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What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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VersionDistribution 33.33% 66.67%

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CA Anti-Virus Plus


CA Anti-Virus Plus is a program developed by CA. The most used version is, 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 installer includes 80 files and is usually about 90.83 MB (95,242,815 bytes). AMS_Update.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 7 (SP1). While about 88% of users of CA Anti-Virus Plus come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.my-etrust.com/Redirect/router.aspx?OEM=&prod=AM&app=inclient&lang=en&date=1291063080&link_id=1&dest=homepage&lic=&nodeID=222dbd71-32b8-4dee-9ca5-c3b11310618e|56-63-13-cb-dc-b6|44167535|ES06210320|JICHI-PC|INVALID&ver=
Help link: www.my-etrust.com/Redirect/router.aspx?OEM=&prod=AM&app=inclient&lang=en&date=1291063080&link_id=1&dest=main_support&lic=&nodeID=222dbd71-32b8-4dee-9ca5-c3b11310618e|56-63-13-cb-dc-b6|44167535|ES06210320|JICHI-PC|INVALID&ver=
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Virus Plus
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\caunst.exe" /u /product=am
Estimated size: 90.83 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CA Anti-Virus Plus

  • caamimages.dll - CA Internet Security Suite (CA AM Image Resources)
  • caamscanner.exe - CA Anti-Virus Plus Scanner (CA Anti-Virus Plus scanner)
  • caam.exe - CA Anti-Virus Plus
  • caambl.dll - CA AMBL
  • caamrid.exe
  • ccidprod.dll - CA Anti-Virus Plus Product Library
  • caamconst.dll - CA Security Suite (CA AM Resources)
  • caamresource.dll
  • arclib.dll - VET Arclib
  • vete.dll - Vet (CA Anti-Malware Protection)
  • xsec_1_2_0.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - XML-Security-C - C++ XML Security Library (xsec_1D)
  • icudt34.dll (by IBM and others) - International Components for Unicode (ICU Data DLL)
  • icuin34.dll (by IBM and others) - IBM ICU I18N DLL
  • icuio34.dll - IBM ICU I/O DLL
  • icule34.dll - IBM ICU Layout DLL
  • iculx34.dll - IBM ICU Layout Extensions DLL
  • icuuc34.dll - IBM ICU Common DLL
  • isafe.exe (by Computer Associates International) - Computer Associates Antivirus (CA ISafe Service)
  • isafinst.exe (by Computer Associates International) - CA ISafe Installer
  • isafinst64.exe
  • isafserv.dll - CA ISafe Server 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)
  • AMS_Update.dll - Anti-Malware SDK (CA Anti-Malware Update helper library.)
  • MalwareAPI.dll - CA Anti-Malware API library.
  • CAUConfig.dll - CAUpdate (Update and Patch Distribution)
  • CAUConnect.dll
  • CAUMessage.dll
  • CAUpdate.dll
  • crux_1_0.dll - Crux (Crux library)
  • cruxcrypto_1_0.dll - crux crypto library
  • icutest.dll
  • icutu34.dll
  • libeay32.dll
  • libetpki_openssl_crypto.dll
  • xalan_messages_1_10.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • isafe.exe runs as a service named 'CAISafe' (CAISafe).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • caamrid.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'caamrid' which loads as C:\Program Files\CA\CA Internet Security Suite\CA Anti-Virus Plus\caamrid.exe.

How do I remove CA Anti-Virus Plus?

You can uninstall CA Anti-Virus Plus 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program CA Anti-Virus Plus, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Plus.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

87.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.50%
  Australia 12.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 33.33%
Apple 33.33%
Acer 33.33%
Common models
LENOVO Lenovo H320 10044 33.33%
Apple Inc. MacBookPro7,1 33.33%
Acer Aspire 5742Z 33.33%

Publisher URL: www.ca.com


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