What is hcdll2_ex_Win32.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the hcdll2_ex_Win32.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Hcdll2_ex_Win32.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with hcdll2_ex_Win32
Hcdll2_ex_Win32.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Hardcopy belongs to software Hardcopy or Hardcopy Hardcopy) by sw4you GmbH.

Description: Hcdll2_ex_Win32.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file hcdll2_ex_Win32.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of C:\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 37,440 bytes (39% of all occurrences), 37,880 bytes, 31,744 bytes, 32,256 bytes or 62,232 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program has no visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. The file has a digital signature. Hcdll2_ex_Win32.exe is able to record keyboard inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 79% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: It is possible to contact Customer Service or safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Hardcopy or Hardcopy Hardcopy) (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as hcdll2_ex_Win32.exe. Therefore, you should check the hcdll2_ex_Win32.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Harcdopy Task
  Christophe Herail   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of hcdll2_ex_Win32.exe: based on 2 votes with 1 user comment. One user thinks hcdll2_ex_Win32.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks hcdll2_ex_Win32.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving hcdll2_ex_Win32 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with hcdll2_ex_Win32. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the hcdll2_ex_Win32.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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