How to Remove “hcw11.sys”

What is hcw11.sys?

hcw11.sys is a legitimate file. This process is known as Hauppauge WINTV CI USB USB Driver. It belongs to WinTV CIUSB and was developed by Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. It is commonly stored in C:\Program Files. Malware programmers or cybercriminals write different types of malicious programs and name it as hcw11.sys to spread virus.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with hcw11.sys malware?       

Each malware is different and causes unique problems to the system. You will notice one or several of the following symptoms if your system is infected with hcw11.sys malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • hcw11.sys file is taking more of your CPU memory 
  • System performance is very low
  • Browser is redirected to some strange websites
  • Interference of annoying popup ads
  • Other malwares infiltrate into the system

To further establish the malware infection, take the following steps:

  1. Go to Task Manager by pressing the combination of keys ctrl+alt+del
  2. Go to the process tab and right-click on the hcw11.sys and open the file location


If the file is located outside C:\Program Files, then it is likely that the system is affected with hcw11.sys malware.

How to remove hcw11.sys malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Ideally, replacing the existing hcw11.sys file on your computer with a different version procured from the internet is advisable. To remove the file using Comodo's trusted and effective antivirus software, follow the steps below:

Step 1: Download the award-winning Comodo 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: Once the Installation is Finished, restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

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

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

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove hcw11.sys malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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First Seen: 04 July 2009 at 8:17 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
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1 Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. Executable b465df7773093746
f3268e788777ecce
96935fa3
01835598e73b51af
18993bcb5b73b458
Yes 3.6.0.7 3.6.0.7 Canada
2 Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. Executable ef0ed2f7cf74d093
80a1ec8c14cd0c5d
2bc9cc2f
7b4eebd531355a74
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No 3.6.0.7 3.6.0.7 197.251.143.5/32
3 Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. Executable b465df7773093746
f3268e788777ecce
96935fa3
01835598e73b51af
18993bcb5b73b458
Yes 3.6.0.7 3.6.0.7 United States
4 Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. Executable ef0ed2f7cf74d093
80a1ec8c14cd0c5d
2bc9cc2f
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