How to Remove “HCWUTL32.DLL”

What is HCWUTL32.DLL?

The file named HCWUTL32.DLL is developed by Hauppauge Computer Works. The program is developed by the company for this software program WinTV and its utility functions. The DLL file receives security updates from the developer to safeguard it against malware and other threats. The threat level of the file is 1.

HCWUTL32.DLL is located in C:\Windows\System32\hcwutl32.dll. The total size of the file is 36.1 kilobytes. The latest version of the file is 3.7.21048. The program is not digitally signed or verified. However, it is confirmed to be a non-system process which can be removed from the list of processes if found to be compromised. The missing file will not affect the performance of the Windows OS.

Affected Platform: Windows XP

How to check if your computer is infected with HCWUTL32.DLL malware?

Each malware is different and causes unique problems to the system. You will notice one or several of the following symptoms if your system is infected with HCWUTL32.DLL malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • HCWUTL32.DLL file is taking more of your CPU memory
  • System performance is very low
  • Browser is redirected to some strange websites
  • Interference of annoying popup ads
  • Other malwares infiltrate into the system

To further establish the malware infection, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the HCWUTL32.DLL and open the file location

If the file is located outside C:\Windows\System32, then it is likely that the system is affected with HCWUTL32.DLL malware.

How to remove HCWUTL32.DLL malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Ideally, replacing the existing HCWUTL32.DLL file on your computer with a different version procured from the internet is advisable. To remove the file using Comodo's trusted and effective antivirus software, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download the award-winning Comodo 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: Once the Installation is Finished, restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

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

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

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove HCWUTL32.DLL malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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First Seen: 04 July 2008 at 9:33 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
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1 Hauppauge Computer Works Executable 780cbeaf283691e9
7682e84db5ff231a
08698a2d
16e4aad02825b7c1
10dd94bebe7fedce
No 1.11.17172 1.11.17172 Internal Submission
2 Hauppauge Computer Works Executable c9a28a2cdcb9fc1a
1e063ecfd7a7ee85
15ab0203
e4f34fbafbbe58c0
487fc633cfcad95a
No 3.9.24283 3.9.24283 Germany
3 Hauppauge Computer Works Executable 7a8e3d91288cc579
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0adbb6a9
N/A No 3.1.19193 3.1.19193 United States
4 Hauppauge Computer Works Executable c9a28a2cdcb9fc1a
1e063ecfd7a7ee85
15ab0203
e4f34fbafbbe58c0
487fc633cfcad95a
No 3.9.24283 3.9.24283 Czech Republic
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