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What is the CLBCatQ.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 CLBCatQ.DLL process is also known as COM+ Configuration Catalog and is a part of Microsoft Windows Operating System or, as the case may be, COM Services. This software is produced by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com). An obsolete or defective version of CLBCatQ.DLL can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about CLBCatQ.DLL COM+ Configuration Catalog

CLBCatQ.DLL is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file CLBCatQ.DLL is found in the C:\Windows\System32 directory. Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 498,688 bytes (37% of all these files), 523,776 bytes as well as 6 other variants.
This so-called dynamic link library (DLL) contains all the functions that have been transferred to a separate file. These transferred functions are available not only to this particular program, but can also be used by other applications. The application does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The service has no characteristics or description of its own. This is unusual. The file was developed by a so-called third party provider - and not by Microsoft. The original file was created by Microsoft. The file itself can therefore be considered trustworthy. It can read anything that you enter on the keyboard. For this reason, 59% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.

A CLBCatQ.DLL file has a 65% certainty of being dangerous if it is found in a subdirectory of C:\Windows. In this case, the file size is usually 522,240 bytes (76% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 523,776 bytes. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. There is no concrete documentation available for this service. The CLBCatQ file is not part of the Windows operating system. The original file by Microsoft is digitally signed. So please check the file on your computer. The CLBCatQ file can read anything that you enter on the keyboard.

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 CLBCatQ.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 CLBCatQ?

clbcatq.dll is spywhere or virus
Likely related to COM+ in Windows - KB246499 (further information...)
Mike Smith-Lonergan
it is the dll file of Com+ catalog (further information...)
It is the COM library housing the Control List Box. It is accompanied with two other libraries: CLB.dll and CLBCatEx.dll
M. I. Soboute

Summary: 5 users judge CLBCatQ.DLL to be an essential file that should not be touched. 2 users consider it harmless. For this reason, 2 users have already deleted CLBCatQ.DLL. source: file.net

How to uninstall the program or COM Services

CLBCatQ.DLL  COM+ Configuration Catalog fix

To remove COM+ Configuration Catalog from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for the program or COM Services in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if CLBCatQ.DLL (COM+ Configuration Catalog) 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 COM+ Configuration Catalog. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for COM+ Configuration Catalog 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 CLBCatQ.DLL is causing problems for you, a good Registry Cleaner 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.

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