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Kool Player

Kool Player is a program that has probably caused you some problems soon after you hit the download button in the pop-up warning offering you to install this application. Kool Player, originally spelled KOOL Player, is a free program supporting different formats so that you can watch different online content. This application might be categorized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP), which depends on the guidelines used by security experts, but, according to our researchers, it is a legitimate application that is distributed alongside freeware, mainly adware, which you should be aware of. If you are worried about your further steps, we recommend taking action to remove the adware or any other unwanted program that you have unintentionally approved when exposed to Kool Player.

The Kool Player program is a multimedia application supporting, as the category suggest, multiple file formats, including MP3, FLV, PNG, RTMP, and some others. You are likely to be offered this application when browsing various questionable website that are supported by advertising servers. Most likely, you would find a pop-up claiming that you need to install Kool Player to watch the content selected. The pop-up could be displayed as a small window or in a full-screen browser tab. Next to the software you are likely to be awarded with unsolicited programs, for example, ad-supported browser add-ons.

As regards adware, we strongly recommend that you be careful with the content you are privided with. Software is bundled with various advertising-supported programs so that more traffic is generated to certain websites. Among the websites promoted by pop-up ads and banners injected into websites, it is possible to find some deceptive advertisements. For example, cyber fraudsters use advertisements to spread their data-stealing software programs by presenting them as desktop applications or browser extensions enhancing users' online experience. A pop-up advertisements may be designed to look like a security warning encouraging you to scan the system. If such an advertisement catches your attention, you become just a few steps away from potential dangers. You should be attentive to the ads displayed, especially if they look like some security-related system notifications or alerts. The sooner you bring an end to the program disturbing your Internet browsing with obtrusive advertisements, the more online dangers you can prevent.

You should also bear in mind that the program you have in your possession just because of Kool Player may be monitoring your online behavior, which is a typical feature of free applications, including browser extensions. Use behavior-related information is non-personally identifiable details, such as browser type, search terms, clicks, and other details that would help the third party to obtain information and make some generalizations that could help to enhance the quality of the application. If you look closer at privacy terms of multiple free browser extensions monitoring your online habits, you will notice that all the monitoring is done basically for the same purpose which is product enhancement. We recommend ignoring this point in privacy policies because the data collected may also be shared with or sold to third parties.

In case you find Kool Player itself unnecessary and want to remove it from the computer, you can do so with the help of the removal guide given below. In order to see whether the system is affected by some other harmful programs, it is worth implementing a reputable anti-malware program that is capable of identifying adware, browser hijackers, trojans, and other malicious application.

How to remove Kool Player

  1. Right-click on the Start icon in the taskbar at the bottom of the screen.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Under the heading Programs, select Uninstall a program and remove the unwanted application.


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