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3.CMK2.2005 33.33%
2.CMK2.2007 66.67%

Hercules DJ Console Series drivers


Hercules DJ Console Series drivers is a program developed by Hercules. The most used version is 2.cmk2.2007, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The software installer includes 8 files and is usually about 9.84 MB (10,316,932 bytes). HDJ2Updater.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 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hercules.com
Help link: ts.hercules.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hercules\Audio\DJ Console Series
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{E4BC9EE4-67F8-4335-BF46-BDACE314BCF6}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 9.84 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Hercules DJ Console Series drivers

  • HDJSAPI.dll - Hercules DJ Console Series Library (Backward Compatibility)
  • HDJAPI.dll - Hercules DJ Console Series Library (v2)
  • HRFDongle.dll - HRFDongle Dynamic Link Library
  • DJConsoleMixer.exe - Hercules® DJ Console Mixer
  • HDJ2CPL.exe - Hercules® DJ Console Mk2 (Hercules® DJ Console Mk2 Control Panel)
  • HDJ2Updater.exe - Hercules® DJ Console Mk2 Updater
  • HDJAsioCpl.dll - Hercules® DJ Console (Hercules® DJ Console ASIO Driver Control Panel)
  • HDJASIOU.DLL - Hercules® DJ Console ASIO User Driver

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • HDJ2CPL.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DJ Console Mk2' which loads as C:\Program Files\Hercules\Audio\DJ Console Series\MK2\HDJ2CPL.exe -hide.

How do I remove Hercules DJ Console Series drivers?

You can uninstall Hercules DJ Console Series drivers 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 Hercules DJ Console Series drivers, 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 Hercules DJ Console Series drivers.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 10 33%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows 10 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 33.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 33.33%
Windows 8.1 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 66.67%
Toshiba 33.33%


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