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What is psanhost.exe?

psanhost.exe is part of Panda Cloud Antivirus and developed by Panda Security, S.L. according to the psanhost.exe version information.

psanhost.exe's description is "Application Host Service"

psanhost.exe is digitally signed by Panda Security S.L.

psanhost.exe is usually located in the 'c:\program files\panda security\panda cloud antivirus\' folder.

If you have additional information about the file, please share it with the FreeFixer users by posting a comment at the bottom of this page.

Vendor and version information [?]

Product namePanda Cloud Antivirus
Company namePanda Security, S.L.
File descriptionApplication Host Service
Internal namePSANHost.exe
Original filenamePSANHost.exe
Legal copyright© Panda 2009
Product version1, 0, 0, 0
File version1, 0, 0, 2

The following is the available information on psanhost.exe:

Product namePanda Cloud Antivirus
Company namePanda Security, S.L.
File descriptionApplication Host Service
Internal namePSANHost.exe
Original filenamePSANHost.exe
Legal copyright© Panda 2009
Product version1, 0, 0, 0
File version1, 0, 0, 2

Digital signatures [?]

This file has a valid digital signature.

Signer namePanda Security S.L
Certificate issuer nameVeriSign Class 3 Code Signing 2004 CA
Certificate serial number13214a49f3d541b74d0ce3eb69dedc9e

Hashes [?]


Error Messages

These are some of the error messages that can appear related to psanhost.exe:

psanhost.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

psanhost.exe - Application Error. The instruction at "0xXXXXXXXX" referenced memory at "0xXXXXXXXX". The memory could not be "read/written". Click on OK to terminate the program.

Application Host Service has stopped working.

End Program - psanhost.exe. This program is not responding.

psanhost.exe is not a valid Win32 application.

psanhost.exe - Application Error. The application failed to initialize properly (0xXXXXXXXX). Click OK to terminate the application.

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What did other users do?

The poll result listed below shows what users chose to do with psanhost.exe. 51% have voted for removal. Based on votes from 126 users.

User vote results: There were 64 votes to remove and 62 votes to keep

NOTE: Please do not use this poll as the only source of input to determine what you will do with psanhost.exe.

Malware or legitimate?

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Please share with the other users what you think about this file. What does this file do? Is it legitimate or something that your computer is better without? Do you know how it was installed on your system? Did you install it yourself or did it come bundled with some other software? Is it running smoothly or do you get some error message? Any information that will help to document this file is welcome. Thank you for your contributions.

I'm reading all new comments so don't hesitate to post a question about the file. If I don't have the answer perhaps another user can help you.

Dennie writes

3 thumbs

Psanhost.exe is part of Panda Cloud Antivirus, and if you have it, someone (you, most likely) installed this excellent and free antivirus software. Keep it. You may actually need it. that said, you may notice this app eating a lot of cpu CYCLES at times, especially when you are downloading things. Don't worry - it's doing its job

# 7 Oct 2009, 5:03

Mark writes

0 thumbs

Have just installed AVG Anti-Virus FREE 2013.
Did a 'whole c
omputer scan' and unfortunately it 'healed/removed' PSANHost.exe

As an added protection I also use 'Panda Anti-Virus free' and after checking I found that PSANHost.exe belongs to Panda Security ( PSANHost.exe can be found under Programs / Panda Cloud Antivirus /, scroll down the page and there is PSANHost.exe ).

On AVG I added the PSANHost.exe to 'Exceptions' and un-ticked the box 'Heal/remove virus exceptions without asking me' - now I can see exactly what the anti-virus program wants to remove.

# 9 Dec 2012, 11:48

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