How to Remove “cavtray.exe”

What is cavtray.exe?

Originally developed by Computer Associates, Inc., cavtray.exe is a legitimate file process. This process is known as CA Antivirus System Tray Application and it belongs to Computer Associates Antivirus. It is located in C:\Program Files by default. cavtray.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after cavtray.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

How to determine if your computer is infected with cavtray.exe malware?

Look out for these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with cavtray.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • cavtray.exe occupies extra CPU space
  • PC processing speed slows down
  • Browser often redirects to irrelevant websites
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes repeatedly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible cavtray.exe malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files, perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

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

Step 1: Download our award-winning 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: Restart your PC after the installation gets over

Step 5: Wait for Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

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

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

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 30 September 2010 at 4:05 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Computer Associates International, Inc. Executable 78b44022983b34fc
6eff11fd693c153a
e4cb144f
0ca2b8b36f6e6b7a
778788d66947bbab
EmailWorm.Wi
n32.Runonce.
~v001
Yes Version
11.0.7.7
Version
11.0.7.7
Pakistan N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 21 July 2008 at 3:08 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Computer Associates International, Inc. Executable ff64689aab011fb5
3e4276c197bea18e
0cf8a4a5
ab8e2ad8bac36011
b1e8eed96b6085ff
Yes Version
11.0.5.3
Version
11.0.5.3
Internal Submission
2 Computer Associates International, Inc. Executable 35006750b761a138
980fe94205c5bade
55c62e0c
69088574a59c6ca8
993a265e15f43e4f
Yes Version
11.0.8.1
Version
11.0.8.1
Egypt
3 Computer Associates International, Inc. Executable 6a01c8eb753daa63
84b11a9e8e1740d0
16830a4b
c1c4c2e52afac8c3
33029dd62fd33bbf
Yes Version
11.0.8.1
Version
11.0.8.1
United States
4 Computer Associates International, Inc. Executable 62acd7cbb1bf73f4
8a19f7f389e3ba32
b6c91b70
41b20b9d41d9f345
0d7acca6a28a9e65
Yes Version
11.0.6.7
Version
11.0.6.7
United States
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  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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