How to Remove “HLC23.exe”

What is HLC23.exe?


Originally developed by e-merge GmbH. HLC23.exe is a legitimate file process and that is associated with WinACE Self-Extractor. It is an important component of WinACE Self-Extractor and is located in C:\Program Files by default.

HLC23.exe virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after HLC23.exe with an aim to spread virus on the internet.


Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with HLC23.exe malware?


If your system is affected by HLC23.exe malware, you will notice one or the several below symptoms:

  • HLC23.exe occupies an unusually large CPU memory
  • Erratic internet connection
  • Your browser is bombarded with annoying popup ads
  • Computer screen freezes
  • PC's processing speed suffers
  • You are redirected to unknown websites


To pinpoint the virus file location, take the following steps:

Step 1: Press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys at once to open Task Manager.

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

How to remove HLC23.exe malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove HLC23.exe and other malwares using Comodo Antivirus, or Comodo Cleaning Essentials (CCE) – both of which are absolutely free to download! CCE is a set of computer security tools designed to help you identify and remove malwares and unsafe processes from an infected computer.

To remove malwares using CCE, take the following steps:

1. Check the system requirements and download the feature-rich CCE suite for free.

2. After installation, choose the type of scan you want to perform. CCE offers 3 scan options to get rid of malwares from a PC:

  • Smart Scan: Does a scan on critical areas of your system.
  • Full Scan: Does a complete scan of your system.
  • Custom Scan: Does a scan only on selected items.

The process to initiate the above mentioned scans are self-explanatory and thus, easy-to-use. 
Additionally, it's recommended that you approve of any updates that the CCE will prompt you about to ensure it does a better job of identifying all the latest threats.

3. Click 'Next' to view the results.

Regardless of the type of scan you choose, the results will sometimes show false positive (flagging files that are actually safe), which has to be ignored. Only select the files you want to get rid of.

4. Click 'Apply' to apply the selected operations to the threats. The selected operations will be applied.

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 12 February 2011 at 8:54 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable c5d72bc1050b3bea
045398b24f213d56
f3e00c89
128c6f55570909bc
aa85364d38b49268
Win32.Fujack
s.S~clean
No N/A N/A India N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 09 September 2008 at 1:12 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 e-merge GmbH Executable f2a4f15ec4356273
5f815192ba5f3efb
d96a597c
23fe9510bac1c997
246cc6f55d70dd8c
No 1.3.0.0 1.3.0.0 10.224.1.117/32
2 e-merge GmbH Executable d2b1eb7befaba72e
f7b74913a97eadb8
0720eb26
7aeac15bd734aee0
4e1cd0337df849af
No 1.3.0.0 1.3.0.0 Germany
3 [CFS]Robster productions Executable 33815823a3498e44
d113d8bf9823aefc
466b6abc
ab70f9e578b46294
f2de0c87d6dec6c2
No 2.3.0.0 2.3.0.0 Internal Submission
4 [CFS]Robster productions Executable 33815823a3498e44
d113d8bf9823aefc
466b6abc
ab70f9e578b46294
f2de0c87d6dec6c2
No 2.3.0.0 2.3.0.0 10.224.1.117/32
Display 4 items per page
  • 4 items per page
  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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