How to Remove “COOKIE.DLL”

What is COOKIE.DLL?

The file named COOKIE.DLL is developed by Sony Corporation. It has a valid digital signature and is verified by the developer. Coming from a reputed organization, it is reliable and safe to work with in most cases. The file is a non-system process which is not mandatory for the Windows operating system. It can be disabled without any adverse effects if found to be rogue.

COOKIE.DLL is located in C:\Program Files\sony\playmemories home\tapeimporter\cookie.dll. The total file size is 47.5 kilobytes. The latest version of the file available is 2.0.0.02250. The DLL program is targeted by malware and Trojans at regular intervals because of its access to the registry. The program has a threat level of 1 and receives proper security patches.

Affected Platform: Windows XP, Vista.

How to check if your computer is infected with COOKIE.DLL malware?

If your system is affected by COOKIE.DLL malware, you will notice one or several of the symptoms below:

  • COOKIE.DLL occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites

To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files, you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove COOKIE.DLL malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove COOKIE.DLL and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

  1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.
  2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:
  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.

The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use.

Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to ensure it does a better job of identifying all the latest threats.

  1. Click 'Next' to view the results.

Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

    4.  Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 22 November 2011 at 1:53 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Sony Corporation Executable 170e65a241164e4e
c18f2ea9aab37195
550e9b58
86ef0ec75f2a2fdc
f91b6b2cb2263d09
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.A
No 2.0.00.022
50
2.0.00.022
50
Europe N/A
2 Sony Corporation Executable 1cdea78c3728d85d
e4282e06bd094b69
7d4b550a
7c6e56878267a37e
c4d0ad418bdf9e1b
TrojWare.Win
32.Patched.S
M
No 2.0.00.022
50
2.0.00.022
50
United Kingdom N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 20 November 2008 at 1:47 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Mozilla Foundation Executable 2801d730aff41bbf
eec6f8558ddc2c7a
2a2eb52c
5f4c9febca332059
d81293b492fc2b55
No 1.9b4pre 1.9b4pre 10.0.17.144/32
2 Mozilla Foundation Executable b0950151dd117c4b
77727e708ffd5725
f6b79d2c
64fea0985633fbfd
ca1fb3c29c793f1e
No 1.9b4pre 1.9b4pre 10.0.17.144/32
3 Mozilla Foundation Executable 301fe6edc820038c
283368cb38b8ed50
521deb6c
53d67a8687f10730
f48482654f8ea7fb
No Personal Personal Internal Submission
4 perl.org Executable 0dfeb1fc177dd0ce
8e4a969fc2d62b0e
821c06bd
c3921ddf1632cacc
bcaafb5755bb7cf1
Yes 5.10.1 5.10.1 10.224.1.57/32
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