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (e.g. C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Titanium Antivirus 2005\). Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 107,776 bytes (34% of all occurrences), 107,824 bytes and 10 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The webproxy.exe file is not a Windows system file. The process uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. The webproxy.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. The file is a Verisign signed file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. Webproxy.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The developer Pandasecurity provides a website for help and for updates. There is also an uninstaller (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program ⇒ Panda AntiVirus or Panda Internet Security).

Recommended: Identify webproxy.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as webproxy.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Generic PUA CK (detected by Sophos), and Trojan.ADH.2 (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the webproxy.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

webproxy.exe (32-bit) is shown as CPU-intensive in my Task Manager, showing than 97%. This is unprecedented on my laptop. It restarts automatically after I press End Task in Task Manager. I use WebFreer browser to bypass local filtering. I suspect that there is a relation between these two.
It uses 99% of my CPU
webproxy.exe also is a part of "Webfreeer browser" Size: 231 KB (237,070 bytes)
  M. Akhlaghi  
It seems to block pop3-Traffic (without webproxy the traffic works very well). I'll try some whitelisting...
Panda Endpoint Protection
  Zorbit   (further information)
it is sending data over the network without telling me
Panda is the worst antivirus I have ever installed. It prevents from internet access while it's working on background.
It's intricately integrated with Windows Internet Explorer so that if its disabled, IE will not work properly.
  Rosario De Medici   (further information)
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of webproxy.exe: based on 52 votes with 9 reviews. 24 users think webproxy.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. 10 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 9 users suspect danger. 7 users think webproxy.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 9 users don't grade webproxy.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving webproxy issues

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