How to Remove “CoolType.dll”

What is CoolType.dll?

The file named CoolType.dll is developed and used by the Adobe Reader program. Adobe is a reputed organization which has developed multiple software programs like Photoshop, Air, After Effects among many others. The particular DLL program is a font used by the Reader software and is digitally signed making it safe to work with.

CoolType.dll is located in C:\Windows\System32\\CoolType.dll. The total file size is not known. The latest version of the file available is 1.0.0. It can cause errors like DLL not found or cannot register in which case PDF reader has to be reinstalled. The file has a threat level of 1 as it receives proper security updates.

Affected Platform: Windows XP,Vista,7,8,10

How to check if your computer is infected with CoolType.dll malware?

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

  • CoolType.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 CoolType.dll malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove CoolType.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.

  1. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.
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Malware Entries

First Seen: 03 February 2018 at 7:59 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable 86be8e27c50512cc
a9dfd1c298ec798e
2f5e83f6
8aa4cbabccbf5f4b
dfe531437c0613c9
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.K
No 4.14.20 4.14 United States N/A
2 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable 677600faecbf1cd6
4a364900c1fe79f5
7029a240
33561e1b581ebd76
cac8f42a988ceb13
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.K
No 5.02.18 5.02 India N/A
3 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable 94c5569ad593eb06
9957b69fa7e876bb
a7e9ad1d
c89fe2087174c8d0
dab78004239f461a
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.K
No 5.02.18 5.02 Pakistan N/A
4 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable 20b621c2b4ac80b4
a2bf09054b98b50e
b6b7c027
e4b41d69113ade01
54af249f1876e8e5
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.K
No 4.10.20 4.10 India N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 13 November 2008 at 3:08 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable 068fea8257a2e3bb
a9ef4dcd9c641d80
a5ff8f23
2bee0e9281f3c111
6ab5b23f35d2652b
No 5.04.15 5.04 United States
2 Adobe Systems, Incorporated Executable 89d556186986e757
9d9cacae01d63042
617cceae
52b6a5a10494283a
b0f10d950f27d7fa
No 4.04.26 4.04 United States
3 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable 5eee7c9b21585687
d9d94c7bda712db1
50b83aa5
c302e19131b96379
16fa69684f052a6a
No 5.10.33.20
743
66.507768 United States
4 Adobe Systems, Incorporated Executable 647c199ccd259ec9
d19f114e69519a22
52d41e95
f0c3ceac95ba1571
49e00c8c2dfde025
No 3.02.1E 3.02 United States
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