What is Inicio.exe?

The genuine Inicio.exe file is a software component of Panda Platinum by Panda Software International.
Inicio.exe is a simple application that's sole purpose is to intiate a security scan upon Windows startup. It activates your default Panda scan and reports results as they occur. This application can be disabled through the Panda tray application in the Windows System Tray. Panda Security was founded as Panda Software in 1990. Based in Spain, Panda provides internet security, antivirus, and antimalware software.

Inicio stands for Inicio Programado

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the Inicio.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Inicio.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with Inicio
Inicio.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Inicio Programado belongs to software Panda Global Protection (version 2011, 2012, 2013) or Panda Internet Security (version 2011, 2013) or Panda Antivirus Pro (version 2014) by Panda Security, S.L (

Description: Inicio.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Inicio.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)"—for instance C:\Program Files (x86)\Panda Security\Panda Internet Security 2013\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 70,432 bytes (41% of all occurrences), 68,928 bytes, 71,648 bytes, 70,464 bytes or 410,170 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run). Inicio.exe is not a Windows core file. The file is a Verisign signed file. It is digitally signed. Inicio.exe appears to be a compressed file. Therefore the technical security rating is 4% dangerous, but you should also take into account the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with Inicio.exe, you can also ask for help from Support or uninstall the associated program (Start > Control Panel > Uninstall a Program > Panda Internet Security 2011 or Panda Global Protection 2013).

Recommended: Identify Inicio.exe related errors

External information from Paul Collins:

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Inicio.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the Inicio.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Part of Panda AV program
arrived with panda antivirus installation (platinum)
  david wex.  
it just came up on my computer and causes other programs to freeze help.....
Since it's part of the PANDA AV (etc.) system, one seems to NEED it tin order to use the PANDA program. I am into the 2nd year of using PAND and DO like it along with the freeware of AdAware and Windows Defender. I'll try the above scan and see what happens but if it treats this scan like the others, it won't do any good since it somehow 'prevents' scans from actually doing any "scanning"! I'm notivying PANDA about it as I've had it for over a month and it does seem to be growing and interfering in other areas of my New Dell Inspiron using Vista with SP2. Do a search on '' for several links regarding ANY IT problems.
  Wayne at: birdie998  
panda is bullshit. my computer says, inicio.exe etc... since deinstall panda.... i can't do anything
Warning about Panda Internet Security free. After deinstalling the program, message with Inicio.exe came up and the computer just shot down. I canĀ“t do a shit. Have to clean it all and install everything from the beginning! Loose everything including PHOTOS AND ALL!
I hate it ,mess up my computer ever since I instaled it , cant even get ride of the damn thing
It's a parallel process that disable panda protection.
Wow have had the same problem with Panda platinum after taking it for a spin I decided that it cost to much at the time and went to another O.E.M. after uninstalling part of it I lost my network connect and was bombed with rtl120.bpl with apvxdwin.exe & inicio.exe I am still working to uninstall the rest of panda still getting error messages but I got the neyt to work so I can sort of see light at the end of the tunnel. My advise dont test panda unless you are commited to buying it.
  lost cause  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of Inicio.exe: based on 13 votes with 10 user comments. 4 users think Inicio.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 4 users suspect danger. 4 users think Inicio.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 3 users don't grade Inicio.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving Inicio issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Inicio. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the Inicio.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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