What is the Catcher.dll component needed for?Simply stated, a DLL file is an unnamed executable file. It cannot be directly invoked, but it can be called by any executable Windows program.
The Catcher.dll process is also known as Catcher.dll Module or, as the case may be, IECatcher Module and is a part of Catcher Module or, as the case may be, ReGet Add-On For HTTPS. This software is produced by ReGet Software (www.reget.com). An obsolete or defective version of Catcher.dll can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Catcher.dll Module has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Catcher.dll Module has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Catcher.dll has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module Catcher.dll. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about Catcher.dll Catcher.dll Module
Catcher.dll is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. The file Catcher.dll is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files\Public Documents" (often C:\Program Files\Common Files\ReGet Shared\).
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 294,964 bytes (58% of all these files), 544,768 bytes as well as 5 other variants.
This DLL file is a browser plug-in. This could mean that your Internet Explorer has been given additional useful capabilities. However, not all such plug-ins are worthwhile. Some just display advertisements or surreptitiously change your browser settings. The unique identifer of the browser plug-in is 16664845-0E00-11D2-8059-000000000000 or, as the case may be, FFF4E223-7019-4ce7-BE03-D7D3C8CCE884. The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The Catcher file can analyze your Internet behavior, since it acts like an Internet Explorer plug-in. For this service - unlike Windows' own system services - there is no good description available. It is no part of Microsoft Windows. Catcher.dll is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 66% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
A Catcher.dll file has a 59% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". In this case, the file size is usually 528,384 bytes. There is no internal description of the file. This Catcher.dll process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. It can analyze your Internet behavior, since it acts like an Internet Explorer plug-in. This file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. Catcher.dll is capable of log keyboard entries.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves Catcher.dll. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about Catcher?
|The RegGet! plugin for MSIE, RegGet is a download accelerator. So: not dangerous ;) |
|Seems to monitor surfing to add any DL's to ReGet. Seems harmless but could be used as exploit. |
|no problem only use reget is a accelerator |
|it installs several spyware programs on your computer on startup |
|Monitoring and/or 'catching' of entered URLs is an optional component of Reget downloader. You can disable this option through Reget preferences menus. If this "spy" disabled (as mine is), it should not need to be in the process list at all. |
Summary: 9 users judge Catcher.dll to be an essential file that should not be touched. One user considers it harmless. However, 2 users consider this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. For this reason, 3 users have already deleted Catcher.dll. source: file.net
How to uninstall Catcher Module or ReGet Add-On For HTTPS
To remove Catcher.dll Module from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Catcher Module or ReGet Add-On For HTTPS in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if Catcher.dll (Catcher.dll Module) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Catcher.dll Module. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Catcher.dll Module or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or Catcher.dll is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.