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CA eTrust EZ Antivirus

What is CA eTrust EZ Antivirus?  (from Computer Associates)

eTrustTM EZ Antivirus is an award-winning antivirus solution that provides complete protection, detection and elimination of thousands of computer viruses, worms and Trojan horse programs. The easy-to-use interface and frequent automatic updates make it effortless to stay protected, and the small installation file does...  Read more


CA eTrust EZ Antivirus is a software program developed by Computer Associates. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 31 files and is usually about 32.83 MB (34,421,959 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 80% of users of CA eTrust EZ Antivirus come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.my-etrust.com/?lang=en-US
Help link: www3.ca.com/securityadvisor/virusinfo/default.aspx
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ca\etrust internet security suite\etrust ez antivirus
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Internet Security Suite\eTrust EZ Antivirus\cauninst.exe" /u
Estimated size: 32.83 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CA eTrust EZ Antivirus

  • issres.dll - Computer Associates eTrust Internet Security Suite (CA ISS Common Resource Library)
  • cafix.exe - CAFIX by Computer Associates International, Inc. (Computer Associates Software Update Utility)
  • CAV.exe - Computer Associates Antivirus (CA Antivirus GUI)
  • CAVCmd.exe - CA Antivirus Command Line Scanner
  • CAVCtx.exe - CA Antivirus Context Menu Scanner
  • CAVFrm.dll - CA Antivirus Resource Framework
  • CAVProd.dll - CA Antivirus Product Resources
  • CAVRep.exe - CA Antivirus System Report
  • CAVres.dll - CA Antivirus Common Resources
  • CAVRid.exe - CA Antivirus Realtime Infection Report
  • CAVScan.dll - CA Antivirus Scan Engine Interface
  • CAVTray.exe - CA Antivirus System Tray Application
  • driverif.dll - CA Antivirus Realtime Driver Interface
  • iSafe.exe - CA ISafe Service
  • iSafInst.exe - CA ISafe Installer
  • IsafServ.dll - CA ISafe Server DLL
  • issfrm.dll
  • VetMsg.exe - CA Antivirus Realtime Messaging Service
  • autodown.exe - Update Antivirus Application
  • calic.dll - Ca License Management
  • InoScan.dll - eTrust Antivirus
  • ArcLib.dll - InoculateIT
  • ISafeEngine.dll - InoculateIT Anti-Virus Protection
  • ezavlic.dll - Licensing
  • license.dll (by Cheyenne Software Inc Us) - ARCSERVE (Cheyenne License Library)
  • cauninst.exe
  • VetNTMsg.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • VetMsg.exe runs as a service named 'VET Message Service' (VETMSGNT).
  • iSafe.exe runs as a service named 'CAISafe' (CAISafe).
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • CAVTray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CaAvTray' which loads as "C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Internet Security Suite\eTrust EZ Antivirus\CAVTray.exe".
  • CAVRid.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CAVRID' which loads as "C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Internet Security Suite\eTrust EZ Antivirus\CAVRID.exe".

How do I remove CA eTrust EZ Antivirus?

You can uninstall CA eTrust EZ Antivirus 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 eTrust EZ Antivirus, 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 eTrust EZ Antivirus.

Win XP 50%
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 50.00%
Windows 7 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 50.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 50.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.00%
  Brazil 20.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Intel 50.00%
Dell 50.00%

About Computer Associates

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


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