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Should I remove CA Yahoo! Anti-Spy?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
29% remove it71% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,588
United States Rank #7,244
Reach 0.0287%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.83 days
437.46 days >
Average installed length: 229.85 days

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CA Yahoo! Anti-Spy

What is CA Yahoo! Anti-Spy?  (from CA)

CA Yahoo! Anti-Spy is the Yahoo! solution for detecting and removing spyware and adware on your computer. It scans your computer to find spyware and adware and lets you decide what to remove, what to quarantine, and what to ignore. Once CA Yahoo! Anti-Spy is installed on your computer, you can use it to scan and remove...  Read more


CA Yahoo! Anti-Spy is a program developed by CA. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 15.56 MB (16,313,291 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 74% of users of CA Yahoo! Anti-Spy come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.
CA Yahoo! Anti-Spy has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ca yahoo! anti-spy
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\CA Yahoo! Anti-Spy\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 15.56 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CA Yahoo! Anti-Spy

  • PPClean.exe (by Computer Associates Int'l) - PPClean Custom Cleaning Utility

How do I remove CA Yahoo! Anti-Spy?

You can uninstall CA Yahoo! Anti-Spy 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 Yahoo! Anti-Spy (remove only), 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 Yahoo! Anti-Spy.

Win 7 (SP1) 38%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 29%
Keep it 71%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 40.35%
Windows Vista 36.28%
Windows XP 18.76%
Windows 10 4.42%
Windows Server 2003 0.18%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 31.73%
Microsoft Windows XP 18.72%
Windows 7 Professional 3.57%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.21%
Windows 10 Home 3.03%

Distribution by countryGeography

74.03% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 74.03%
  United Kingdom 9.59%
  Germany 5.58%
  Canada 2.06%
  France 1.46%
  Italy 1.46%
  Spain 0.85%
  Indonesia 0.73%
  Australia 0.49%
  India 0.36%
  Taiwan 0.36%
  Austria 0.24%
  Ireland 0.24%
  New Zealand 0.24%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.88%
Hewlett-Packard 25.21%
Acer 16.43%
Toshiba 14.16%
Gateway 3.68%
Sahara 2.83%
American Megatrends 1.70%
Intel 1.42%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 4.09%
TOSHIBA Satellite L505D 4.09%
Acer Aspire M5800/M3800 3.64%
HP G60 Notebook PC 3.18%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.27%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.27%

Publisher URL: www.ca.com


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