What does the Panda_URL_Filtering.exe file do?
The Panda_URL_Filtering.exe process is also known as Anti-phishing Domain Advisor (Powered by Panda Security) or, as the case may be, Panda Security URL Filtering and is a part of Panda Security URL Filtering or, as the case may be, Anti-phishing Domain Advisor. This software is produced by Visicom Media (www.visicommedia.com) or, as the case may be, Panda Security (www.pandasecurity.com). An obsolete or defective version of Panda_URL_Filtering.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Anti-phishing Domain Advisor has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Anti-phishing Domain Advisor has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Panda_URL_Filtering.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module Panda_URL_Filtering.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about Panda_URL_Filtering.exe Anti-phishing Domain Advisor
Panda_URL_Filtering.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Panda_URL_Filtering.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Users\USERNAME".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 217,256 bytes (22% of all these files), 235,072 bytes as well as 6 other variants.
This Panda_URL_Filtering.exe process does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). Panda_URL_Filtering.exe does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. When Windows starts, this process is automatically started at the same time (Registry: MACHINE\Run). This Panda_URL_Filtering.exe process can initiate a network connection--either to the Internet or on your LAN. For this reason, 61% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A Panda_URL_Filtering.exe file has a 52% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 217,256 bytes (37% of all these files), 235,072 bytes, 254,472 bytes, 222,424 bytes or, as the case may be, 304,952 bytes. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. It has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). Panda_URL_Filtering.exe does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system.
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 Panda_URL_Filtering.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 Panda_URL_Filtering?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall Panda Security URL Filtering or Anti-phishing Domain Advisor
To remove Anti-phishing Domain Advisor from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate Panda Security URL Filtering or Anti-phishing Domain Advisor in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if Panda_URL_Filtering.exe (Anti-phishing Domain Advisor) 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 Anti-phishing Domain Advisor. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Anti-phishing Domain Advisor 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 Panda_URL_Filtering.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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