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What does the webproxy.exe file do?

The webproxy.exe process is also known as Internet resident proxy and is a part of Panda Global Protection (Version 2013, 2014, 2012) or, as the case may be, Panda Antivirus Pro (Version 2010, 2012). This software is produced by Panda Security (www.pandasecurity.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:

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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. Webproxy.exe is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows or sometimes in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 237,070 bytes (80% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 1,468,261 bytes.
Webproxy.exe is not a Windows system file, but it is nontheless located in the C:\Windows folder. The webproxy file has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. The webproxy file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. This webproxy.exe process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. For this reason, 76% 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 56% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 107,776 bytes (50% of all these files), 108,032 bytes or, as the case may be, 108,512 bytes. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. This particular software does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). The file contains a digital signature from Verisign, a subsidiary of Symantec. Verisign thereby confirms this file's authenticity and integrity. This 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. This webproxy program is connected to a server on the Internet or in your local network. Webproxy.exe is capable of monitor other applications.

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 Global Protection or Panda Antivirus Pro

To remove Internet resident proxy from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
  2. Type the word uninstall.
  3. Click Add or remove programs.
  4. Now locate Panda Global Protection or Panda Antivirus Pro in the list of displayed applications.
  5. Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
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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.

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