Author Topic: CACHEAGENT.EXE  (Read 3989 times)

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« on: July 19, 2010, 02:14:23 PM »
I am now using Avast 5.0594 and when I run a program called PowerDirector which is a video editor it often consumes all available memory. At that point I get a popup warning message referring to CACHEAGENT.EXE  The program does NOT crash, so it seems to be a temporary situation.

When I Google the name I find its related to Avast.

Can anyone tell me what its doing and is there a problem?


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« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2010, 12:17:47 PM »
Added detail.  Twice now I got the message CES_CacheAgent Application has stopped, during rendering of large movies. In searching Google again I find this below - If its a virus would Avast not find it surely?

File Behavior
AVAST!CACHEAGENT.EXE has been seen to perform the following behavior:

The Process is packed and/or encrypted using a software packing process
Writes to another Process's Virtual Memory (Process Hijacking)
This Process Deletes Other Processes From Disk
This process creates other processes on disk
Can communicate with other computer systems using HTTP protocols
Executes a Process
Copies files
Injects code into other processes
Found on infected systems and resists interrogation by security products
AVAST!CACHEAGENT.EXE has been the subject of the following behavior:

Created as a new Background Service on the machine
Created as a process on disk
Executed as a Process
Has code inserted into its Virtual Memory space by other programs
Added as a Service in the System Registry Current Control Set
Terminated as a Process
Copied to multiple locations on the system


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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2010, 12:21:26 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: July 20, 2010, 12:37:13 PM »
I don't think this file is related to avast, at least it's not on my machine...
Which version of avast do you use..? What's your OS..?
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« Reply #4 on: July 20, 2010, 03:24:56 PM »

Avast 5.0594

Vista Home Basic w all Windows updates

I ran the malwarebytes full scan - nothing but a few adware registry entries. I had cleaned using SpyBot just about mid June

Thanks,  Still no wiser about CES_CacheAgent