What is wcat.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the wcat.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Wcat.exe file information

The process known as Main executable module belongs to software WatchCat by Private.

Description: Wcat.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Wcat.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 93,184 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 89,600 bytes. 
The wcat.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run, User Shell Folders). It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. Wcat.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 75% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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If wcat.exe is located in C:\, the security rating is 76% dangerous. The file size is 224,768 bytes. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program is not visible. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: Run, User Shell Folders). It is not a Windows system file. Wcat.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself and monitor applications.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as wcat.exe. Therefore, you should check the wcat.exe 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

The greatest thing since sliced bread. This program allows you to hide current windows, with any key comand you choose, and helps you surf while at work.
  ITO   (further information)
es un programa que te permite ocultar otros programas que esten corriendo con una simple combinación de teclas que tú mismo eliges. No es para nada peligroso
Es un programita para ocultar del sistema las aplicaciones que no quieras que sean vistas en la barra de tareas (digamos p2p o descargas o msm, etc.) no es peligroso (quizas para las empresas que controlan a su persojas jejejeje)

Summary: Average user rating of wcat.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 3 users think wcat.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving wcat issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with wcat. 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 repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, 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 wcat.exe 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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