How to Remove “hcw88r9x.sys”

What is hcw88r9x.sys?


hcw88r9x.sys is a legitimate process file popularly known as RC5 Decoder Driver.  It is associated with software WinTV 88x and 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 hcw88r9x.sys with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS


How to determine if your computer is infected with hcw88r9x.sys malware?


Look out for the these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with hcw88r9x.sys malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • hcw88r9x.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 hcw88r9x.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 hcw88r9x.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.

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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 hcw88r9x.sys malware from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

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Safe Entries

First Seen: 21 April 2009 at 4:22 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 88be6057c880f692
64f85b238b235f62
ec457865
da4313450e6b6bac
32dd898d45463a97
No 2.105.2307
4
2.105.2307
4
Internal Submission
2 Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. Executable 363d535eb69fcb18
a29c3db43c4dc801
40888d31
1ab2e304a85f869e
94b91311fb1b13d3
No 2.121.2531
1
2.121.2531
1
197.251.143.5/32
3 Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. Executable 791e9c71011a669f
91fe2ef2a35901c4
35dc845e
0cb44d03ef8081d7
6d506220d7d0aed5
No 2.116.2416
7
2.116.2416
7
Internal Submission
4 Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. Executable bb6114c24b3aea0c
7902c32ceab89388
127eecc0
250a00d7ce8f3efc
faf7aa7894adafae
No 2.102.2228
5
2.102.2228
5
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