What is CPBrWtch.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 CPBrWtch.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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CPBrWtch.exe file information

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

The process known as CPBrWtch belongs to software Cookie Pal by Kookaburra Software (

Description: CPBrWtch.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file CPBrWtch.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 20,523 bytes. 
The program has no visible window. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 74% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using CPBrWtch.exe, you may want to safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Cookie Pal (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as CPBrWtch.exe. Therefore, you should check the CPBrWtch.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

CookiePal blocks and controls cookies
  Jens   (further information)
Part of Cookie Pal, great cookie manager
Helps to block cookies via Cookie Pal, a great program I've been using for years.
CPBrWtch.exe is part of "CookiePal" from Kookaburra Software,
  DrZeeke   (further information)

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

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Best practices for resolving CPBrWtch issues

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