What is MediaCatcher.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the MediaCatcher.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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MediaCatcher.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with MediaCatcher
MediaCatcher.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Replay Media Catcher Application belongs to software MediaCatcher Application or Applian Technologies by Applian Technologies (

Description: MediaCatcher.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. MediaCatcher.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)"—generally C:\Program Files (x86)\Replay Media Catcher\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,943,008 bytes (75% of all occurrences) or 3,263,488 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. MediaCatcher.exe is not a Windows system file. It is certified by a trustworthy company. The MediaCatcher.exe file is able to record keyboard inputs. The process listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 51% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with MediaCatcher.exe, you could ask Customer Support to assist you or uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramApplian Technologies Inc..

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as MediaCatcher.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Mal/Generic-L (detected by Sophos), and Backdoor.Sdbot (detected by Symantec). Therefore, you should check the MediaCatcher.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Best practices for resolving MediaCatcher issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with MediaCatcher. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the MediaCatcher.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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