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What does the CAGlobalLight.exe file do?

The CAGlobalLight.exe process is also known as CIDGlobalLight.exe and is a part of CA Internet Security Suite or, as the case may be, CA Website Inspector. This software is produced by CallingID (www.callingid.com). An obsolete or defective version of CAGlobalLight.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about CAGlobalLight.exe CIDGlobalLight.exe

CAGlobalLight.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. CAGlobalLight.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 392,432 bytes (40% of all these files), 386,488 bytes or, as the case may be, 443,832 bytes.
It has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. CAGlobalLight.exe is capable of transmit information from computer to the Internet. For this reason, 40% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves CAGlobalLight.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.

What do other computer users say about CAGlobalLight?

The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.

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How to uninstall CA Internet Security Suite or CA Website Inspector

CAGlobalLight.exe CIDGlobalLight.exe fix

To remove CIDGlobalLight.exe from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for CA Internet Security Suite or CA Website Inspector in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if CAGlobalLight.exe (CIDGlobalLight.exe) was uninstalled cleanly

After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of CIDGlobalLight.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for CIDGlobalLight.exe or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.

What to do if a program does not uninstall

The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.

Last but not least

If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or CAGlobalLight.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.

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