How to Remove “hcw89.sys”

What is hcw89.sys?


hcw89.sys is a legitimate process file popularly known as  WinTV-HVR-22xx Driver.  It is associated with software Hauppauge WinTV-HVR-22xx developed by Unknown. It is located in C:\Program Files by default.

Malware programmers write virus files with malicious scripts and save them as hcw89.sys with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platforms: Windows OS

How to determine if your computer is infected with hcw89.sys malware?

Look out for the these symptoms to check if your PC is infected with hcw89.sys malware:

  • Unstable internet connection
  • hcw89.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 hcw89.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 hcw89.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 hcw89.sys malware from your computer including all other malwares!
 

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Malware Entries

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First Seen: 14 June 2009 at 9:33 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
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Version
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1 Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. Executable 49ca1bb1c85dedfc
cfe9835ffd344265
671466cc
927d1055c42e844a
2b854f32996f3913
No 7.9.1.2918
6
7.9.1.2918
6
Internal Submission
2 Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. Executable e3cfdf025be68b8d
3e809d25aa3b96e2
4a9dd110
495234b4af9ccc41
5a586a60bd93ab6b
No 7.6.1.2707
6
7.6.1.2707
6
Internal Submission
3 Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. Executable e1e8f50867d93a60
74fe4a0447d954ba
bf7ab8eb
cf2e500e1060d94f
6259c3a9038018bc
No 7.6.27.273
23
7.6.27.273
23
Internal Submission
4 Hauppauge Computer Works, Inc. Executable 989dc500b33a50d9
67153b4bd6f9b845
6d634c59
88736bbb1deb601f
ca9c1b951ab54b5e
No 7.6.27.273
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7.6.27.273
23
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