How to remove the cool virus

Most antivirus programs identify cool.exe as malware.

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Cool.exe file information

The process itself does not contain any references to its author. However, a few interesting pieces of information are available from other sources.

Description: Cool.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Cool.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 14,848 bytes (44% of all occurrences), 18,944 bytes, 19,456 bytes or 6,643 bytes. 
The process has no file description. The program has no visible window. The cool.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Cool.exe is not a Windows core file. Cool.exe is able to manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 73% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: You should check the cool.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

This is part of the W32.HLLW.Donk.B virus

Summary: Average user rating of cool.exe: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment. 2 users think cool.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving cool issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active cool process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the cool.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

Other processes

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