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 7: If the system is infected with hcw88rc5.sys malware or any other threats, you will be prompted with an alert screen upon scanning.

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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File
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 21 April 2009 at 4:22 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
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1 Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. Executable 89550295b13d28ba
981531f716ad7078
b49dd19d
36adea382505758a
de5d0aaf1b04b9c5
No 2.123.2705
6
2.123.2705
6
197.251.143.5/32
2 Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. Executable 89550295b13d28ba
981531f716ad7078
b49dd19d
36adea382505758a
de5d0aaf1b04b9c5
No 2.123.2705
6
2.123.2705
6
Internal Submission
3 Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. Executable 7e8f65f554d21c81
4cb9eb3d29a45456
9d4dfac9
9b12fa1d866e2ba1
8066e0ff5bdd0241
No 2.75.21030 2.75.21030 Internal Submission
4 Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. Executable a6826f79608506c8
31cc192a6b947061
fcd6ee56
e4ed6ccce87d531c
41c126ff9e8a1c90
No 2.122.2610
9
2.122.2610
9
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  • 32 items per page
 
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