How to Remove “hhc.exe”

What is hhc.exe?


hhc.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as  Microsoft HTML Help Compiler.  It is associated with HTML Help developed by Unknown. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

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

Affected Platforms: Windows OS


How to determine if your computer is infected with hhc.exe malware?


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

  • Unstable internet connection
  • hhc.exe 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 hhc.exe 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 hhc.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

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

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 05 February 2011 at 1:17 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 687624acd858e5dd
ff22f2d57ac8edb2
cc3d4301
100e6f3afccc2c52
e408f0a44fc96368
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 4.74.8702 4.74.8702 37.236.112.33/32 N/A
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 9c8c20c03127e83b
d3078a8d79bf21e4
98060572
55a9d437744a3109
0fb636e95ec5cd49
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 4.74.8702 4.74.8702 Brazil N/A
3 N/A Executable 3e5c8356f9c0ea64
a0f832d73c9f807d
ee78ab22
c41e7bb4c50ecc1a
0869fc8cb5ce3673
Backdoor.Win
32.Bifrose.b
xoi0
No 1.02.0004 1.02.0004 10.224.1.116/32 N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable b96957dee1f98f89
06496be27ae04ad5
c0c88a6e
99ac87ecdbe17dcd
ec8f58b373244e58
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 4.74.8702 4.74.8702 Philippines N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 19 November 2008 at 12:50 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 N/A Executable fb7c39ec31f6329c
9f21340e3ed6bc81
475da97e
a0fd54d7b1aeb07b
16c8dd143bfc89a5
No N/A N/A 10.224.1.55/32
2 N/A Executable fb7c39ec31f6329c
9f21340e3ed6bc81
475da97e
a0fd54d7b1aeb07b
16c8dd143bfc89a5
No N/A N/A 10.224.1.62/32
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 0cd6bdba0b73eb5e
26780b3dfc09d320
15aac35f
7a7935b7bde566ac
60b5ef995b9daf83
No 4.74.8702 4.74.8702 10.224.1.62/32
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 0cd6bdba0b73eb5e
26780b3dfc09d320
15aac35f
7a7935b7bde566ac
60b5ef995b9daf83
No 4.74.8702 4.74.8702 198.20.167.84/32
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