What is cat.exe and how to fix cat.exe ?

What is cat.exe file ?


Most antivirus programs identify cat.exe as malware—for example Avast identifies it as Win32:Rootkit-gen [Rtk], and McAfee identifies it as RDN/Generic PUP.x.

Follow steps bellow to try fix the problem with cat.exe

1. Use cleanmgr

To run the command cleanmgr :
Press Windows key + Q.
Enter cmd in search box , followed by the combination Ctrl + Shift + Enter to run it as Administrator.
Enter the command cleanmgr and press Enter.

2. Use sfc /scannow

To run the command sfc /scannow :
Press Windows key + Q.
Enter cmd in search box, followed by the combination Ctrl + Shift + Enter to run it as Administrator.
Enter the command sfc /scannow and press Enter.

3. uninstalling programs :

To uninstall unnecessary programs :
Open the Start menu (Press Windows key + X) .
Click the first menu item Programs and Features.
Search unnecessary programs in the list of installed programs, .
Click the software you want to uninstall.

4. using msconfig

To run the command msconfig :
Press Windows key + Q.
Enter cmd in search box, followed by the combination Ctrl + Shift + Enter to run it as Administrator.
Enter the command msconfig and press Enter.

5. Automatic Update

To run the command wuauclt /ShowWindowsUpdate:
Press Windows key + Q.
Enter cmd in search box, followed by the combination Ctrl + Shift + Enter to run it as Administrator.
Enter the command wuauclt /ShowWindowsUpdate and press Enter.

6. Use resmon command

To run the command resmon :
Press Windows key + Q.
Enter cmd in search box, followed by the combination Ctrl + Shift + Enter to run it as Administrator.
Enter the command resmon and press Enter.

7. use DISM.exe

To run the command DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth :
Press Windows key + Q.
Enter cmd in search box, followed by the combination Ctrl + Shift + Enter to run it as Administrator.
Enter the command DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth and press Enter.


cat.exe descriptions


Code Amber Desktop Ticker is a desktop service that displays Amber Alerts. Cat.exe runs the Code Amber Desktop Ticker application. This is not a required application and may be safely removed.;Code Amber Desktop Ticker is a freeware program that sends desktop notifications pertaining to Amber Alerts, a global child abduction alert system that relies of an emergency alert system for broadcasting alerts. This application pulls notifications from the Code Amber server including information pertaining to the description of the child, captor, or captor’s vehicle, etc.;Code Amber is a website founded solely for issuing web-based Amber Alerts. The website was created sometime in the early 2000s and continues to attract thousands of visitors annually.;CAT stands for C ode A mber Desktop T icker;The free file information forum can help you find out how to remove it. If you have additional information about this file, please leave a comment or a suggestion for other users.