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Should I remove Hercules Optical Glass?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #24,864
United States Rank #43,356
Reach 0.0079%

Versions

VersionDistribution
4.0.2.1 94.59%
4.0.1.5 5.41%

Typically installed together

Hercules Optical Glass

Overview

Hercules Optical Glass is a software program developed by Hercules. The most common release is 4.0.2.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 59 files and is usually about 42.3 MB (44,354,772 bytes). The installed file libupdate.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 38% of users of Hercules Optical Glass come from France, it is also popular in Germany and the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hercules\Hercules Optical Glass
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{E6F043EB-FEF5-4C34-95AF-99B3EB68F7D9}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0007 -removeonly
Estimated size: 42.3 MB
Language: German

Program filesFiles installed by Hercules Optical Glass

  • NewSound.dll (by Guillemot) - Hercules Webcam Station Evolution (Hercules Webcam Station Evolution dll)
  • HWCmsgbx.dll (by Guillemot) - msgbx Dynamic Link Library
  • WebCamAudioProperties.dll - Web Cam Station2 & related (Audio Properties Dialog)
  • ControlUISkin2.dll - Hercules Xtra Controller (Hercules Xtra Controller Main Application)
  • FXCore.dll - Webcam Station Evolution (FXCore Dynamic Link Library)
  • libcmmn.dll - libcmmn Dynamic Link Library
  • libupdate.dll - libupdate Dynamic Link Library
  • libupdateARA.dll
  • libupdateDEU.dll
  • libupdateELL.dll
  • libupdateESP.dll
  • libupdateFRA.dll
  • libupdateITA.dll
  • libupdateNLD.dll
  • libupdatePLK.dll
  • libupdatePTB.dll
  • libupdateRUS.dll
  • libupdateTRK.dll
  • SkinPack.dll - SkinPack Dynamic Link Library
  • WebCamPropertyWindow.dll - Hercules Webcam property window GUI
  • WebCamUSBMonitor.dll - WebcamUSBMonitor Library
  • XtrCtrlEx.exe
  • XtrCtrlExDEU.dll
  • XtrCtrlExELL.dll
  • XtrCtrlExESP.dll
  • XtrCtrlExFRA.dll
  • XtrCtrlExITA.dll
  • XtrCtrlExNLD.dll
  • hdrvupd.exe
  • XtrCtrlExARA.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • hdrvupd.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4DAA337B-D9CD-4863-9EB6-CC63861E164C}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • XtrCtrlEx.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'CamserviceHDSunset' which loads as C:\Program Files\Hercules\Hercules HD Sunset\XtrCtrlEx.exe /startup.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • XtrCtrlEx.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Hercules\Dualpix HD\XtrCtrlEx.exe'.

How do I remove Hercules Optical Glass?

Quickly and completely remove Hercules Optical Glass from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Hercules Optical Glass from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Hercules Optical Glass, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Hercules Optical Glass.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.96%
Windows 8 30.63%
Windows Vista 3.60%
Windows XP 1.80%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.12%
Windows 7 Professional 12.61%
Windows 8.1 9.91%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.31%
Windows 10 Home 2.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.70% of installs come from France
Which countries install it?
  France 37.70%
  Germany 19.67%
  United States 18.85%
  Belgium 9.84%
  Italy 4.10%
  Spain 2.46%
  Czech Republic 1.64%
  United Kingdom 1.64%
  Romania 1.64%
  Luxembourg 0.82%
  Thailand 0.82%
  UA 0.82%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 36.84%
Hewlett-Packard 19.30%
GIGABYTE 15.79%
ASUS 8.77%
Medion 8.77%
Dell 5.26%
Lenovo 3.51%
American Megatrends 1.75%
Common models
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LENOVO 2562 2.50%
MEDION MS-7797 2.50%
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