How to Remove “HCWUSB2.sys”

What is HCWUSB2.sys?


HCWUSB2.sys is a legitimate process file popularly known as Hauppauge Computer Works USB WDM Driver.  It is associated with software  WinTV FW 2.5.32 developed by Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc.. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as HCWUSB2.sys with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS


How to determine if your computer is infected with HCWUSB2.sys malware?

Look out for the these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with HCWUSB2.sys malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • HCWUSB2.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 HCWUSB2.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 HCWUSB2.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 HCWUSB2.sys malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

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Safe Entries

First Seen: 07 July 2008 at 8:08 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
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Version
Product
Version
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1 Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. Executable 7ae366e5784290ac
c60f51e166f1a67b
9f5210f0
202ef64546f91b8b
b337dd77fdd58730
No 2.52.1.212
76
2.52.1.212
76
United States
2 Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. Executable 5c5b24b0835382df
c86a791766b23f78
35315004
9cebcd0f6d47e0ae
1676d667d7fb54b0
No 2.2.73.230
63
2.2.73.230
63
Internal Submission
3 Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. Executable 3a8a297885879f2b
837e4d901c1df979
226fb232
37ec4030f0dd4558
8f89e36d84551af5
No 2.2.58.221
25
2.2.58.221
25
Internal Submission
4 Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. Executable 00b76dce3167c8ef
324a525604e4fe56
fb487991
f23b2b980b853972
30d19b316f2054f1
No 2.2.58.221
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2.2.58.221
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