What is hcwP1Utl.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 hcwP1Utl.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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HcwP1Utl.exe file information

The process known as SoloUtility Application belongs to software SoloUtility Application or Hauppauge WinTV-PVR (version 150 Drivers) by unknown.

Description: HcwP1Utl.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. HcwP1Utl.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 45,056 bytes. 
There is no file information. The program is not visible. HcwP1Utl.exe is not a Windows system file. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with hcwP1Utl.exe come up, you can also safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Hauppauge German Help Files or Hauppauge WinTV-PVR 150 Drivers (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify hcwP1Utl.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as hcwP1Utl.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the hcwP1Utl.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

Haupauge WINTV Process - just ignore
das ist der Treiber einer Hauppage TV Karte
  Volker Banfield  
TV Tuner Card
I also have a Happauge video capture card. A quick Internet search revealed what this problem was.
Part of WinTV driver. Older version may not be completely compatible with Windows XP

Summary: Average user rating of hcwP1Utl.exe: based on 5 votes with 5 user comments. 3 users think hcwP1Utl.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving hcwP1Utl issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with hcwP1Utl. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the hcwP1Utl.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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