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What does the cavwp.exe file do?

The cavwp.exe process is also known as COMODO Internet Security and is a part of COMODO Internet Security Premium or, as the case may be, COMODO Antivirus. This software is produced by COMODO (www.comodo.com). An obsolete or defective version of cavwp.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 cavwp.exe COMODO Internet Security

cavwp.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. Cavwp.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 455,360 bytes (15% of all these files), 2,503,384 bytes as well as 6 other variants.
This cavwp program does not have a visible window, and does not appear on the taskbar. The cavwp file has a digital signature. This confirms that the producer has been registered with a certificate authority. The cavwp file is not part of the Windows operating system. Cavwp.exe is capable of track other applications as well as record keystrokes. For this reason, 22% 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 cavwp.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 cavwp?

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 COMODO Internet Security Premium or COMODO Antivirus

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To remove COMODO Internet Security 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 COMODO Internet Security Premium or COMODO Antivirus in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if cavwp.exe (COMODO Internet Security) 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 COMODO Internet Security. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for COMODO Internet Security 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 cavwp.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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