How to Remove “caunst.exe”

What is caunst.exe?

caunst.exe is a legitimate executable file developed by Computer Associates International, Inc. This process is known as caunst.exe and it belongs to Setup. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files.

Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of caunst.exe to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

If your system is affected by caunst.exe malware, you will notice one or several of the symptoms below:

  • caunst.exe occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites

To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Windows\System32, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove caunst.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove caunst.exe and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.

2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:

  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.

The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use. 
Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to ensure it does a better job of identifying all the latest threats.

3. Click 'Next' to view the results.

Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

4. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.

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First Seen: 18 March 2009 at 2:25 am
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Version
Product
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1 Computer Associates International, Inc. Executable f5e061715f5dcc5b
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Portugal
2 Computer Associates International, Inc. Executable 04c4f841e527c735
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Yes Version
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3 Computer Associates International, Inc. Executable ec0c38ad9ce96aab
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Yes Version
4.0.0.205
Version
4.0.0.205
Internal Submission
4 Computer Associates International, Inc. Executable ec0c38ad9ce96aab
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