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Should I remove Hand Gesture Control?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,390
United States Rank #17,050
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VersionDistribution 58.96% 27.75% 1.73% 0.58% 7.51% 3.47%

Hand Gesture Control


Hand Gesture Control is a program developed by PointGrab. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software installer includes 44 files and is usually about 116.44 MB (122,100,623 bytes). wyUpdate.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 8.1. While about 64% of users of Hand Gesture Control come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\PointGrab\Hand Gesture Control\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{67CDF166-7260-435A-9834-785542EF218A}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 116.44 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Hand Gesture Control

  • CommunicationUtil.dll - PointGrab Hand Gesture Control
  • PGService.exe
  • Win32API.dll
  • WinRTHelpers.dll
  • PG.exe - PG Application
  • PG_Logon.exe
  • PG_Service_Launcher.exe
  • WebcamSplitterServer.exe - PG Splitter (PG Splitter Application)
  • PG_Linux_WinDLL.dll - PG SDK dll
  • PG_SDK_DllMfc.dll
  • Rvclib.dll (by Realtek semiconductor)
  • wyUpdate.exe (by wyDay) - wyUpdate
  • QtCore4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtDeclarative4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • QtGui4.dll
  • QtNetwork4.dll
  • QtScript4.dll
  • QtSql4.dll
  • QtXmlPatterns4.dll
  • PG_OSD.exe
  • PG_SDK_DevApp.vs11.exe
  • PG_SettingsApp.exe
  • PG_SettingsLib.dll
  • PG_Tray.exe
  • PG_UiAppLib.dll
  • PointGrabDeviceAPI.dll
  • StringProviderLib.dll
  • WebCamCtrl.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • PG_Tray.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named PointGrab.
2 Services
  • PGService.exe runs as a service named 'PGService' (PGService) "PGService".
  • PG_Service_Launcher.exe runs as a service named 'PG_Service_Launcher' (PG_Service_Launcher) "PointGrab Logon application Service Lancher".

How do I remove Hand Gesture Control?

You can uninstall Hand Gesture Control 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Hand Gesture Control, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Hand Gesture Control.

Win 10 99%
Win 8.1 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 100.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 43.60%
Windows 8.1 42.44%
Windows 8.1 Connected 7.56%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 2.33%
Windows 10 Pro 1.16%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.16%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.64% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.64%
  France 11.36%
  Italy 5.45%
  United Kingdom 5.00%
  Australia 2.27%
  Germany 1.82%
  Spain 1.36%
  Switzerland 0.91%
  Sweden 0.91%
  Japan 0.91%
  Netherlands 0.91%
  MA 0.45%
  Singapore 0.45%
  Qatar 0.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 95.00%
Samsung 5.00%
Common models
ASUSTeK ET2230I 25.73%
ASUSTeK ET2323I 14.62%
ASUSTeK PT2001 13.45%
ASUSTeK ET2031I 9.36%
ASUSTeK ET2321I 9.36%
Acer Aspire U5-620 7.60%


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