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: 28 April 2009 at 4:57 am
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 7034393c2ce4168c
1e51e8f6f256af8d
c5e0c4d7
20365be0ade35eb4
31676d8387d01f30
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 4.03.0002 4.03.0002 Yemen N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable a6ca7bc8ad5994b3
9191c6099004efff
d9fa21a1
05bc0ae2f4164694
2965a5aa3fe4c611
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 4.03.0002 4.03.0002 Russian Federation N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 883d6b934e2ca09f
605f679904fab516
404a44f6
017bdfa9943158fc
33469b3f59340c46
Virus.Win32.
MadAngel.n
No 4.03.0002 4.03.0002 Indonesia N/A
4 N/A Executable ed373a9e1ba4e4ab
c817af2a0ce79532
cc6817d9
3946ff6ca3e7d6d8
3f98e09f0a75acc5
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No N/A N/A India 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 N/A Executable e044229f22855a59
eb122344bb272183
77ed3ebb
f3d8c08f71dba06c
7e85444cfff4a0e5
No N/A N/A Ukraine
2 Hauppauge Computer Works Executable ea73f82485cc43ba
2c5f6dcaee5285f6
01aa9725
7196f1d3c2e5fc9f
0cae772dc46361fa
No 1.2.17210 1.2.17210 Internal Submission
3 Hauppauge Computer Works Executable e4af2e78d2d98e0b
1aed7dba07745ee4
107a1cca
fc150114bc01035d
073d570172ba63b5
No 1.3.20260 1.3.20260 Internal Submission
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 23bca47af7f35b95
90193c2d8c7e87d7
614b2544
8016fd8412fd1450
f8cb94bb38a5a434
No 4.03.0002 4.03.0002 United States
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