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What percent of users and experts removed it?
56% remove it44% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #19,609
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 45.74 days

Constant Guard Anti-Malware


Constant Guard Anti-Malware is a software program developed by Comcast. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 setup package generally installs about 27 files and is usually about 14.49 MB (15,194,915 bytes). The installed file AMS_Update.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 8 and Windows 7 (SP1). Most users that have installed this software come from the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Constant Guard Anti-Malware
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Constant Guard Anti-Malware\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 14.49 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Constant Guard Anti-Malware

  • uninstall.exe - Constant Guard Anti-Malware (Constant Guard Anti-Malware installer.)
  • xams.exe (by Visicom Media) - Constant Guard Anti-Malware Service
  • Constant Guard Anti-Malware.exe - XFINITY Total Defense
  • dtUser.exe (by Visicom Media) - DtUser
  • AMS_Update.dll (by Total Defense) - Anti-Malware SDK (Total Defense Anti-Malware Update helper library.)
  • arclib.dll (by Total Defense) - Total Defense AntiMalware Component (Total Defense Archive Parser)
  • CAAMSvc.exe - Total Defense Anti-Malware Service.
  • CAUConfigW.dll - Generic Update Component. (Total Defense generic content update component.)
  • CAUConnectW.dll
  • CAUMessageW.dll
  • CAUpdateW.dll
  • crux_1_0.dll - Crux (Total Defense common code library)
  • cruxcrypto_1_0.dll - Total Defense crypto library
  • Flipster.dll - Total Defense Rootkit Scanning module.
  • inocboot.dll - Vet (Anti-Malware Protection)
  • inocboot.exe
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • libetpki_openssl_crypto.dll
  • MalwareAPI.dll - Total Defense Anti-Malware component.
  • msvcp71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library)
  • msvcr71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • msvcr80.dll - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005
  • vete.dll - Total Defense Anti-Malware Engine
  • xalan_messages_1_10.dll
  • xalan-c_1_10.dll (by Apache Software Foundation) - Xalan-C++ Version 1.10.0 (Dynamic Link Library for Xalan-C++ Version 1.10.0)
  • xerces-c_2_7.dll (by Apache Software Foundation) - Xerces-C Version 2.7.0 (Shared Library for Xerces-C Version 2.7.0)
  • xsec_1_2_0.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - XML-Security-C - C++ XML Security Library (xsec_1D)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • xams.exe runs as a service named 'Constant Guard Anti-Malware' (ConstantGuardAntiMalwareService).
  • CAAMSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Total Defense Anti-Malware Service' (CAAMSvc).

How do I remove Constant Guard Anti-Malware?

Quickly and completely remove Constant Guard Anti-Malware from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Constant Guard Anti-Malware 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 Constant Guard Anti-Malware, 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 Constant Guard Anti-Malware.

Win 8 67%
Win Vista (SP2) 9%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 56%
Keep it 44%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 67.39%
Windows 7 23.91%
Windows Vista 8.70%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 30.43%
Windows 8.1 26.09%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.74%
Windows 10 Pro 8.70%
Windows Vista Home Basic 4.35%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 51.16%
Dell 25.58%
Acer 9.30%
ASUS 4.65%
Toshiba 4.65%
Gateway 4.65%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 3847 9.30%
Dell Inspiron 660s 4.65%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 4.65%
Acer Aspire E1-531 4.65%
Hewlett-Packard 110-210 4.65%
Gateway SX2841 2.33%

About Comcast

Comcast is the largest cable operator and media conglomerates, home Net service provider in the United States, providing cable tv, broadband Net, phone service and in some areas home security to both residential and commercial customers.
Publisher URL: www.comcast.com


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