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Should I remove CA Secure Socket Adapter?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,305
United States Rank #20,035
Reach 0.0088%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.22 days
242.49 days >
Average installed length: 127.41 days


2.4.0 0.57%
2.3.0 6.32%
2.2.8 6.90%
2.2.7 54.02%
2.2.5 1.72%
2.2.3 21.84%
2.1.32 8.62%

Typically installed together

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CA Secure Socket Adapter

What is CA Secure Socket Adapter?

SSL provides security for your interactions by securing the TCP/IP connection with CA iTechnology iGateway. The Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol ensures that the transfer of sensitive information over the Internet is secure. SSL protects information.


The most used version is 2.2.7, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 29 files and is usually about 7.48 MB (7,843,963 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ca.com
Help link: support.ca.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CA\SC\Csam\SockAdapter\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{25CCFBFE-BDE1-43F8-B078-C9AC89B21AF2}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 7.48 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by CA Secure Socket Adapter

  • ca2_32.dll - CA-Secure Socket Adapter (casock32)
  • casocket_jni.dll - casocket_jni
  • casocktest.exe - casocktest
  • casok32.dll
  • csamadapt.exe - csamadapt
  • csamconfigedit.exe - csamconfigedit
  • csamdependencyinstall.exe - csamdependencyinstall
  • csamenc.dll - csamenc
  • csampmux.exe - csampmux
  • dlogger.dll - DLogger
  • dsasocket.dll - DSASocket Dynamic Link Library
  • log4cplus.dll (by Computer Associates) - log4cplus (log4cplus dll)
  • wsock32.dll
  • libetpki2ssa.dll - libcapki2ssa
  • msvcp71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library)
  • msvcr71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® C Runtime Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • csampmux.exe runs as a service named 'CA Connection Broker' (CA-SAM-Pmux) "Manages Connections made to other applications".

How do I remove CA Secure Socket Adapter?

You can uninstall CA Secure Socket Adapter 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 Secure Socket Adapter, 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 Secure Socket Adapter.

Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.01%
Windows XP 14.94%
Windows 10 7.47%
Windows Vista 0.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 51.72%
Windows 7 Enterprise 21.84%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.94%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 2.30%
Windows 10 Pro 1.72%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.72%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.25% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.25%
  Italy 5.50%
  United Kingdom 5.05%
  Brazil 3.67%
  India 3.67%
  Israel 3.21%
  Mexico 2.75%
  Switzerland 1.83%
  DK 1.83%
  Canada 1.83%
  Singapore 1.38%
  Colombia 1.38%
  Belgium 1.38%
  France 1.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 53.62%
Hewlett-Packard 28.26%
Lenovo 10.87%
Toshiba 3.62%
Intel 2.90%
Acer 0.72%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6430 6.62%
Dell Latitude E6420 5.96%
Dell OptiPlex 7010 2.65%
Dell Latitude E5430 non-v... 2.65%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 1.99%
HP Compaq Elite 8300 SFF 1.99%

Publisher URL: www.ca.com


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