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9% remove it91% keep it
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VersionDistribution 7.76% 24.14% 31.90% 36.21%

Xtra Controller


Xtra Controller is a software program developed by Hercules. The most common release is, 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 71 files and is usually about 32.35 MB (33,923,087 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 Vista (SP2). While about 40% of users of Xtra Controller come from France, it is also popular in Germany and the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hercules\Deluxe Optical Glass
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{E6F043EB-FEF5-4C34-95AF-99B3EB68F7D9}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0816 -removeonly
Estimated size: 32.35 MB
Language: Portuguese (Portugal)

Program filesFiles installed by Xtra Controller

  • 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)
  • CamService.exe - Hercules Xtra Controller (CamService Application)
  • CamServiceDEU.dll
  • CamServiceESP.dll
  • CamServiceFRA.dll
  • CamServiceITA.dll
  • CamServiceNLD.dll
  • CamServicePTB.dll
  • CamServiceRUS.dll
  • ControlUISkin2.dll - Hercules Zoom Controller (Hercules Zoom Controller Main Application)
  • FXCore.dll - Webcam Station Evolution (FXCore Dynamic Link Library)
  • libcmmn.dll - libcmmn Dynamic Link Library
  • libupdate.dll - libupdate Dynamic Link Library
  • libupdateDEU.dll
  • libupdateESP.dll
  • libupdateFRA.dll
  • libupdateITA.dll
  • libupdateNLD.dll
  • libupdatePTB.dll
  • libupdateRUS.dll
  • SkinPack.dll - SkinPack Dynamic Link Library
  • WebCamPropertyWindow.dll - Hercules Webcam property window GUI
  • WebCamUSBMonitor.dll - WebcamUSBMonitor Library
  • XtrCtrl.exe
  • XtrCtrlDEU.dll
  • XtrCtrlESP.dll
  • XtrCtrlPTB.dll
  • XtrCtrlRUS.dll
  • hdrvupd.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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

How do I remove Xtra Controller?

Quickly and completely remove Xtra Controller from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Xtra Controller 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 Xtra Controller, 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 Xtra Controller.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.24%
Windows Vista 13.79%
Windows XP 10.34%
Windows 8 8.62%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 47.37%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.40%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.53%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.65%
Windows 7 Professional 7.89%
Windows 10 Home 4.39%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.16% of installs come from France
Which countries install it?
  France 40.16%
  Germany 18.90%
  United States 15.75%
  Italy 7.87%
  Spain 6.30%
  United Kingdom 3.94%
  Belgium 1.57%
  Netherlands 1.57%
  Switzerland 0.79%
  Luxembourg 0.79%
  Croatia 0.79%
  Hungary 0.79%
  CV 0.79%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 38.18%
Hewlett-Packard 21.82%
Dell 14.55%
American Megatrends 7.27%
Toshiba 7.27%
Packard Bell 3.64%
Common models
HP-Pavilion WK685AA-ABF p... 2.17%
Packard Bell imedia S1300 2.17%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 2.17%
Packard Bell imedia S1800 2.17%
TOSHIBA Satellite L550 1.09%


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