What is igateway.exe?

The genuine igateway.exe file is a software component of CA iTechnology iGateway by Computer Associates International.
An application server from iTechnology, this program services web interfaces that other companies use for their products. It provides a general web interface and logs event data for that interface into an XML format. CA provides services primarily for business-to-business clients, and iGateway is one of many web serving applications they offer. In business since 1976, CA is based in Islandia, NY.

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 igateway.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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Igateway.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with igateway
Igateway.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as iTechnology Application Server belongs to software CA iTechnology iGateway or SOE CA iTechnology iGateway by CA ( or Computer Associates International (

Description: Igateway.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Igateway.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 106,496 bytes (69% of all occurrences), 98,304 bytes or 117,248 bytes. 
The program is not visible. Igateway.exe is not a Windows core file. The program listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. The software can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 43% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with igateway.exe, you may want to go to the support area of the CA website, make sure that you have installed the latest version or remove the entire program CA iTechnology iGateway or SOE CA iTechnology iGateway using Windows Control Panel.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as igateway.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the igateway.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

It is used to monitor internet activity for 'business productivity'. It is also used against spam and such.
  CTech   (further information)
Provides IIS service for eTrust/Pestpatrol web interface on port 5250.
  Ken McLeod  
CA (Computer Associates) anti-virus executable

Summary: Average user rating of igateway.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 2 users think igateway.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks igateway.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving igateway issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with igateway. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the igateway.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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