What does the webproxy.exe file do?
The webproxy.exe process is also known as Internet resident proxy and is a part of Panda Internet Security (Version 2009, 2010, 2008, 2007, 2012, 2011, 2014) or, as the case may be, Panda Global Protection (Version 2010, 2013, 2011, 2014, 2009, 2012). This software is produced by Panda Security, S.L (www.pandasecurity.com) or, as the case may be, Panda Software International (www.pandasoftware.com). An obsolete or defective version of webproxy.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Internet resident proxy has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Internet resident proxy 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)
- webproxy.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module webproxy.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about webproxy.exe Internet resident proxy
webproxy.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file webproxy.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" (mostly C:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Titanium Antivirus 2005\).
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 107,776 bytes (33% of all these files), 107,824 bytes as well as 6 other variants.
The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. This file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The producer of the file is registered with a certificate authority. This confirms the genuineness of the file. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. This webproxy program is receiving or sending data on the LAN (your local network) or on the Internet. The file also can also affect other applications by changing their properties. Such manipulation can cause an application to do things other than what it is intended to do. Webproxy.exe is capable of supervise programs. For this reason, 56% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
- A webproxy.exe file has a 73% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows. In this case, the file size is usually 237,070 bytes. There is no embedded description in this file. These days, this is rather unusual The file can be found in the Windows folder; however, it is not a Windows system file. This webproxy.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The webproxy file is no part of Microsoft Windows.
- A webproxy.exe file has a 79% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. In this case, the file size is usually 237,070 bytes. This file contains no information about the producer or the version. This file is not a Windows system file, but it is nontheless located in the C:\Windows folder. This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. This file is no part of Microsoft Windows.
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 webproxy.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 webproxy?
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|Sometimes the diagnosis of Panda Platinum internet security says my computer has a low protection degree. If I start Webproxy, then the same diagnosis tells me that my PC is very well protected. I inserted the instruction to start Webproxy in the startup section for all users under the section "run" in the registry". But the effect still remains unchanged. I have to start manually the program to obtain a good protection. |
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Summary: 24 users judge webproxy.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. However, 9 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 4 users have already deleted webproxy.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Panda Internet Security or Panda Global Protection
To remove Internet resident proxy from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Panda Internet Security or Panda Global Protection in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if webproxy.exe (Internet resident proxy) 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 Internet resident proxy. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Internet resident proxy 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 webproxy.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.