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Should I remove Chatango Message Catcher?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,269
United States Rank #13,908
Reach 0.0144%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.00 days
442.49 days >
Average installed length: 232.49 days

Chatango Message Catcher

What is Chatango Message Catcher?  (from Alec Matusis, PhD)

You can create your own chat room, a Chatango group for your web page or blog. This is a public chat, and recent messages stay in the group history. As a group owner, you can block people from your group, delete messages from it, ban words, and make group moderators.


Chatango Message Catcher is a program developed by Alec Matusis, PhD. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. The software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 760.77 KB (779,025 bytes). Updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 58% of users of Chatango Message Catcher come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.chatango.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\chatango
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Chatango\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 760.77 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Chatango Message Catcher

  • Chatango.exe (by Pear Media) - Chatango MessageCatcher
  • uninstall.exe
  • Updater.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • Chatango.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Chatango' and executes as C:\Program Files\Chatango\Chatango.exe.
Network connections
  • Chatango.exe connects to (port 5224).
  • Chatango.exe connects to (port 5224).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:5.01 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002885273%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00026573%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002280%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove Chatango Message Catcher?

You can uninstall Chatango Message Catcher from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Chatango Message Catcher, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Chatango Message Catcher.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win Server 2003 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.11%
Windows 10 30.18%
Windows XP 4.56%
Windows Vista 2.81%
Windows Server 2003 0.35%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.10%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.55%
Windows 8.1 7.77%
Windows 7 Professional 7.42%
Windows 8 7.42%
Windows 10 Home 5.65%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.51% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.51%
  United Kingdom 5.95%
  Germany 3.40%
  France 2.55%
  Canada 2.27%
  Australia 1.42%
  DZ 1.42%
  Italy 1.42%
  Philippines 1.42%
  Netherlands 1.13%
  Saudi Arabia 1.13%
  Brazil 0.85%
  Spain 0.85%
  Greece 0.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.84%
Dell 17.42%
Acer 15.73%
ASUS 15.17%
Toshiba 12.92%
Lenovo 4.49%
Intel 1.69%
Samsung 1.69%
Medion 1.12%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.62%
ASUS All Series 3.85%
Dell Inspiron 3521 3.08%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.08%
Dell Inspiron N5110 2.31%
Dell Inspiron 3520 2.31%


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