How to Remove Kitty.exe Virus Completely

Here is how to remove Kitty.exe virus infection from computer

Just a couple of days ago we tackled a program named Cat.exe. Here comes the Kitty.exe infection. Like the previous cat inspired parasite, this one is a complete pest. It’s been classified as a Trojan horse, A.K.A one of the most dangerous types of viruses. Trojans are famous for being stealthy as well as aggressive. Hence, to say that you’re stuck with quite a problematic virus, would be an understatement. The only kind of virus more worrisome than a Trojan horse is ransomware. Ransomware manifests its presence right away, though. It starts encrypting files, modifies your desktop wallpaper, drops ransom notes. Trojans pretty much work in silence. That means you could spend a good while having no clue your device is compromised. The parasite will use all that time to wreak havoc. It is lurking somewhere on your PC system causing trouble as we speak. Needless to say, you have to take measures ASAP. Such a secretive infection shouldn’t be tolerated. Don’t overlook the huge threat this parasite poses to both your safety and privacy. Trojans’ malicious glory is well-deserved. Even though the name Kitty.exe isn’t exactly the most threatening one, this thing is vicious. It makes a whole bunch of changes in your computer settings. None of them involves your permission in any way. After all, this is an infection. Its very last purpose is to take care of your preferences. The Kitty.exe virus modifies your system registry behind your back. It might even damage important system files. As a result, you probably won’t be able to run some programs. And this is just the beginning. This program could lead to data loss or numerous privacy issues. Trojans allow their developers to steal browsing-related data (IP addresses, email addresses, usernames, passwords, etc.). Your very own browsing history is being spied on as well. Unfortunately, the virus might also go one step further. It could steal some personally identifiable information. For instance, bank account details. Are hackers really the people who should have access to such data? Allowing them to monitor your sensitive details is an extremely dangerous game. To prevent serious privacy harm, get rid of the Trojan on the spot. You won’t regret it.

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How did I get infected with?

Viruses apply several stealthy techniques. To make sure your machine remains infection-free, watch out for potential intruders in advance. Stay away from email-attachments and messages from unknown senders. Those could easily turn out to be hiding malware. You only need one single moment of distraction and curiosity to infect your PC. Prevention is indeed less time-consuming than having to remove a parasite. Save yourself the hassle and the headache. Next time you receive some questionable email/message, delete it. Opening a corrupted email could cause you harm. On the other hand, your caution will protect your device from infections. Keep in mind that malware relies on deceit and lies. The Trojan could have gotten installed via a fake torrent or program update. It might travel the Web via freeware/shareware bundles too. When installing bundled programs, always opt for the Advanced or Custom option in the Setup Wizard. Don’t be gullible to think skipping steps can’t expose you to parasites. Hackers are very creative people when it comes to spreading infections online. Pay close attention to what you give green light to. You might be able to spot and deselect some dangerous malicious bonus attached to a program bundle.

Why is this dangerous?

Kitty.exe brings along nothing but trouble. It alters your PC settings without seeking your consent. In addition to that, the virus could modify your browser settings too. In this nasty scenario, the Trojan takes over your entire online experience. It might start redirecting you or generate sponsored, random pop-ups. Your browsers could receive a new extension, a plugin or additional toolbars. Thank the virus for that. As long as this program is present, it will make tricky modifications. Kitty.exe simply doesn’t belong on your device. Trojans also slow the PC speed of the target computer to a crawl. Your browsers might start crashing and/or freezing too. Last but not least, you might stumble across The Blue Screen of Death on occasions. Note that this parasite jeopardizes your privacy. It’s able to grant hackers remote control over your device so hurry up. The sooner you delete this nuisance, the better. Please follow our detailed manual removal guide down below.

Manual Kitty.exe Removal Instructions

STEP 1: Windows 8 Removal

STEP 2: Windows 7/XP/Vista Removal

STEP 1: Start Your Computer into Safe Mode with Networking in Windows 8

  • Make sure you do not have any floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs inserted in your computer
  • Move the mouse to the upper right corner until the windows 8 charm menu appears
  • Click on the magnifying glass


  • select Settings
  • in the search box type Advanced
  • On the left the following should appear


  • Click on Advanced Startup Options
  • Scroll down a little bit and click on Restart Now


  • Click on Troubleshoot


  • Then Advanced options


  • Then Startup settings


  • Then Restart


  • When you see this screen press F5 – Enable Safe Mode with Networking



STEP 2: Start Your Computer into Safe Mode with Networking in Windows 7/XP/Vista

  • Make sure you do not have any floppy disks, CDs, and DVDs inserted in your computer
  • Restart the computer
  • When you see a table, start tapping the F8 key every second until you enter the Advanced Boot Options

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  • in the Advanced Boot Options screen, use the arrow keys to highlight Safe Mode with Networking , and then press ENTER.


STEP 3: Locate the startup location

  • Once the operating system loads press simultaneously the Windows Logo Button and the R key.


  • A dialog box should open. Type “Regedit”


Depending on your OS (x86 or x64) navigate to:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run] or
[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run] or

  • and delete the display Name: backgroundcontainer

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  • Then open your explorer and navigate to:


where %LocalAppData% refers to:

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  • delete the whole folder

Double check with any antimalware program for any leftovers. Keep your software up-to date.

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