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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Malware Entries

First Seen: 26 September 2010 at 6:47 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Hauppauge Computer Works Executable 3941f547b400bc63
55220ac667a56f6d
1f280f29
96251bc0beacbbc4
15edc3f1dc64b1b7
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.A
No 3.9.23335 3.9.23335 Portugal N/A
2 N/A Executable 04858eb7c934ee84
1786e409a3233609
5e046fac
fc8e903b05fba2d9
8b4b9a789cfa0afa
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.A
No N/A N/A United States N/A
3 Hauppauge Computer Works Executable e6ba8271c76e6d72
3722f941a1a126f0
53420746
73aa10d2f8d0108c
267257acb150950a
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.H
No 3.9.23335 3.9.23335 United Kingdom N/A
4 Hauppauge Computer Works Executable 344ee6b054ee61d3
8a99186238fea06b
2ec4ea25
ff2e71136b871923
4ac8553413ae69df
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.A
No 3.9.23335 3.9.23335 United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 04 July 2008 at 9:33 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Hauppauge Computer Works Executable 7a8e3d91288cc579
e7fc53d8fe621dc6
0adbb6a9
4de65557ba5c603b
2422172d8944f1b1
No 3.1.19193 3.1.19193 United States
2 Hauppauge Computer Works Executable 6cec385696c75765
5f8429f87436d4bb
fb0ce186
114b7ac86cc74a82
52136d58e8356647
No 3.9.23335 3.9.23335 Thailand
3 Hauppauge Computer Works Executable 5ce57ad5c108ca54
4e36de0a0bca2c0a
1652dc0c
5dbd4c6bed804121
4f064bc43bf76eb8
No 3.9.23335 3.9.23335 Internal Submission
4 Hauppauge Computer Works Executable e82056389b48c36e
104d3ee89989ffa2
bb95b3c3
ff594bd395daf0fe
456ba806b67195b5
No 3.1.19046 3.1.19046 Brazil
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