What is cavwp.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 cavwp.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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Cavwp.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with cavwp
Cavwp.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as COMODO Internet Security belongs to software COMODO Internet Security or COMODO Internet Security Premium or COMODO Firewall by COMODO (

Description: Cavwp.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Cavwp.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 2,456,792 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 402,640 bytes, 1,857,752 bytes or 1,839,832 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The cavwp.exe file is digitally signed. Cavwp.exe is not a Windows core file. Cavwp.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 31% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
In case you experience problems using cavwp.exe, you can remove the entire program COMODO Internet Security Premium or COMODO Internet Security using Windows Control Panel.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as cavwp.exe. Therefore, you should check the cavwp.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

this is listed as a hidden generic host process also listed as a program and says when pointed at mith mouse admin rights missing also says it monitors all activity these are the files in this folder iys makin me shorten text many more files than i listed This program cannot be run in DOS mode.
It is Comodo Antivirus
Something is really wrong with this exe. Seems I found a lot of fake things impersonating Comodo etc. You can't uninstall or delete this. Not necessary for system.

Summary: Average user rating of cavwp.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks cavwp.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user suspects danger. One user thinks cavwp.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving cavwp issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with cavwp. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 cavwp.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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