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What does the ApVxdWin.exe file do?

The ApVxdWin.exe process is also known as Panda permanent protection or, as the case may be, Protección permanente Platinum and is a part of Panda Antivirus + Firewall (Version 2008, 2007) or, as the case may be, Panda Antivirus Application. This software is produced by Panda Software International (www.pandasoftware.com) or, as the case may be, Panda Security, S.L (www.pandasecurity.com). An obsolete or defective version of ApVxdWin.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about ApVxdWin.exe Panda permanent protection

ApVxdWin.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. ApVxdWin.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 455,984 bytes (46% of all these files), 1,062,880 bytes as well as 5 other variants.
The program appears as a small tray icon. You will find it on the Windows taskbar next to the clock. If you don't see the tray icon, click the white (<) symbol. This ApVxdWin.exe process is recognizable as a window and also on the taskbar. The ApVxdWin file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. ApVxdWin.exe possesses a digital signature from Verisign.com, which should confirm its trustworthiness. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. ApVxdWin.exe is capable of track other applications. For this reason, 10% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves ApVxdWin.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about ApVxdWin?

Panda Antvirus Automatic Updater (further information...)
apvxdwin.exe is an automatic definitions updater of Panda Anti Virus
panda exefile
Panda Antivirus Titanium resident EXE+VxD (Win9x only?). It should not be closed EVER, unless if you want to update your antivirus manually, in that case, do not forget to reenable resident shield after updating!. (further information...)
Tom Maneiro
I just had major problems with this error message it would not let me reinstall pada or uninstall..after alot of searching I ran a hijack this file...deleted all panda related files....and It worked!..Hope this helps someone out there with the same frustartions

Summary: 11 users judge ApVxdWin.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, one user has already deleted ApVxdWin.exe. source: file.net

How to uninstall Panda Antivirus + Firewall or Panda Antivirus Application

ApVxdWin.exe Panda permanent protection fix

To remove Panda permanent protection from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for Panda Antivirus + Firewall or Panda Antivirus Application in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if ApVxdWin.exe (Panda permanent protection) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Panda permanent protection. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Panda permanent protection or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or ApVxdWin.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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