How to Remove “HCWHOOK.DLL”

What is HCWHOOK.DLL?

The file named HCWHOOK.DLL is developed by Hauppauge Computer Works. The program is not digitally verified or signed by a reputed signing authority. It is used by the product HCW Hook. The file is made for Windows platform but is not used in latest versions of the operating system. It doesn’t have any malware attacks associated with it. The threat level is 1.

HCWHOOK.DLL is located in C:\users\{user}\appdata\local\temp\{random}.tmp\hwdm\hcwhook.dll. The total size of the file is 11 kilobytes. The latest version of the program available is 1.5.17117.

The non-system process has access to the system’s registry but is not an important program for Windows operating system. When found to be compromised, it can be disabled without consequences. 

Affected Platforms: Windows (95, 2000, XP, Vista)

How to determine if your computer is infected with HCWHOOK.DLL malware?

Look out for these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with HCWHOOK.DLL malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • HCWHOOK.DLL occupies extra CPU space
  • PC processing speed slows down
  • Browser often redirects to irrelevant websites
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes repeatedly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible HCWHOOK.DLL malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Windows\System32, perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove HCWHOOK.DLL malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Step 1: Download our award-winning Free Antivirus

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Restart your PC after the installation gets over

Step 5: Wait for Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with the quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be notified through an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove HCWHOOK.DLL malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

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Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 July 2008 at 9:33 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
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Version
Product
Version
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1 Hauppauge Computer Works Executable 1bbecf126b4f5a3b
c051c812d24b8159
3826b6ae
7f45e353a5d5228f
dfe131efaf8c217a
No 1.5.17117 1.5.17117 198.20.167.84/32
2 Hauppauge Computer Works Executable 1bbecf126b4f5a3b
c051c812d24b8159
3826b6ae
7f45e353a5d5228f
dfe131efaf8c217a
No 1.5.17117 1.5.17117 Italy
3 Hauppauge Computer Works Executable e459813c196e6ec3
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fa1c1e0a8c5f4bca
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No 1.5.18160 1.5.18160 Internal Submission
4 Hauppauge Computer Works Executable 1bbecf126b4f5a3b
c051c812d24b8159
3826b6ae
7f45e353a5d5228f
dfe131efaf8c217a
No 1.5.17117 1.5.17117 United States
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