CA Antivirus is one of the bets Anti-Virus software available in the market these days and is being trusted by many. CA is a product by Computer Associates which is a name in computing industry for years. This Anti-Virus is good one because it carries a lot in itself. It has a built in Firewall, an Anti-Malware and an Anti-Spyware along with the basic Anti-Virus. Moreover the new version of CA which is CA Antivirus Plus is coming pre-installed in many new notebooks that have been launched these days. CA Anti-Virus plus offers some very advanced features of Virus cleaning and safeguarding against Virus, Spywares, Trojans, Worms and other online threats. It also has new feature for automatically scanning the USB drives which are common mode of carrying and sharing data. Despite so many features this Anti-Virus has very small foot print on memory and doesn’t make the computer sluggish by capturing all the resources by it. But again every good thing has some bad aspects as well. CA at times becomes over protective and stops the genuine and legitimate data. It frustrates the user when the important mail he sent didn’t go through and is still lying in outbox or when the mail came but the important attachment was missing or when you cannot connect to the game server or when you cannot share data on the network. It becomes frustrating and if you have good knowledge of the communication ports and exceptions then you can deal with it easily else you will end up making a decision to get rid of it and re-install it or get a new one.
In this post I will let you know the simple steps to remove the CA Anti-Virus from your computer in the simplest way.
Open Start menu and then click on Run. In Run type MSCONFIG and press Enter.
Once you have the System Configuration Utility Window open, click on the Startup Tab and then uncheck all the CA entries. Click on Apply.
Click on the Services Tab and then uncheck all the CA entries from here as well. Click on OK and then restart your computer.
This helps in stopping all the processes to be in the memory for smooth removal
Open Start menu and then the Control Panel.
In Control Panel open Programs and Features and then wait for the list to populate.
Once the list is populated by all the programs installed on your machine, select the CA Antivirus and then click on Uninstall.
Follow the instructions given by the wizard to complete the removal process and restart the computer when prompted.
By following the above steps you can successfully remove the CA Anti-Virus from your machine, but make sure that you don’t leave it this way – either re-install CA fresh on it if you wish or install any other security software immediately.