What is CAPPActiveProtection.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the CAPPActiveProtection.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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CAPPActiveProtection.exe file information

The process known as CAPPActiveProtection Application belongs to software CA Internet Security Suite by CA (

Description: CAPPActiveProtection.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The CAPPActiveProtection.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 238,832 bytes (28% of all occurrences), 218,376 bytes, 238,856 bytes or 333,040 bytes. 
It is a file with no information about its developer. The program is not visible. The CAPPActiveProtection.exe file is a Verisign signed file. CAPPActiveProtection.exe is digitally signed. It is not a Windows core file. CAPPActiveProtection.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 29% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with CAPPActiveProtection.exe, you may want to completely remove CA Internet Security Suite (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify CAPPActiveProtection.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as CAPPActiveProtection.exe. Therefore, you should check the CAPPActiveProtection.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

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.
  Frank   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of CAPPActiveProtection.exe: based on 1 vote with 3 user comments. One user suspects danger. 2 users don't grade CAPPActiveProtection.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving CAPPActiveProtection issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with CAPPActiveProtection. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the CAPPActiveProtection.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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