How to Remove “HCW72ADFILTER.SYS”

What is hcw72ADFilter.sys?

hcw72ADFilter.sys is a legitimate file process developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is associated with program Microsoft Windows. You can locate the file in C:\Program Files. The virus is created by malware authors and are named them after hcw72ADFilter.sys file.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with hcw72ADFilter.sys malware?

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to check if your PC is infected with hcw72ADFilter.sys 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 hcw72ADFilter.sys 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 hcw72ADFilter.sys malware from system with Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) incoporates 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 hcw72ADFilter.sys, 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 hcw72ADFilter.sys malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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First Seen: 03 May 2009 at 9:24 am
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