How to Remove “HCWDRIVERINSTALL.EXE”

What is hcwdriverinstall.exe?

hcwdriverinstall.exe is a legitimate file process developed by Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. It is associated with Hauppauge Driver Installer for Win2k and later. You can locate the file in C:\Program Files. The virus is created by malware authors and is named after hcwdriverinstall.exe.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

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

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to check if your PC is infected with hcwdriverinstall.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 hcwdriverinstall.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 hcwdriverinstall.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 hcwdriverinstall.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 hcwdriverinstall.exe malware from your computer including all other malwares!
 

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 14 October 2010 at 9:11 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. Executable 8d5c51a5135b47e0
8bc03690ea380b35
4f442dcc
50b6575ed8c665f8
86212f5af05564c9
Virus.Win32.
Parite.gen
Yes 2, 9,
26242, 0
2, 9,
26242, 0
Canada N/A
2 Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. Executable 08a8974e293dffca
6518c8f07c1a1943
0ac806ef
885d847e1ad0863c
7e4f8cb63bb76666
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 2, 9,
26242, 0
2, 9,
26242, 0
Indonesia N/A
3 Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. Executable 7cb931be64f77c36
44253906438a1aa0
cf744229
1ca0d2f0a4863663
80bc3071942533fc
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 2, 7,
25229, 0
2, 7,
25229, 0
Germany N/A
4 Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. Executable 65bbfe821eecd2ae
8cf4b3d22f58d27e
43585442
4fd10ba58735240d
9641ea0c236d6ae9
Virus.Win32.
Ramnit.A
No 1.4.23123 1.4.23123 Canada N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 12 June 2008 at 11:03 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. Executable 0a17c33f25ed5098
8193ab87436b4cba
100006f0
399f63fddb908225
379d364c7976b2f5
Yes 3.3.29280.
0
3.3.29280.
0
United Kingdom
2 Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. Executable 358d13af808c0a28
d71cf23763aac6d5
4f71d36c
c273d4ed1c91015b
701ac066abc798e9
Yes 3.3.29306.
0
3.3.29306.
0
Internal Submission
3 Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. Executable 0015a7994c98cbbe
bd6137dc476c6f6a
f927c619
1ad159c83ec39200
2ad0306d0d93a69d
No 1.6.24039 1.6.24039 United States
4 Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. Executable 3627f6ca2f715d86
e5bf80f484f7013a
20314224
4d6c62c53884b153
aa9d44a040bf8844
No 1.4.23123 1.4.23123 Internal Submission
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