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Hawker is a software usually installs without your knowledge vith the download of freeware. In fact some sites use the method of repackaging. This is an operation that is to redo the module software installation by adding download options. These options allow to add other software as for example toolbars browser, or potentially unwanted software. The addition of these new programs can decrease the performance of the system but also slow or redirect internet surfing. As a general rule, should focus on the author’s official site to download your software.
Identified : 05/16/2015.


– It belongs to a family of PUP (Potentially Unwanted Program).
– Vendor : PUP.Optional

Main Actions

– It is installed as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) of internet browser (O2),
– It installs as a process launched at startup of the system (RP),
– It settled in the Base of registers to be launched each time with the system (O4).
– It creates to many registry keys ‘Software’
– It creates additional folders (O43),
– It moved to the Windows prefetcher folder (O45).

– (.Hawker – VersionControl.) — C:Program FilesHawkerVersionControl.exe
O2 – BHO: Hawker – {853130B6-1A29-4D9D-9513-2A461287651E} . (.Hawker – Hawker.) — C:Program FilesHawkerHawker.dll
O4 – HKLM..Run: . (.Hawker – VersionControl.) — C:Program FilesHawkerVersionControl.exe
O4 – HKCU..Run: . (.Hawker – VersionControl.) — C:Program FilesHawkerVersionControl.exe
O4 – HKUSS-1-5-21-150496909-2494799780-2753360984-1000..Run: . (.Hawker – VersionControl.) — C:Program FilesHawkerVersionControl.exe

O43 – CFD: 16/05/2015 – 22:42:13 – [] —-D C:Program FilesHawker



Remove Software

– Remove software in Windows Configuration Panel,

Remove with ZHPcleaner

Diagnose with ZHPDiag

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