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: 08 August 2018 at 9:22 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 TODO: Executable 58f7ddee68c7ecfb
36ff2bc74a9493b9
42d519b8
9644cd64cd355b70
974ac9bd551e1cba
TrojWare.Win
32.TrojanDro
pper.Addrop.
CJ
No 1.0.0.1 1.0.0.1 Ethiopia N/A
2 N/A Executable 2604f93057464082
0c75d9c7aece996e
ee167688
d4e9e06e11c1f3ab
f310719e618a140a
ApplicUnsaf.
Win32.Joke.S
creenMate
No N/A N/A United Arab Emirates N/A
3 N/A Executable 8b5c5feaf05be8a4
4248f2b523d777c8
68c07cff
48dd032dd66c76c9
5ad38f608f304efb
Unclassified
Malware
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 Russian Federation N/A
4 TODO: Executable 0c57cc71d3216539
95252ae080fffb3e
99acb8ce
714d16a2e0d5311f
c1ee148a127de848
TrojWare.Win
32.TrojanDro
pper.Addrop.
CJ
No 1.0.0.1 1.0.0.1 196.190.96.66/32 N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 24 November 2008 at 9:38 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable 06e589973c618c7c
106bc23166b716b0
ebb6c4b9
64a7551cad4d8b0e
731e332702f645c3
No N/A N/A 10.224.25.45/32
2 N/A Executable 47019fe09361abf6
a8529c65dd174010
f26ed450
3ee4dee323e82718
ee70f4afff6689b8
No N/A N/A 10.224.25.43/32
3 N/A Executable bbc26cea5e35752c
a6fe9c7a4cc96011
c472fa18
a2dd6218171c22b4
4aaa706bb3dd7c5b
No N/A N/A 10.224.25.45/32
4 N/A Executable ab63185027e4c37c
0d6f827318998e05
209216cb
1fc0bc16112507fc
18ebe3da57101225
No N/A N/A United States
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