What is coloreal.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 coloreal.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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Coloreal.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with coloreal
Coloreal.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process coloreal.exe contains no information about its author.

Description: Coloreal.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Coloreal.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 131,072 bytes (53% of all occurrences) or 143,360 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The process has no file description. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The file is not a Windows core file. Coloreal.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as coloreal.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the coloreal.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.


User Comments

Montor calibrator: Makes colours sharper and brighter, but will only work with coloreal capable monitors
Not nearly as useful as it sounds. Designed to "improve the color you see on e-Commerce web sites", and only for certain monitors. See the included link for which monitors, or visit and stumble through all the broken links and bad programming until you find it.
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color correction for accurate rendering of participating web sites.
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Optional video component. Unless you absolutely can't live without it, dump it and free up some resources...

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Summary: Average user rating of coloreal.exe: based on 6 votes with 4 user comments. 4 users think coloreal.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving coloreal issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with coloreal. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the coloreal.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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