How to Remove “HCW72CO.DLL”

What is HCW72CO.DLL?

Hauppauge Computer Works Incorporation. The program is not digitally verified or signed. However, it is not associated with any malware or Trojan attacks in the past making it safe to work with. With security updates, the program is secured and has a threat level of 1. 

HCW72CO.DLL is located in C:\Program Files\hcw72\driver72\hcw72co.dll. The total size of the file is 42 kilobytes. The latest version of the file available is 5.8.7090. The non-system process if found to be compromised can be disabled without affecting the performance of the Windows operating system.

It is used by the software Hauppauge Voyager. 

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with HCW72CO.DLL malware?

If your system is affected by HCW72CO.DLL malware, you will notice one or several of the symptoms below:

  • HCW72CO.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 HCW72CO.DLL malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove HCW72CO.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.

3. 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.

4. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 23 October 2010 at 12:18 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. Executable 4d9d5b99c99ae41a
fd72ed5bc2d1036c
bb0fc8e5
216d8be674a43736
7f5e1a8deec128ac
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.A
No 5.4.26100 5.4.26100 Germany N/A
2 Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. Executable b646dd3497c6fa40
73753e00b9247cf1
9ce5289d
b9c434dccd47056b
210a000101d2634c
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.A
No 5.15.28113 5.15.28113 United Kingdom N/A
3 Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. Executable a77a0896229ce04c
1d308a8d1502ca50
b23341ed
cce85b44996070c9
5506e9baf652eb59
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.A
No 5.7.27078 5.7.27078 Germany N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 17 June 2008 at 12:17 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. Executable 4a23cccceb6af83b
06fd36559315d859
1596d2f9
a68c2ea674076626
f83661fbb93f3e47
No 5.13.27282 5.13.27282 Italy
2 Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. Executable 09aec9ec72d84af8
6b1983917325c15e
f354ada9
27ec4a44928b4c28
308f15dfa810c80f
No 5.15.28113 5.15.28113 10.224.1.55/32
3 Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. Executable a81d6446bf6e4e7a
d394ea6e364e9088
6b07103b
66bd9c376d10e082
4137f3b330fe7b82
No 5.8.27090 5.8.27090 United States
4 Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. Executable e78394669a6df315
109ab0544141fa2f
7123d0e3
f750c01ddeccd46e
b66b532c1e306ff6
No 5.12.27230 5.12.27230 Internal Submission
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