How to Remove “cat.exe”

What is cat.exe?

cat.exe is a legitimate file. This process is known as cat.exe. It belongs to software cat. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files. The malware programmers or cyber criminals write different types of malicious programs and name it as cat.exe  to damage the software and hardware.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with cat.exe malware?       

Malicious authors try to infect the systems with different types of malicious programs. Each form of malicious software is designed to infect the system that creates different issues and impact on the system. One can notice the following changes once the system is infected with cat.exe malware

  • If the internet connection fluctuation is high 
  • If the cat.exe file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • If the system performance is very low
  • If the system is redirected to some strange websites 
  • If the system is getting some annoying popup ads 
  • If the system freezes quiet often
  • If it invites other malware to infect and damage the system and exploits the same to collect the user private informaton

When one of these happens then you can be sure that your system is infected with setup.exe  malware. To confirm that go to task manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del and go to the process tab and right click on the cat.exe  and open the location, if the location is subfolder C:\Program Files files then the system is not affected by cat.exe , if the location is somewhere else then the system is affected by cat.exe  malware.

How to remove cat.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Ideally, replacing the existing cat.exe file on your computer with a different version procured from the Internet is advisable. To remove the file using Comodo's trusted and effective antivirus software, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download the award-winning Free Comodo Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: After network detection is complete, press “Close” button for a scan window.

Step 4: Restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove cat.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 05 June 2017 at 12:32 am
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Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
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0a33fe1638be4f0a
Virus.Win32.
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No N/A N/A United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 24 November 2008 at 9:38 am
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Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
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No N/A N/A United States
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3efc014de8c49a55
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0f4e89e8
534d7f1132a4062f
3e4e2c5385f0cca5
No N/A N/A United States
4 N/A Executable a21faccf8df913e7
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No N/A N/A United States
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