How to Remove “cavctx.exe”

What is cavctx.exe?

cavctx.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as CA Antivirus Context Menu Scanner. 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 cybercriminals write different types of malicious programs and name them as cavctx.exe to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to check if your PC is infected with cavctx.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • Browser redirects to unwanted websites
  • PC performance slows down
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • System screen freezes repeatedly

If you find any of the above mentioned symptoms, take the following steps to be sure about the malware infection:

1) Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

2) Go to the process tab and right-click on the cavctx.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then you should take measures to get rid of the malware.

How to remove cavctx.exe malware from system with Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) incorporates antivirus software with unique features like auto-sandboxing to identify and obstruct every suspicious process running on an endpoint with a single click. To remove cavctx.exe malware using CCE, follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Download the CCE suite.

Step 2: To start the application, double-click on the CCE.exe file.

Step 3: It then probes the antivirus to initiate a full system scan to identify and remove any existing malicious files.

Step 4: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 5: Comodo Cleaning Essentials will remove cavctx.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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First Seen: 17 June 2008 at 12:25 pm
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4 Computer Associates International, Inc. Executable 6a77bdd9eecaa03c
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