25,198,259 programs installed

Should I remove CA Pest Patrol Realtime Protection?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
45% remove it55% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Fair
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,128
United States Rank #1,660
Reach 0.1733%
(Not enough data to show 30 day installation trends)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 41.39 days
1138.19 days >
Average installed length: 598.03 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
001.001.0034 99.16%
001.001.0024 0.67%
001.001.0013 0.17%

CA Pest Patrol Realtime Protection

What is CA Pest Patrol Realtime Protection?

CA Pest Patrol Realtime Protection comes bundled with Comcast constant guard. PestPatrol Real-time consumer interface for CA Anti-Spyware, a spyware detection program previously known as PestPatrol. PestPatrol is an anti-malware product, designed to protect a computer system against threats such as adware, spyware and viruses.

Overview

CA Pest Patrol Realtime Protection is a software program developed by Computer Associates. The most common release is 001.001.0034, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 programs's main executable is ITMRTSVC.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 32.04 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 22 files and is usually about 21.09 MB (22,119,363 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 100% of users of CA Pest Patrol Realtime Protection come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and IS.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ca.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CA\PPRT\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{F05A5232-CE5E-4274-AB27-44EB8105898D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 21.09 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by CA Pest Patrol Realtime Protection

Program executable:ITMRTSVC.exe
Name:eTrust PestPatrol Realtime Protection
eTrust PestPatrol Real-time service
Path:C:\Program Files\CA\PPRT\bin\ITMRTSVC.exe
MD5:54f694c6cd3a1149ba3a8bdacc83badc
eTrust PestPatrol Real-time service for CA Anti-Spyware, a spyware detection program previously known as PestPatrol. PestPatrol is an anti-malware product, designed to protect a computer system against threats such as adware, spyware and...
Additional files:
  • ppclean.exe - PPClean Custom Cleaning Utility
  • CALogDump.exe (by CA) - eTrust PestPatrol Realtime Protection (Log file writer)
  • ITMRT_SupportDiagnostics.exe
  • ITMRT_TRACE.exe (by CA) - Control eTrust PestPatrol Real-time tracing
  • ITMRTSVC.exe (by CA) - eTrust PestPatrol Real-time service

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Service
  • ITMRTSVC.exe runs as a service named 'CA Pest Patrol Realtime Protection Service' (ITMRTSVC) "Service component for CA Pest Patrol Realtime Protection".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

ITMRTSVC.exe
Memory:32.04 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002473308%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002372%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00022361%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:62,181
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:2
70 average
I/O reads/min:16.65 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:16.26 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove CA Pest Patrol Realtime Protection?

Quickly and completely remove CA Pest Patrol Realtime Protection 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 Pest Patrol Realtime Protection 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 Pest Patrol Realtime Protection, 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 Pest Patrol Realtime Protection.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 45%
Keep it 55%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.31%
Windows Vista 19.90%
Windows XP 8.43%
Windows 8 2.36%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 60.51%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 18.14%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.14%
Windows 7 Professional 5.25%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.37%
Windows Vista Home Basic 1.02%

Distribution by countryGeography

99.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 99.71%
  Germany 0.10%
  IS 0.10%
  United Kingdom 0.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 41.65%
Dell 24.06%
Toshiba 10.05%
Acer 8.62%
Gateway 3.95%
ASUS 3.77%
Lenovo 2.33%
Sony 1.62%
GIGABYTE 1.26%
Sahara 0.72%
Samsung 0.72%
Intel 0.54%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.33%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.15%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 1.61%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 1.61%
HP G60 Notebook PC 1.43%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.43%

About Computer Associates

CA Technologies (Computer Associates International) is an independent application provider.
Publisher URL: www.ca.com

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Ms Fuss Budgetover a year ago
I'm running Windows XP. I haven't a clue where this came from... but something is making my computer slower... so I've just found it in the ad or remove programs section of my control panel... I had a delay in logging off not too long ago where the computer reported that the Comcast Spy something-something didn't want to shut... force close or not... anyway, that's what I thought it said as it flashed by me... Anyway, seems I'm not typical user, except for the fact that I'm in the USA...