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: 06 April 2018 at 8:37 am
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 GNU Executable 8df160ff068c4513
0fe349b36dcc7868
f7f1b9b7
9f3168421cbb754e
d2f5a90b3cce44b9
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 5.3.0.1936 5.3.0.1936 Turkey N/A
2 N/A Executable bd9f80955310905a
bba97c331ad5c2f6
69a88091
a8d1f16af57c3022
174d139486dc976d
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A Brazil N/A
3 N/A Executable 2604f93057464082
0c75d9c7aece996e
ee167688
d4e9e06e11c1f3ab
f310719e618a140a
ApplicUnsaf.
Win32.Joke.S
creenMate
No N/A N/A United Arab Emirates N/A
4 N/A Executable 79bf965dbd9d2006
9411e49280a8a901
be8b0683
2d35ae1763e423c6
b888d5dc0dae3bab
Unclassified
Malware
No N/A N/A China 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 440fdb6ff5885fd9
0b49f15c6feb7c57
7fb5a704
e2663ccfd46ead03
d1710b56ce38c138
No N/A N/A United States
2 N/A Executable bbc26cea5e35752c
a6fe9c7a4cc96011
c472fa18
a2dd6218171c22b4
4aaa706bb3dd7c5b
No N/A N/A 10.108.51.116/32
3 N/A Executable 06e589973c618c7c
106bc23166b716b0
ebb6c4b9
64a7551cad4d8b0e
731e332702f645c3
No N/A N/A 10.224.25.45/32
4 N/A Executable 6ed81b0b419399ff
3275d3c7414d8870
66a9deea
24c7ddf6b54f95af
ad11ed95c86bd2a3
No N/A N/A 10.108.51.194/32
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