How to Remove “HCW.EXE”

What is HCW.exe?

HCW.exe is a legitimate file process, although the developer origin of the file remains unknown. It is associated with Microsoft Help Workshop software. You can locate the file in C:\Program Files.

The virus is created by malware authors and are named them after HCW.exe file.

Affected Platform: Windows OS
 

How to check if your computer is infected with HCW.exe malware?

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to check if your PC is infected with HCW.exe malware:

  • Unstable internet connection

  • Browser redirects to unwanted websites

  • PC performance slows down

  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads

  • System screen freezes repeatedly

If you find any of the above mentioned symptoms, take the following steps to be sure about the malware infection:
 

  1. Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

  2. Go to the process tab and right-click on the HCW.exe file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then you should take measures to get rid of the malware.

How to remove HCW.exe malware from system with Comodo Cleaning Essentials?
Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) incorporates antivirus software with unique features like auto-sandboxing to identify and obstruct every suspicious process running on an endpoint with a single click. To remove malwares using HCW.exe, follow the steps mentioned below:

Step 1: Download the CCE suite.

Step 2: To start the application, double-click on the CCE.exe file.

Step 3: It then probes the antivirus to initiate a full system scan to identify and remove any existing malicious files.

Step 4: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 5: Comodo Cleaning Essentials will remove HCW.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 07 November 2011 at 2:09 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 883d6b934e2ca09f
605f679904fab516
404a44f6
017bdfa9943158fc
33469b3f59340c46
Virus.Win32.
MadAngel.n
No 4.03.0002 4.03.0002 Indonesia N/A
2 N/A Executable a21d2041b7db2254
0e06ad237842e905
8bebb72a
29ee858c305012ac
7e619fc88b8871b2
Application.
Win32.MultiP
lug.SJ
No N/A N/A Internal Submission N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 9d84829f76a82bad
868bc3e774f1e51f
e6822ac7
46d6a3815f1db2ce
4b6c818041186879
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.K
No 4.03.0002 4.03.0002 Indonesia N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 3d2fae3d9655efe7
42b543b406913603
3f25ee02
9911160bebda155c
ee1129eeab4679cd
TrojWare.Win
32.Patched.S
M
No 4.03.0002 4.03.0002 United Kingdom N/A
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15

Safe Entries

First Seen: 18 July 2008 at 12:34 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Hauppauge Computer Works Executable ef1f1a15f322ad4f
34b3613273cbdfcf
1f54b0ca
92be1c79aa1aa74e
61875e4dee652f02
Yes 1.3.20260 1.3.20260 United States
2 Hauppauge Computer Works Executable ea73f82485cc43ba
2c5f6dcaee5285f6
01aa9725
7196f1d3c2e5fc9f
0cae772dc46361fa
No 1.2.17210 1.2.17210 Internal Submission
3 Hauppauge Computer Works Executable 3499be9c8f904ecd
ff6761ee39b5ada2
fbb89571
db138bb79f09d0a2
a69e00805538ba60
Yes 1.3.20260 1.3.20260 United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 23bca47af7f35b95
90193c2d8c7e87d7
614b2544
8016fd8412fd1450
f8cb94bb38a5a434
No 4.03.0002 4.03.0002 United States
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