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Cool Timer

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 291 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.7
  • Total Downloads:
    958,396
  • Date Added:
    Sep. 07, 2011
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Note: Cool Timer includes optional bundled software that may trigger alerts from security software. Cool Timer has been tested for malware by the CNET Download.com team and meets our security requirements.

Editors' Review

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The Cool Timer is free alarm clock software that allows you to set up a countdown timer on your desktop down to the minute and second you want. It is an easy and cool way to keep track of your tasks and scheduling.

The interface is very easy to understand and definitely user friendly. There are only a few feature buttons like Start Timer, Pause Timer and Stop Timer, which are all you really need to get started. There doesn't seem to be any limit on how many hours you can set the timer for. Our testing didn't show any glitches or issues with this software. This is a cute if not cool way to countdown, thanks to the Preferences options. The timer can be set to reveal an image as it counts and Cool Timer provides some cute pictures. The alarm sound options are diverse as well, and fun to test out. The software also has an alarm clock and stop watch mode, which aren't obvious from a cursory sweep of the features.

The installation process was simple and didn't cause any issues. Uninstalling is just as simple. There are no limitations when downloading this free software since there is no registered version that will cost you money and restrict the features. This software is very easy to use and to set up even for a novice user. We would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a cute way to keep track of time on their computer.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    2.2

    out of 26 votes

    • 5 star 5
    • 4 star 2
    • 3 star 2
    • 2 star 1
    • 1 star 16
  • All Versions

    3.2

    out of 291 votes

    • 5 star 93
    • 4 star 69
    • 3 star 23
    • 2 star 10
    • 1 star 96
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Results 1–11 of 26

1 stars

"MALWARE WARNING!!"

December 24, 2011  |  By tvholic

 |  Version: Cool Timer 3.7

Pros

None at all

Cons

Malware-laden

Summary

This forcibly installs several evil browser addons that YOU DO NOT WANT on your system.

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5 stars

"As a Countdown Timer = Perfect"

June 22, 2012  |  By CassAnaya

 |  Version: Cool Timer 3.7

Pros

I don't even bother using it for anything else other than the timer. For that it is exceptional, easy, simple.

Cons

The music component sounds to be bugged and just avoid the malware installs during install and you are set.

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3 stars

"works sometimes"

May 17, 2012  |  By slasseter

 |  Version: Cool Timer 3.7

Pros

I am using it as a countdown times that plays an mp3 every hour. It usally plays the song the first hour but then it does not unless I start it all over again.

Cons

does not consistently play the mp3 filme.

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1 stars

"INFECTION! INFECTION! INFECTION! INFECTION! INFECTION!"

April 30, 2012  |  By MrWrightAZ

 |  Version: Cool Timer 3.7

Pros

There are not PROS to this software!

Cons

Download contains payload and malware. Avoid at all costs!

Summary

Download contains payload and malware. Avoid at all costs!

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1 stars

"Had to reformat!"

April 21, 2012  |  By lorie168

 |  Version: Cool Timer 3.7

Pros

nice little timer it you don't mind getting infected

Cons

Not worth getting your computer infected! I clicked on "NO" to "BING" both times and got it both times anyway! and that was not the only nightmare that slimmed it's way into my freshly formatted computer with cool-timer.

Summary

I've been infected twice with program. The first time I did not know my misery came from this software because I had downloaded several programs from cnet that day.

After all the complaints, why don't you remove this parasite from your so-called "safe" site?

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1 stars

"Malware / Spyware crap! AVOID IT!"

April 03, 2012  |  By nobsdude1

 |  Version: Cool Timer 3.7

Pros

NONE. NOT A SINGLE THING.

Cons

It installs a bunch of crap even if you uncheck every extra box in the install. I even had to reboot to get the Bing Bar uninstalled.

CNET should be embarrassed to have this kind of crap on download.com

Summary

This program may work, but I have never tried it, since all it did was install a bunch of malware and spyware without my permission.

CNET must be corrupt or stupid or on the take to have this crap on their site.

AVOID AT ALL COSTS.

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5 stars

"Easy to use and convenient"

March 26, 2012  |  By sellyourmom

 |  Version: Cool Timer 3.7

Pros

Free, easy to use, allows for a silent mode

Cons

Volume of the sound cannot be lowered

Summary

Excellent free program

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1 stars

"Program Loads SPYWARE"

March 02, 2012  |  By eduffer

 |  Version: Cool Timer 3.7

Pros

Nice little program, it does what I want.! BUT BEWARE!!!

Cons

The Program loads 10 SPYWARE entries into the windows register
I have loaded and unloaded the program several times to verify this *********USERS BEWARE********

Summary

USE at you own risk program contains SPYWARE....!!!

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1 stars

"Threat Detected"

February 20, 2012  |  By kimd33

 |  Version: Cool Timer 3.7

Pros

I loved the previous version. It gave me a timer which played my favorite mp3 file. Perfect for a timer

Cons

This version is still messing with my Anti Virus software, even without the optional software being installed. I have already uninstalled it twice.

Summary

"Cool Timer includes optional bundled software that may trigger alerts from security software." - editor quote

So I reinstalled without the "optional bundled software" - I am assuming this is the harmony hollow toolbar, but it still triggers the threat alert.

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1 stars

"Do not install. Trojan!!!"

January 21, 2012  |  By p_pratik

 |  Version: Cool Timer 3.7

Pros

None. This is a Trojan.

Cons

Tried to install trojan on my box. My anti virus software detected that it was trying to install trojan on my box.

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1 stars

"MALWARE WARNING!!!!! Dont download!!"

January 16, 2012  |  By nospam09

 |  Version: Cool Timer 3.7

Pros

None at all!!!!

Cons

Wasted time

Summary

My virus protection made me aware this was a noted malware product.When I moved the malware to the virus vault,the timer does not work,so dont waste your time.
I cant believe this site recommends this product?
They must be in collusion with the malware issuers!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.7
Version 3.7:
  • Redesigned program icon.
  • Redesigned install package dialog.
General
Publisher Harmony Hollow Software
Publisher web site http://www.harmonyhollow.net/
Release Date November 02, 2010
Date Added September 07, 2011
Version 3.7
Category
Category Desktop Enhancements
Subcategory Alarms & Clock Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements Visual Basic 6 Runtime
Download Information
File Size 3.97MB
File Name ctimer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 958,396
Downloads Last Week 552
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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