How to remove the hwclock virus
Most antivirus programs identify hwclock.exe as malware, e.g. TrendMicro identifies it as BKDR_SDBOT.GAA, and Microsoft identifies it as Backdoor:Win32/Small.BX.
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Hwclock.exe file information
Description: hwclock.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
The file size on Windows 7/XP is 6,694 bytes.
It is a file without information about the developer of this file. The program has no visible window. Hwclock.exe is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The file is not a Windows system file. The program uses ports to connect to a LAN or the Internet. hwclock.exe is able to manipulate other programs. Therefore the technical security rating is 85% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.
Recommended: Identify hwclock.exe related errors
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as hwclock.exe, particularly when located in the c:\windows or c:\windows\system32 folder. Therefore, you should check the hwclock.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.
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