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: 07 May 2017 at 1:00 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable e79b5afd7f12e8a6
2235c3729e9d82f1
5ef5ec95
155e9b868ca2808f
871f483b6d1ae765
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.K
No 5.05.59.1 52.344220 South Africa N/A
2 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable 59cf5e9c95304904
5150cd2b36b010a6
db8fd0d1
e6b6d024d6609e96
a92524bb52c17ebb
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.K
No 5.05.61.1 52.354354 105.107.127.150/32 N/A
3 Adobe Systems Incorporated Executable 1efdbe08b773e0f9
566694cb520d242d
db06d45c
888400f13231e35f
a365c6b64c9fdff9
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.K
No 5.01.39 5.01 Russian Federation 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 647c199ccd259ec9
d19f114e69519a22
52d41e95
f0c3ceac95ba1571
49e00c8c2dfde025
No 3.02.1E 3.02 Taiwan
2 Adobe Systems, Incorporated Executable ced267dd0260649a
1fc26a219e1c1087
7ec673a4
af517e77a0039bb8
4762c5bf37727018
No 3.02.1E 3.02 Taiwan
3 Adobe Systems, Incorporated Executable 3dd3906aa575efa2
ab053527574b7f8a
e4b46112
ae4cef46d1e75d60
c2ec516a5b1759a9
No 3.02.1E 3.02 Indonesia
4 Adobe Systems, Incorporated Executable 89d556186986e757
9d9cacae01d63042
617cceae
52b6a5a10494283a
b0f10d950f27d7fa
No 4.04.26 4.04 United States
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 

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