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What percent of users and experts removed it?
26% remove it74% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #49,462
United States Rank #44,940
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Versions

VersionDistribution
9.0.0.198 10.00%
9.0.0.174 20.00%
9.0.0.170 40.00%
9.0.0.165 10.00%
9.0.0.154 20.00%

Other programs by CA

CA Anti-Virus

What is CA Anti-Virus?  (from CA)

CA AntiVirus offers comprehensive professional-grade security to home and home office PC users. This easy-to-use security solution features one of the world's fastest scanning engines and protects against viruses, worms, spyware, and other online threats. Designed specifically for home and home office environments, CA ...  Read more

Overview

CA Anti-Virus is a program developed by CA. The most used version is 9.0.0.170, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is caav.exe. The software installer includes 21 files and is usually about 873.29 MB (915,712,002 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 56% of users of CA Anti-Virus come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and AL.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.my-etrust.com/Redirect/router.aspx?OEM=&prod=SL&app=inclient&lang=en&date=1340980987&link_id=1&dest=homepage&lic=MGETS-YK4WZ-SLKXS-4WIY4&ver=9.0.0.170
Help link: www.my-etrust.com/Redirect/router.aspx?OEM=&prod=SL&app=inclient&lang=en&date=1340980987&link_id=1&dest=main_support&lic=MGETS-YK4WZ-SLKXS-4WIY4&ver=9.0.0.170
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Virus
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\caunst.exe" /u /product=av
Estimated size: 873.29 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CA Anti-Virus

Program executable:caav.exe
Name:CA Anti-Virus
Path:C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Virus\caav.exe
MD5:297fa29b49fd9a5706c9b604406c0365
Additional files:
  • avshlext.dll - CA Anti-Virus (CA Anti-Virus Shell Extension Handler)
  • caavcmdscan.exe - CA Anti-Virus Command Line Scanner
  • caavguiscan.exe - CA Anti-Virus GUI Scanner
  • caavimages.dll - CA Anti-Virus Image Resources
  • caavproduct.dll - CA Anti-Virus Product Resources
  • caavresource.dll - CA Anti-Virus Common Resources
  • caavscan.dll - CA Anti-Virus Scan Engine Interface
  • cavrep.exe - CA Anti-Virus System Report
  • cavrid.exe - CA Anti-Virus Realtime Infection Report
  • driverif.dll - CA Anti-Virus Realtime Driver Interface
  • vetmsg.exe - CA Anti-Virus Realtime Messaging Service
  • vetntmsg.dll
  • ISafeEngine.dll - InoculateIT (InoculateIT Anti-Virus Protection)
  • arclib.dll - VET Arclib
  • isafe.exe (by Computer Associates International) - Computer Associates Antivirus (CA ISafe Service)
  • isafinst.exe (by Computer Associates International) - CA ISafe Installer
  • isafserv.dll - CA ISafe Server DLL
  • unvet32.exe - UnVet32 (CAI Anti-Virus Uninstall)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • avshlext.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'CA_AntiVirus' with a class of {1CE2AA40-1317-11D3-9922-00104B0AD431}.
2 Services
  • vetmsg.exe runs as a service named 'VET Message Service' (VETMSGNT).
  • isafe.exe runs as a service named 'CAISafe' (CAISafe).
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • cavrid.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CAVRID' which loads as "C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Virus\CAVRID.exe".
  • vetmsg.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'VetStart' which loads as "C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Virus\vetmsg.exe" -r.

How do I remove CA Anti-Virus?

Quickly and completely remove CA Anti-Virus from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall CA Anti-Virus from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program CA Anti-Virus, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove CA Anti-Virus.

OS VERSIONS
Win XP 60%
Win 7 (SP1) 10%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 26%
Keep it 74%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 60.00%
Windows Vista 30.00%
Windows 7 10.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 60.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.00%
Windows Vista Home Basic 10.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.00%
Windows Vista Ultimate 10.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

56.25% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 56.25%
  Australia 12.50%
  AL 6.25%
  BH 6.25%
  Egypt 6.25%
  Pakistan 6.25%
  Venezuela 6.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.33%
GIGABYTE 22.22%
Lenovo 11.11%
Intel 11.11%
Hewlett-Packard 11.11%
Compaq 11.11%
Common models
LENOVO 0769AF7 14.29%
HP Pavilion dv9700 Notebo... 14.29%
Gigabyte GA-73PVM-S2H 14.29%
Gigabyte G41MT-S2PT 14.29%
FUJITSU SIEMENS LIFEBOOK ... 14.29%
Dell XPS M1530 14.29%

Publisher URL: www.ca.com

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