What is Cookie.exe?

The genuine Cookie.exe file is a software component of AnalogX CookieWall by AnalogX.
Cookie.exe is an executable file that runs CookieWall, a utility program designed for the Windows platform that lets users track and manage cookies stored on their computer by online websites. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. CookieWall can be configured to notify users on new cookies being created. The user may delete cookies as soon as they arrive or can queue them up to configure them at a later date. CookieWall is only compatible with Microsoft Internet Explorer and Netscape Navigator.

Cookie stands for AnalogX CookieWall

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 Cookie.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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Cookie.exe file information

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

The process known as MAXA Cookie Manager or AnalogX CookieWall or MAXA Cookie Manager Standard (version 5.3)

belongs to software MAXA Cookie Manager Standard or MAXA Cookie Manager Pro or AnalogX CookieWall or CookieWall

by MAXA Research Int'l ( or AnalogX (

Description: Cookie.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The Cookie.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,138,688 bytes (41% of all occurrences), 978,944 bytes and 8 more variants. 
The file is not a Windows core file. The program can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The program is not visible. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run, MACHINE\Run, User Shell Folders). Cookie.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 23% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with Cookie.exe occur, you can also do the following:
  • look for help on the website
  • uninstall MAXA Cookie Manager Pro or MAXA Cookie Manager Standard software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7)

Recommended: Identify Cookie.exe related errors

If Cookie.exe is located in a subfolder of the user's "Documents" folder, the security rating is 21% dangerous. The file size is 97,796 bytes. The process has no file description. It is not a Windows core file.

External information from Paul Collins:

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

Cookiewall application monitor
No problem
  xo   (further information)
Analog X software - CookieMonitor manipulate Sorting options
  Torben   (further information)
A handy utility to keep out 100's of daily cookies.
  Jim Johnson  

Summary: Average user rating of Cookie.exe: based on 4 votes with 4 user comments. 4 users think Cookie.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving Cookie issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Cookie. 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 Cookie.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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