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What is catchme?


Catchme.sys is a Windows driver. A driver is a small software program that allows your computer to communicate with hardware or connected devices. This means that a driver has direct access to the internals of the operating system, hardware etc. The free file information forum can help you determine if catchme.sys is a Windows system file or if it belongs to an application that you can trust.

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Catchme.sys file information

The process known as catchme belongs to software catchme or VIPRE Antivirus by unknown.

Description: Catchme.sys is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Catchme.sys is located in an undetermined folder. The file size on Windows 8/7/XP is 0 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/catchme.sys.html 
The driver can be started or stopped from Services in the Control Panel or by other programs. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. Note: File does not exist any longer. There is no detailed description of this service. The file is not a Windows core file. The process is not active. Therefore the technical security rating is 20% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.
If you still experience problems with catchme.sys, you can also do the following:
  1) uninstall the software VIPRE Antivirus using the "Add or Remove Programs" function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Add or Remove Programs)
  2) contact www.GFI.com Customer Service.

Recommended: Identify catchme.sys related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as catchme.sys. Therefore, you should check the catchme.sys process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.

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User Comments

Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Murlo.fhi [Kaspersky Lab]
  Elena   (further information)
It is a hidden service/driver used by ComboFix (a malware remover). Once you have run it and taken care of your malware problem, just remove it from your registry and from windows (catchme.sys).
  CatchMe  
Catchme.sys is neither needed or essential. To test, remove but save the file and do the same with the registry entry. UserComments: "Elena" is currently 100% correct about it's use with Combofix. But, Combofix usually deletes the file after use automatically yet can leave the registry entry behind. Without the file catchme.sys it becomes an incorrect registry entry anyways.
  HKB  

Summary: Average user rating of catchme.sys: based on 5 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks catchme.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users think catchme.sys is dangerous and recommend removing it.


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Best practices for resolving catchme issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with catchme. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the catchme.sys process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.



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