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What is ppctl.dll?

Part of eTrust PestPatrol version 5.0 COM control by CA

What is it?

eTrust PestPatrol version 5 SDK for CA Anti-Spyware, a spyware detection program previously known as PestPatrol. PestPatrol is an anti-malware product, designed to protect a computer system against threats such as adware, spyware and viruses.
Description of ppctl.dll from CA
There is a good chance your computer is infected with spyware. Spyware finds its way onto unsuspecting computers through various hidden methods. Once infected, your PC can get bogged down by hidden processes, unwanted pop ups, web browser hijackers and many other symptoms, and your personal information can be exposed. CA Anti-Spyware finds these nasty pests, then quarantines them, so that your computer will work like expected.
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How is ppctl.dll loaded?

Process Module - ppctl.dll is loaded as a DLL (dynamic link library) module within the process itmrtsvc.exe (eTrust PestPatrol Realtime Protection by CA, Inc.) via run-time dynamic linking.
eTrust PestPatrol version 5.0 COM control is loaded by:

Community

What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.2% of all Boost users have the ppctl.dll file.Of the 0.2% of ppctl.dll users, 20.0% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\common files\scanner\ppctl.dll

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows 7 Home Premium (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: ppctl.dll
Publisher: CA (verified)
Name: eTrust PestPatrol version 5.0 COM control
Description: eTrust PestPatrol version 5 SDK
Version: 5.6.9.8
Size: 801.26 KB
Original file name: ppctl.dll

Digital certificate

Issued to: CA
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 5/14/2006
Expiration date: 5/14/2008

Image hashes

MD5: c27e770204a8b7d92ea69a0179fe42e4
SHA-1: 195a1336492470c7585086c9f4b3f6dd9b0a9941
SHA-256: b5abad23abc85abc6398e2d539c2a3073f207bd3a97af914e29e59b2461748c5

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows GUI
File packed: No
Import Table
advapi32.dll
kernel32.dll
ole32.dll
shell32.dll
shfolder.dll
shlwapi.dll
user32.dll
version.dll
wininet.dll
ws2_32.dll
Export Table
dllcanunloadnow
dllgetclassobject
dllmain
dllregisterserver
dllunregisterserver
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