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Should I remove CA DSM Agent + Basic Inventory plugin?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #35,222
United States Rank #26,255
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Versions

VersionDistribution
12.9.0.338 5.88%
12.8.1.100 9.80%
12.5.1000.767 64.71%
12.5.0.2307 13.73%
12.0.1.1378 5.88%

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CA DSM Agent + Basic Inventory plugin

What is CA DSM Agent + Basic Inventory plugin?  (from CA)

Basic Inventory detects application software installed on inventoried host systems. Computer Associates provides over 15,000 predefined software definitions and periodic online updates. Unicenter Desktop and Server Management (Unicenter DSM) is an IT resource management solution that provides functionalities of Compu...  Read more

Overview

CA DSM Agent + Basic Inventory plugin is a program developed by CA. The most used version is 12.5.1000.767, 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. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The software installer includes 167 files and is usually about 5.62 MB (5,892,608 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 59% of users of CA DSM Agent + Basic Inventory plugin come from the United States, it is also popular in India and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ca.com
Help link: support.ca.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CA\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{501C99B9-1644-4FC2-833B-E675572F8929}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.62 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CA DSM Agent + Basic Inventory plugin

  • am_aguiplugin.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 (CA IT Client Manager r12 Asset Managment Agent UI Library)
  • amAdvInvNt.exe - CA IT Client Manager r12 General Inventory for Windows NT
  • amAgentAfterCopyW.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 AM Agent Installer After Copy
  • amagentsvc.exe - CA IT Client Manager r12 Asset Management Agent
  • amappw32.exe
  • amcam.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 am_rscamw32
  • amdifw32.exe - CA IT Client Manager r12 Inventory Difference for Windows NT
  • amicimw32.exe - CA IT Client Manager r12 WBEM Inventory
  • amilicw32.exe
  • amiscap.exe - CA IT Client Manager r12 SCAP Inventory
  • amisww32.exe - CA IT Client Manager r12 Asset Management File Scan
  • amm2iw32.exe - CA IT Client Manager r12 AM MIF Converter
  • amMbcam.dll
  • ammbvcapiw32.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 Asset Management Multibyte Sector API
  • ammsapi.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 Metering Server API
  • ammsapim.dll
  • amRsapi.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 am_rsapi
  • amRsapim.dll
  • amservice.exe - CA IT Client Manager r12 Asset Management Service Scan
  • amshelhook.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 AM SWUsage Shelhook.dll
  • AMSMSnapshot.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 AM SWUsage AfterCopy.dll
  • AMSMSnapshot64.dll
  • amsoftscan.exe - CA IT Client Manager r12 Asset management Software scanner
  • amSvpCmd.exe - Unicenter Asset Management - Service Desk Integration Command File Processor
  • amswmagt.exe - CA IT Client Manager r12 AM SWUsage Agent
  • amswmspwnt.exe - CA IT Client Manager r12 AM SWUsage Spawner
  • amswmwts.dll
  • amswmwts64.dll
  • amswsigscan.exe - CA IT Client Manager r12 Software Signature Scanner
  • amtoolhelp.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 AM SWUsage Toolhelp.dll
  • amtplw32.exe - CA IT Client Manager r12 Template Inventory for Windows NT
  • AMUsageWrapper.dll
  • amUsersnt.exe - CA IT Client Manager r12 User Inventory for Windows NT
  • cacertutil.exe - CA IT Client Manager r12 Certificate Management tool
  • caf.exe - CA IT Client Manager r12 Common Application Framework
  • cainf.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 CA Common Asset information
  • CAMAfterCopy.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 CAM
  • CAMUninstall.dll
  • cbbcore.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 CBB Core
  • cbbcstor.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 CBB Certificate Store
  • cbbkstor.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 CBB KS
  • cbbtls.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 CBB TLS
  • ccnfagent.exe - CA IT Client Manager r12 Common Configuration Agent
  • ccnfagentapi.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 CCNF agent API
  • ccnfcmda.exe - CA IT Client Manager r12 CCNF agent CLI
  • ccnfcsmplugin.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 CCNF CSM plugin
  • ccsmagent.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 CSM AGENT
  • ccsmagtd.exe - CA IT Client Manager r12 CSM AGENT DAEMON
  • ccsmcomm.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 CSM COMMUNICATIONS
  • ccsmtrace.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 CSM TRACE
  • ccsmxml.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 CSM XML HANDLER
  • cfaftercopyw.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 CAF Installation AfterCopy
  • cfagentplugin.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 Common Agent Resource Library
  • cfbasichwwnt.exe - CA IT Client Manager r12 Basic Hardware Inventory Collector (WNT+)
  • cfbasicinv.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 Basic Hardware Inventory Component
  • cfbuffer.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 Buffer Common Component
  • cfcafapi.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 Common Application Framework Api
  • cfcafdialog.exe - CA IT Client Manager r12 caf's reboot/logoff helper dialog
  • cfcaftrayplugin.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 CAF Tray Plugin
  • cfcafutils.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 Common Application Framework Utilities
  • cfcapi.dll - CA IT Client Manager r12 Common CAPI Networking Component

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Service
  • caf.exe runs as a service named 'CA DSM r11 Common Application Framework.' (caf) "Provides common services and process control for DSM products.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • cfsystray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CAF_SystemTray' which loads as "C:\Program Files\CA\DSM\bin\cfSysTray.exe".
5 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • cfsystray.exe is added as a firewall exception for '%ProgramFiles%\CA\DSM\Bin\cfSysTray.exC:172.16.0.0/24:EnableC:X-CA12-cfSysTray'.
  • caf.exe is added as a firewall exception for '%programFiles%\CA\DSM\Bin\caf.exC:172.16.0.0/24:EnableC:X-CA12-caf'.
  • cfftplugin.exe is added as a firewall exception for '%ProgramFiles%\CA\DSM\Bin\cfFTPlugin.exC:172.16.0.0/24:EnableC:X-CA12-cfFTPlugin'.
  • ccnfagent.exe is added as a firewall exception for '%ProgramFiles%\CA\DSM\Bin\ccnfAgent.exC:172.16.0.0/24:EnableC:X-CA12-ccnfAgent'.
  • ccsmagtd.exe is added as a firewall exception for '%ProgramFiles%\CA\DSM\Bin\ccsmagtd.exC:172.16.0.0/24:EnableC:X-CA12-ccsmagtd'.

How do I remove CA DSM Agent + Basic Inventory plugin?

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Or, you can uninstall CA DSM Agent + Basic Inventory plugin 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 DSM Agent + Basic Inventory plugin, 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 DSM Agent + Basic Inventory plugin.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win Vista (SP2) 2%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows XP 27.45%
Windows 8 3.92%
Windows Vista 1.96%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 48.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 26.00%
Windows 7 Enterprise 18.00%
Windows 8 Pro 2.00%
Windows 8.1 2.00%
Windows Server (R) 2008 E... 2.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.82% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.82%
  India 8.82%
  Italy 7.35%
  Singapore 4.41%
  Canada 2.94%
  Israel 1.47%
  Portugal 1.47%
  Switzerland 1.47%
  Australia 1.47%
  Latvia 1.47%
  South Africa 1.47%
  Spain 1.47%
  OM 1.47%
  France 1.47%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.00%
Dell 36.00%
Lenovo 18.00%
Intel 4.00%
Toshiba 2.00%
Compaq 2.00%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 9020 6.38%
Dell Precision M4700 4.26%
HP Compaq Elite 8300 SFF 4.26%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 2.13%
LENOVO 96323FY 2.13%
LENOVO 5498B67 2.13%

Publisher URL: www.ca.com

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