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3% remove it97% keep it
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VersionDistribution 100.00%

CA eTrust PestPatrol Anti-Spyware


CA eTrust PestPatrol Anti-Spyware is a software program developed by Computer Associates. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The setup package generally installs about 14 files and is usually about 17.33 MB (18,172,799 bytes). The installed file ppdoupdate.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 75% of users of CA eTrust PestPatrol Anti-Spyware come from the United States, it is also popular in BF and YE.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.my-etrust.com/?lang=en-US
Help link: www.pestpatrol.com/Support/default.asp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Internet Security Suite\eTrust PestPatrol Anti-Spyware\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Internet Security Suite\eTrust PestPatrol Anti-Spyware\cauninst.exe" /u
Estimated size: 17.33 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by CA eTrust PestPatrol Anti-Spyware

  • cavres.dll - Computer Associates eTrust Internet Security Suite (CA ISS Common Resource Library)
  • ppctl.dll - eTrust PestPatrol version 5.0 COM control (eTrust PestPatrol version 5 SDK)
  • cavprod.dll - Computer Associates Anti-Spyware (CA Anti-Spyware Product Resources)
  • cavfrm.dll - Computer Associates Antivirus (CA Antivirus Resource Framework)
  • calic.dll - Ca License Management
  • PestPatrol5.exe - eTrust PestPatrol (eTrust PestPatrol main graphical user interface)
  • PPActiveDetection.exe - eTrust PestPatrol background protection application
  • ppdoupdate.exe - eTrust PestPatrol Update utility
  • ppv5consumercl.exe - eTrust PestPatrol command line scanner
  • PPV5Updater.exe - eTrust PestPatrol Updater
  • ezavlic.dll - Licensing
  • cauninst.exe
  • license.dll (by Cheyenne Software Inc Us) - ARCSERVE (Cheyenne License Library)
  • ShFolder.Exe (by Microsoft) - Microsoft(R) Windows (R) 2000 Operating System (Win32 Cabinet Self-Extractor)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • PPActiveDetection.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'eTrustPPAP' which loads as "C:\Program Files\CA\eTrust Internet Security Suite\eTrust PestPatrol Anti-Spyware\PPActiveDetection.exe".

How do I remove CA eTrust PestPatrol Anti-Spyware?

Quickly and completely remove CA eTrust PestPatrol Anti-Spyware 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 eTrust PestPatrol Anti-Spyware 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 eTrust PestPatrol Anti-Spyware, 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 eTrust PestPatrol Anti-Spyware.

Win 7 (SP1) 43%
Win XP 14%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 42.86%
Windows 10 42.86%
Windows XP 14.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 14.29%
Windows 7 Professional 14.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.29%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.29%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

75.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 75.00%
  BF 8.33%
  YE 8.33%
  Poland 8.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Samsung 33.33%
Toshiba 16.67%
Dell 16.67%
Alienware 16.67%
Acer 16.67%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L850-D7... 16.67%
Samsung RV408/RV508 16.67%
Samsung 905S3G/906S3G/915... 16.67%
Packard Bell imedia S3720 16.67%
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 16.67%
ATI___ AWRDACPI 16.67%

About Computer Associates

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


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