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Malware Catcher

Posted: April 29, 2009

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 10
First Seen: July 24, 2009
Last Seen: January 10, 2019
OS(es) Affected: Windows

ScreenshotMalware Catcher is a rogue anti-spyware program that comes from the same group of hackers that created other fake security applications for the family such as Malware Catcher comes from either the malwarecatcher.net website or a Trojan horse infection. If infected with this Trojan, you will get bogus popup messages and security alerts that display notices stating that your PC is infected with parasites. The messages are part of a scam to get you to purchase the full Malware Catcher application.

Malware Catcher is programmed to load at startup of your system. Once Malware Catcher is loaded, it starts to automatically scan your system for malware. Malware Catcher's scan results are phony and should not be trusted. It is possible that Malware Catcher can decrease system performance and potentially harm your system.

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Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

The following files were created in the system:



SetupReleaseXP[1].exe File name: SetupReleaseXP[1].exe
Size: 2.4 MB (2400527 bytes)
MD5: 8a3eca22df5226d8ebf831291785f981
Detection count: 96
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
MC4db2.exe File name: MC4db2.exe
Size: 2.1 MB (2100224 bytes)
MD5: 5a3ee1eb22193d94efa60596ab5b8582
Detection count: 53
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
MC5a22.exe File name: MC5a22.exe
Size: 2.04 MB (2046976 bytes)
MD5: 48aa4ab74c384220adab681f77e5eeb9
Detection count: 31
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
MCd3d4.exe File name: MCd3d4.exe
Size: 2.04 MB (2045952 bytes)
MD5: d6ee606ddd564831355fe7792337546f
Detection count: 25
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
MC53be.exe File name: MC53be.exe
Size: 2.04 MB (2046976 bytes)
MD5: 6296ba949000fa569e5d88d5e32a1125
Detection count: 20
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
MC424f.exe File name: MC424f.exe
Size: 2.04 MB (2043904 bytes)
MD5: b2b80535929740ca7430a090075e3112
Detection count: 13
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
Work[1].exe File name: Work[1].exe
Size: 149.5 KB (149504 bytes)
MD5: 55c9ab15af39f4868a892dfd2e0b9951
Detection count: 10
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
MCatcher.exe File name: MCatcher.exe
Size: 2.12 MB (2124288 bytes)
MD5: 0abee62c5ece7a5a1ac7e71a021e69a2
Detection count: 4
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
ActivatedSetupReleaseXP[1].exe File name: ActivatedSetupReleaseXP[1].exe
Size: 2.4 MB (2403281 bytes)
MD5: a3ced1fd92e160b982be91343de1d058
Detection count: 3
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009

More files

Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

Directory%AppData%\Malware Catcher 2009

Additional Information

The following cookies were detected:
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One Comment

  • Lobhit says:

    When a Cleaner is use it will detect brkoen files in the registry though when a program is install it makes diferent copies in diferent sub folders of the registry so you can manually look for them if you know the file name or program name in the registry window . open registry editor by typing regedit in the registry window click on computer to select it and in the tab edit click Find and type the name of the program or file tyopu are looking for the when you delete press F3 to continue to look furter more until no more copies of the file or program is found, though I must tell you this is very delicate process and you should know exactly what you R looking for otherwise you may make it worse. so I sujest if the CCleaner have a way to back up the registry . do it before you start deletions of registry values.