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: 22 November 2011 at 2:41 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Adobe Systems, Incorporated Executable b59f3e09170769ef
b35a85bb042badc7
88daeec5
77080a6fdb6dc881
f0045f2d345c1d38
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.K
No 4.04.26 4.04 Pakistan N/A
2 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable 86be8e27c50512cc
a9dfd1c298ec798e
2f5e83f6
8aa4cbabccbf5f4b
dfe531437c0613c9
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.K
No 4.14.20 4.14 United States N/A
3 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable ccefcbc0dad4927a
1b83eaba360fec6d
303599f1
73441a71622f9e2a
696d4fcb2d083108
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.K
No 5.05.73.1 56.563490 Poland N/A
4 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable b38662ecb086ccae
1fa7c85ed84dce98
79725605
2adbdbdc24e9ee15
435e3dfd7ec8bae9
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.K
No 4.10.20 4.10 Indonesia N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 15 June 2008 at 12:03 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Adobe Systems, Incorporated Executable e58d4eb9f0213999
61c5a805198c9985
ae3fe2e7
f35dffed7ca85251
0fb9597ed35b688c
No 4.04.26 4.04 Internal Submission
2 Adobe Systems, Incorporated Executable d210f999941ebebe
997b1c3574cc1748
f7173532
3e0e1d374c68f280
d2748d74d86968ad
No 4.04.26 4.04 Internal Submission
3 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable d6f716c87ce0b1d7
07e53e3a4dd48224
7abe3df9
a4f5692ab9fc58fc
850115e348c22ec6
No 4.10.20 4.10 Internal Submission
4 Adobe Systems, Incorporated Executable ced267dd0260649a
1fc26a219e1c1087
7ec673a4
af517e77a0039bb8
4762c5bf37727018
No 3.02.1E 3.02 10.224.25.96/32
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