How to Remove “cafw.exe”

What is cafw.exe?

cafw.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as CA Personal Firewall Application. It belongs to CA Personal Firewall Application and was developed by CA, Inc. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files. Malware programmers or cybercriminals write different types of malicious programs and name them as cafw.exe to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with cafw.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 cafw.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • cafw.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 cafw.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 cafw.exe malware.

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

Ideally, replacing the existing cafw.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 cafw.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 29 September 2010 at 10:30 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 cladgenius.com Executable 0153bd50c6b2554f
a85b6621667f7e31
d9377a0f
dab6ec72afb7c536
2e718c40d3f669eb
Unclassified
Malware
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 United States N/A
2 N/A Executable a10f9c5b55cdd17f
c7d4716753f33d7a
4386a150
542f93c6f0b45b87
34a846068bcdaa8d
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A United States N/A
3 cladgenius.com Executable 59ea5c9a9bc2ecc6
be07733e3b796901
a0d2e134
180c30eb7b1330b3
d9200b2c68dedfe2
Unclassified
Malware
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 198.20.167.84/32 N/A
4 cladgenius.com Executable a22ef49d3393842b
c83003fef666815d
9c21f502
53154e473437bcd0
35a38a110b4f2a34
Unclassified
Malware
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 United States N/A
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38

Safe Entries

First Seen: 23 June 2008 at 7:56 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 cladgenius.com Executable 6ab86f35a71d1df6
ee68f0765f804ac2
05a25843
4f744d879fd16512
ad73aad52499f08d
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 Internal Submission
2 CA, Inc. Executable 0929279b8bdf2d4b
b299cf41994491e6
0b0826c5
d4e3ee79ae089031
086c0b721cb423ab
Yes Version
9.0.0.64
Version
9.0.0.64
Internal Submission
3 cladgenius.com Executable 45f24259daf93fd8
d22a25f62eddacd9
60250143
2673db80f03126c8
6afaaebb3250f92b
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 Internal Submission
4 cladgenius.com Executable bf9a72c432708b02
a58cebe7e8f651e8
369dfc65
f58b9dfa03ddb313
4f4ede6f44aca50a
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 Internal Submission
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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