How to Remove “hcw88tse.sys”

What is hcw88tse.sys?

Originally developed by Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc, hcw88tse.sys is a legitimate file process and also called as  WinTV Cx880 AVstream TS/Encoder Driver that is associated with hcw88tse.sys.  It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

hcw88tse.sys virus is created when malware authors write virus files and name them after hcw88tse.sys with an aim to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with hcw88tse.sys malware?

If your system is affected by hcw88tse.sys malware, you will notice one or the several below symptoms:

  • hcw88tse.sys 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 hcw88tse.sys malware from system using Comodo Cleaning Essentials?

You can either choose to remove hcw88tse.sys 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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Safe Entries

First Seen: 21 April 2009 at 4:24 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
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Version
Product
Version
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1 Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc Executable f05e00c4fff5cb90
f1116ca1e40d4a19
096dc743
2ca0bfb6711b04be
5eac8d2481654355
No 2.105.2307
4
2.105.2307
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2 Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc Executable b41138898cf48f51
f8d9912b83780be3
dc510778
5678d306b9808dcd
91722e805c2b9dd6
No 2.121.2535
1
2.121.2535
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3 Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc Executable a787963f07254ccf
011547cfe7032991
ff168fa7
9e461f4dba9f1343
c4c49a12c035c481
No 2.116.2416
7
2.116.2416
7
Internal Submission
4 Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc Executable 2e2a1e31e4263833
6f51d937c09d2755
27a33c51
70f4d3b15e77c7f3
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No 2.110.2333
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2.110.2333
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