Do you know what Malware Catcher is?
Malware Catcher is a fake anti-spyware program that comes from the same authors as Virus Melt and Virus Sweeper. Malware Catcher, just like Virus Melt and Virus Sweeper, performs various tasks to get computer users to purchase a full version of the rogue application. Malware Catcher, once installed, will start to scan your system and display fake results. Also, you may get bogus popup messages that could lead to redirecting you to a malicious website to purchase Malware Catcher. Malware Catcher may come from a Trojan infection or directly from the www.malwarecatcher.net website.
In non-techie terms:
Do not ever purchase Malware Catcher under any circumstances. Malware Catcher is not able to remove or detect malware. Malware Catcher could slow down the performance of your computer or potentially cause damage. It is best to remove Malware Catcher before any of this happens.
Aliases: Malware Catcher, MalwareCatcher.
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Malware Catcher Automatic Removal Instructions
Malware Catcher Manual Removal Instructions
This manual removal method is for techie computer users. Malware Catcher manual removal may be difficult and time consuming to remove. There's no guarantee that Malware Catcher will be removed completely. So read the Malware Catcher removal steps carefully and good luck.
Before you start: Close all programs and Internet browsers. Also back up your computer in case you make a mistake and your computer stops working.
- Uninstall Malware Catcher Program
Click on Start > Settings > Control Panel > Double-click on Add/Remove Programs. Search for and uninstall Malware Catcher if found.
- If your homepage has been changed, go to Start > Control Panel > Internet Options > click on the General > click Use Default under Home Page. Add the your desired default homepage, then click Apply > click OK. Open a new web browser to check that you have your desired default homepage.
- Remove Malware Catcher Directories.
To find Malware Catcher directories, go to Start > My Computer > Local Disk (C:) > Program Files > Show the contents of this folder.
Search and delete the following Malware Catcher directories:
C:\Program Files\Malware Catcher
Right-click on the Malware Catcher folder and select Delete.
A message will appear saying 'Are you sure you want to remove the folder Malware Catcher and move all its contents to the Recycle Bin?', click Yes.
Another message will appear saying 'Renaming, moving or deleting Malware Catcher could make some programs not work. Are you sure you want to do this?', click Yes.
- To remove Malware Catcher icons on your Desktop, drag and drop them to the Recycle Bin.
You've completed the Malware Catcher manual removal instructions!
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Disclaimer: This article is for educational purposes. By using this information you agree to be bound by the disclaimer. There's no guarantee that Malware Catcher will be completely removed from your computer. Seek professional help if your computer continues to experience problems.