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What does the CAPPActiveProtection.exe file do?

The CAPPActiveProtection.exe process is also known as CAPPActiveProtection Application and is a part of CA Internet Security Suite. This software is produced by CA (www.ca.com). An obsolete or defective version of CAPPActiveProtection.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 CAPPActiveProtection.exe CAPPActiveProtection Application

CAPPActiveProtection.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file CAPPActiveProtection.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 238,832 bytes (28% of all these files), 218,376 bytes, 238,856 bytes or, as the case may be, 333,040 bytes.
This file contains no information about the producer or the version. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The original file is digitally signed. Check your file. The original file has been signed by a trusted signature authority. This lets you check your copy to see if it is a counterfeit. CAPPActiveProtection.exe was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. CAPPActiveProtection.exe is capable of supervise programs. For this reason, 29% 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 CAPPActiveProtection.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 CAPPActiveProtection?

I do have this Anti-Virus program and it's blocking this address: from accessing the internet.
Jesse Galvan
This file ties up several computers making CA junk.....
System Explorer shows it whilst the system is idleing. Performance I O writes. It was not found in Windows System 32. It was found in C programs CA and checked with Virustotal which I did not understand. Filenet shows the file size as does Virus total and both sizes were about the same so I concluded that the file is not a virus. (further information...)

Summary: However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net

How to uninstall CA Internet Security Suite

CAPPActiveProtection.exe CAPPActiveProtection Application fix

To remove CAPPActiveProtection Application 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 in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if CAPPActiveProtection.exe (CAPPActiveProtection Application) 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 CAPPActiveProtection Application. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for CAPPActiveProtection Application 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 CAPPActiveProtection.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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