How to Remove “HCW89.SYS”

What is hcw89.sys?


hcw89.sys is a legitimate process file popularly known as  WinTV-HVR-22xx Driver.  It is associated with software Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-22xx developed by Unknown. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as hcw89.sys with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

How to determine if your computer is infected with hcw89.sys malware?

Look out for the these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with hcw89.sys malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • hcw89.sys occupies extra CPU space
  • PC processing speed slows down
  • Browser often redirects to irrelevant websites
  • Browser is bombarded with hordes of popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes repeatedly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible hcw89.sys malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Program Files perform an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove hcw89.sys malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Step 1: Download our award-winning Free Antivirus

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: Select Customize Configuration option and arrange installers, configuration, and file location.

Step 4: Restart your PC after the installation gets over

Step 5: Wait for Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with the quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be notified through an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove hcw89.sys malware from your computer including all other malwares!
 

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First Seen: 21 April 2009 at 4:21 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
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1 Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. Executable 4efd6a39053d4781
b13dbca02c70ce32
e80b2d58
8767c93e63a969ec
ed59aa4fe13f2b77
No 7.9.1.2918
6
7.9.1.2918
6
10.224.1.57/32
2 Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. Executable 2b022e10c085a909
a2b620ee70c4a639
3d5d48ed
ced3bf8467751562
0f64dbfda3b5d3c0
No 7.2.9.2611
9
7.2.9.2611
9
Denmark
3 Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. Executable 1f455bda09ee028e
c89395588f195bde
f8394e20
a3a7755b9c59a4d9
78d4eba3b1a5f139
No 7.9.1.2833
6
7.9.1.2833
6
10.224.1.55/32
4 Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. Executable 6f6e2dcb2dbcde15
ecd8c44f42aafdfd
f6232fb9
62e37ddc4835a1b9
675e681d4a0f286a
No 7.6.1.2711
8
7.6.1.2711
8
United States
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