What is Cool Browser?
The program Cool Browser is yet another piece of adware. If you are not familiar with the term, this means that it will start generating advertisements while you are surfing the web. This program is nothing short of annoying. What is more, it is a potential threat for your system’s security as it will make it vulnerable to infection. This browser promises to that it is fast and will protect your privacy, but you should not trust it. Its only purpose is to present you with advertisements, so it will do you more harm than good.
Where Did Cool Browser Come from?
While Cool Browser does have its own official web page, downloading it from there is impossible. Still, it has methods of entering PCs. The worst part is that this has probably happened without your knowledge. Adware programs are notorious for sneaking onto PCs. They use bundling to accomplish this. Said plainly, Cool Browser is attached to installers of free applications. If you are not careful while installing such software, it is extremely likely that you will get potentially unwanted applications on your computer, as well.
What Does Cool Browser Do?
Usually adware programs are browser extensions that are attached to Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. Cool Browser, however, is a standalone program. If you try to use it, it will display sponsored links in your search results. It will also display pop-up and banner advertisements regardless of the websites you are surfing. The browser will also collect data on your browsing and use it to display relevant ads. It is very likely that that data will be disclosed to third parties. They will use it to find out what users are interested in and feed those ads to the browser.
What Is Dangerous about Cool Browser?
The problem is that there is no way to guarantee that the adverts shown by the browser are reliable. Some of them may very well belong to cyber criminals and lead to malicious websites. If you click on an ad that is offering you some huge discount for a smartphone, for example, you can be transferred to a web page belonging to scammers. Then the system will immediately be targeted. And you do not want it to get infected as any personal and financial data you store on it will be in danger of being stolen.
Removing Cool Browser
Cool Browser itself is not malicious. So a simple uninstall should take care of it and remove it permanently. Keep in mind though that there may be other potentially unwanted software on your computer. What is more, it is not out of the question that malware has managed to infiltrate it because of Cool Browser. This is why it is strongly advised by security specialists that you have reliable antimalware software on your computer that will prevent any potentially unwanted programs or malware from entering it. Although such software is paid, it is well worth the investment to keep your system and data safe.
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- Guide 1: How to Remove Cool Browser from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Cool Browser from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Cool Browser from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Cool Browser from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Cool Browser from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Cool Browser from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Cool Browser from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Cool Browser from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Cool Browser
Step 2: Uninstall Cool Browser and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Cool Browser on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Cool Browser there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Cool Browser from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Cool Browser and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Cool Browser via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove malware from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts, programs and malware, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. Combo Cleaner offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Cool Browser from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Cool Browser from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Cool Browser from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Cool Browser from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Cool Browser will be removed.
Eliminate Cool Browser from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.