What is .CAT file extension?
.CAT file extension is a known file type. This section tells you everything you need to know about this extension.
File used by the Windows operating system; specifies that a group of files are from a verifiable source; used for security purposes and contains a digital signature, the catalog version, and an effective date; often used for verifying new software update files.
Windows catalog files help to suppress multiple trust dialog popups for new software component downloads. Since CAT files can identify a trusted source, the user can choose to "Always trust content" from the software distributor. Then, future downloads from the software distributor that use a CAT file are trusted and do not require a trust popup window.
You can see a list of software programs below that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.