How to Remove “CAV.exe”

What is CAV.exe?

CAV.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as CAV. It belongs to Computer Associates Antivirus and was developed by Computer Associates International, Inc. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files. Malware programmers or cyber criminals write different types of malicious programs and name it as CAV.exe to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with CAV.exe malware?      

Each malware is different and causes unique problems to the system. You will notice one or several of the following symptoms if your system is infected with CAV.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • CAV.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • System performance is very low
  • Browser is redirected to some strange websites
  • Interference of annoying popup ads
  • Other malwares infiltrate into the system

To further establish the malware infection, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the CAV.exe and open the file location

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then it is likely that the system is affected with CAV.exe malware.

How to remove CAV.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Ideally, replacing the existing CAV.exe file on your computer with a different version procured from the internet is advisable. To remove the file using Comodo's trusted and effective antivirus software, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download the award-winning Comodo Free Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Once the Installation is Finished, restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove CAV.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!
 

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 14 October 2011 at 2:39 pm
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 379d6b4f5923666c
6405ae8cf3eb64dc
9c0ea176
28df21e45a4e57c1
203e07e721147bb8
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Poland N/A
2 N/A Executable a1be3e784748fc90
73c3454d58e1cb22
b9f0acf1
3005d692b3701ce3
282830e6cec58360
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.A
No N/A N/A Italy N/A
3 N/A Executable 0a618c9a336baf23
6dd8f1d3f8c68f7e
1e9d6236
ee444e4e8c4ec58e
9acf8ee95a223b28
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Brazil N/A
4 N/A Executable 6677e3d28cc64146
7e436d8279645f27
1d1df5b5
836531f4bcb4bfc0
451277d3005bd278
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Brazil N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 16 June 2008 at 4:52 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 7c3361cb4b1f49dd
964e1632101bff8b
b47c81cd
6f4fa209d132694f
7a8ce9a4ab654af4
No N/A N/A Australia
2 N/A Executable 44b3c62a67a2b5ba
ac04d882f3fe2e28
435045ca
16ed8f4b45c93fef
d345cb37d9d4a188
Yes N/A N/A 198.20.167.84/32
3 Computer Associates International, Inc. Executable 5e1439cbca6502da
6ea31342098d8faf
7124b4dd
3ead06311305b19e
d46b1b5e3c474308
Yes Version
11.0.6.7
Version
11.0.6.7
10.224.1.116/32
4 N/A Executable 7c3361cb4b1f49dd
964e1632101bff8b
b47c81cd
6f4fa209d132694f
7a8ce9a4ab654af4
No N/A N/A 10.224.1.22/32
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