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: 13 April 2010 at 1:58 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 9d84829f76a82bad
868bc3e774f1e51f
e6822ac7
46d6a3815f1db2ce
4b6c818041186879
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.K
No 4.03.0002 4.03.0002 Indonesia N/A
2 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
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 8a0f10bab51d9ba9
ade4da67020f4ecb
aa0dd45d
43b6549f44e8c94f
0b3894c0a7a7441d
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 4.03.0002 4.03.0002 Indonesia N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 925056974b1ac2b2
0a8dd8ce4b7e3f58
ba8d0c33
7b1d20be68871943
9201aee0fb6bd0a8
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
No 4.03.0002 4.03.0002 United States N/A
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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 e391cf157c8deeee
cad82fb4626ded34
0e29b8f4
1db4b466bf408930
da3228bf18186deb
No 1.2.17210 1.2.17210 Internal Submission
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 82d6e397e9a6f206
bc29d19b0f22b6da
dc367fa4
8146db683e2cf256
f52e398f07e7c70f
No 4.03.0002 4.03.0002 United States
3 Hauppauge Computer Works Executable e4af2e78d2d98e0b
1aed7dba07745ee4
107a1cca
fc150114bc01035d
073d570172ba63b5
No 1.3.20260 1.3.20260 10.224.1.116/32
4 Hauppauge Computer Works Executable ea73f82485cc43ba
2c5f6dcaee5285f6
01aa9725
7196f1d3c2e5fc9f
0cae772dc46361fa
No 1.2.17210 1.2.17210 Internal Submission
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