How to Remove “HCW88RC5.SYS”

What is hcw88rc5.sys?


hcw88rc5.sys is a legitimate executable file developed by  Hauppauge. This process is known as RC5 Decoder Driver and it belongs to the WinTV 88x. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files. Cybercriminals find a way out to mimic malicious programs in the name of hcw88rc5.sys to spread malware infection.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to detect whether your system is affected by hcw88rc5.sys ?

Viruses can easily affect and corrupt “.exe” files causing several system malfunctions. Below are the symptoms to check if your system is infected with the malware:

  • Problem during computer startup.
  • Problem during program startup.
  • Errors while running specific functions.
  • Damaged and missing link files.
  • Conflict in the process.
  • Missing or corrupted driver files.
  • Invalid Windows registry.
  • Hardware malfunction.

To further establish the infection of malware, take the following steps:

  • Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys CTRL+ALT+DEL.
  • Go to the process tab and right-click on the hcw88rc5.sys file and open its location.

If the file is located outside C:\Program Files folder, then you should perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware infection.

How does Comodo Antivirus help you to protect your system from hcw88rc5.sys malware?

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Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove hcw88rc5.sys malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

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First Seen: 11 April 2009 at 10:33 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
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Version
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1 Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. Executable fcfe03613351b9cb
ee15271b4743926e
ebc5480e
d6a25f25c2ad276b
66b72943beff3bcf
No 2.110.2333
9
2.110.2333
9
Internal Submission
2 Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. Executable c26b4793b340452e
8ff6b1f0186f03e0
0d7ecaed
8f175a4876b11653
86a9b4f683d2cb9f
No 2.115.2414
6
2.115.2414
6
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3 Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. Executable 34dfe2c537ed2264
25a80bc0619a1656
a88732f3
957c30fd3c28cba7
53993521891128a7
No 2.105.2308
2
2.105.2308
2
France
4 Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. Executable f9666b4d2f043f21
2e162f7dca5549fb
683199af
3b0e264be88e4118
ac628d401bb84da4
No 2.121.2535
1
2.121.2535
1
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