What is zanda.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 zanda.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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Zanda.exe file information

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Zanda.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Zanda.exe belongs to software Norman Product Manager or Norman Security Suite or Norman Program Manager or Norman Endpoint Protection or BrainWave Generator or Norman ZANDA by Norman ASA ( or Norman Safeground AS.

Description: Zanda.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Zanda.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 408,696 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 176,128 bytes and 6 more variants. 
The program has no visible window. Zanda.exe is not a Windows core file. It is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. Zanda.exe is able to hide itself and manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 31% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with zanda.exe, you may want to safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Norman Security Suite or Norman Virus Control (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program) or get help from the software vendor Norman.

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

norman antivirus exe
  Barry   (further information)
Main agent in Norman Virus Control. Acts as a binding between other Norman processes. Needs TCP port 2868 to be open in central administrated networks.
  TOB   (further information)
It's part of Norman anti virus
  Patrick Moe   (further information)
Norman antivirus
is part of NORMAN antivirus
Norman Antivirus
it is a pain. It is not any part of windows it is a trojan/spyware. I was not able to use IE, until I deleted zanda.exe. Removed every instance of Zanda or norman from the registry.
  Steve Jay  
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Summary: Average user rating of zanda.exe: based on 15 votes with 8 user comments. 10 users think zanda.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. One user suspects danger. One user thinks zanda.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving zanda issues

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