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 10/8/7/XP is 0 bytes. 
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 18% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you still experience problems with catchme.sys, you can also do the following:
  1) uninstall the software VIPRE Internet Security or VIPRE Antivirus using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program)
  2) contact Customer Service [1][2].

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.


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.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.
The catchme.sys he created, when you run the program ComboFix You can check it for evidence

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of catchme.sys: based on 7 votes with 4 user comments. One user thinks catchme.sys is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. 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 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.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: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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