Other than what I've read on their site, I've never heard of vCatch
is supposed to be an anti-virus application, put out by MinuteGroup
The free version appears to be adware:
Free of advertisements! (Full version only)
Personally, I don't care for adware products, as there are a lot of free programs, that don't include adware, that work just as good, if not better.
Have you looked in Add/Remove Programs for a vCatch
entry, and tried to remove it from there?
If you can't remove it from there, I suggest you post a HijackThis log for examination.
If you post a log, add a link back to this thread, so the one helping you will have a little history about your problem.
Here's how to post a log:
Read How to post a HijackThis Log
. Please read, and follow, all directions carefully.
Then, run a log, and post it in the HJT forum, at this link
. Do not
, fix anything, yet.
A member, of the HJT Team, will help you out.
It may take a while to get a response, because the HJT Team are very busy. Please
, be patient, these people are volunteers. They will help you out, as soon as possible
Once you have made the post, please
, DO NOT
make another post in the HJT forum, until it has been responded to by a member of the HJT Team. The first thing they look for, when looking for logs to reply to, is 0 replies
. If you make another post, there will be 1 reply
. The team member, glancing over the replies, might assume someone is already helping you out, and will not respond. So, just make your post, and let it sit there, until a team member responds. This way you will be taken care of, in the most timely manner.
The reason a²
's spyware scanner don't catch the same thing is because different scanners have different ways of detecting problems.
That's why it's a good idea to have several spyware scanners.
What one misses, hopefully the others will catch.
As far as PC-cillin
's virus scanner taking a long time to run a scan, that isn't unusual for a good antivirus.
Running it in Safe Mode should cut down, some, on your scan time.
In fact, it's a good idea to run all of your security apps in Safe Mode.
If you do decide to go with a different AV, there are some good free ones listed in this thread.Freeware replacements for common commercial apps
Your Outlook Express starting slow could also be associated with vCatch
Let us know how everything turns out.