How to Remove “HCRTF.EXE”

What is HCRTF.EXE?

HCRTF.EXE is a legitimate process file popularly known as Microsoft Help Workshop. The developer origin of HCRTF.EXE remains unknown, but it is associated with Help Workshop software. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.
Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as HCRTF.EXE with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

How to determine if your computer is infected with HCRTF.EXE malware?

Look out for the these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with HCRTF.EXE malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • HCRTF.EXE 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 HCRTF.EXE malware attack:

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

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

How to remove HCRTF.EXE malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 28 April 2009 at 4:57 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 82f6d590ad5630a9
17f98fc003cc7ad1
1756f78b
7b1e1581a60934f3
50c7643c77b790e7
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.K
No 4.03.0002 4.03.0002 Indonesia N/A
2 N/A Executable 62358da28f0bedea
3582fac9024e79e9
2df6f580
a8d71f4d85dce72a
2d584c71fc0e584f
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No N/A N/A Poland N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 7ccacda78e7089b7
fb76b9cfa1e6bac6
4fc0e2ca
028f53d12efd4534
784736691e178da4
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 4.03.0002 4.03.0002 Brazil N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 60790cedcb9dfdf1
37929c13081e4786
01502089
10da5fd774cc7a26
232179a1622d790a
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 4.03.0002 4.03.0002 Serbia N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 08 August 2008 at 4:22 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable ab74c9d3fad75d12
ba4b8c8e85c3cc56
1a1ff85d
4ec9dfe0fc8a88ea
437564f679018685
No 4.03.0002 4.03.0002 Internal Submission
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6886dc5983d85db8
81f55f02b22ca614
835a95ea
346bf648c0875df1
cf796bb38713745d
No 4.03.0002 4.03.0002 Russian Federation
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 6886dc5983d85db8
81f55f02b22ca614
835a95ea
346bf648c0875df1
cf796bb38713745d
No 4.03.0002 4.03.0002 Internal Submission
4 N/A Executable 2f632e61e9d18d5a
cf206b8032280953
bd03c8a6
6540c8139620ec10
7f43b76f85143976
No N/A N/A United States
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