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Should I remove Hercules Deluxe Optical Glass?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #26,293
United States Rank #31,623
Reach 0.0063%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.09 days
651.62 days >
Average installed length: 342.38 days


VersionDistribution 2.42% 17.74% 26.61% 53.23%

Hercules Deluxe Optical Glass


Hercules Deluxe Optical Glass is a program developed by Hercules. The most used version is, 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. 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 main program executable is Station2.exe. The software installer includes 71 files and is usually about 64.04 MB (67,153,496 bytes). libupdate.dll 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 Vista (SP2). While about 36% of users of Hercules Deluxe Optical Glass come from France, it is also popular in the United States and Germany.

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 -l0x0007 -removeonly
Estimated size: 64.04 MB
Language: German

Program filesFiles installed by Hercules Deluxe Optical Glass

Program executable:Station2.exe
Name:Hercules Webcam Station Evolution
Hercules Webcam Station Evolution SE
Path:C:\Program Files\Hercules\Deluxe Optical Glass\Station2.exe
Additional files:
  • 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
  • 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
  • XtrCtrlFRA.dll
  • XtrCtrlITA.dll
  • XtrCtrlNLD.dll
  • XtrCtrlPTB.dll
  • XtrCtrlRUS.dll
  • hdrvupd.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • XtrCtrl.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{868C4F78-9A4C-420B-A3C9-2873D71148AD}' (runs on registration).
  • hdrvupd.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4DAA337B-D9CD-4863-9EB6-CC63861E164C}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • XtrCtrl.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\XtrCtrl.exe /startup.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • XtrCtrl.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Hercules\Deluxe Optical Glass\XtrCtrl.exe'.
  • Station2.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Hercules\Deluxe Optical Glass\Station2.exe'.

How do I remove Hercules Deluxe Optical Glass?

You can uninstall Hercules Deluxe 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Hercules Deluxe Optical Glass, 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 Deluxe Optical Glass.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
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 58.06%
Windows Vista 17.74%
Windows XP 16.13%
Windows 10 8.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.25%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.57%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.11%
Windows 7 Professional 10.66%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.66%
Windows 10 Home 3.28%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.71% of installs come from France
Which countries install it?
  France 35.71%
  United States 28.57%
  Germany 15.71%
  Italy 6.43%
  Belgium 2.86%
  United Kingdom 2.86%
  Spain 2.14%
  UA 1.43%
  Netherlands 1.43%
  Brazil 0.71%
  Switzerland 0.71%
  Romania 0.71%
  Croatia 0.71%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 32.39%
Hewlett-Packard 25.35%
Dell 9.86%
American Megatrends 4.23%
Medion 4.23%
Sahara 4.23%
Intel 2.82%
Lenovo 1.41%
Common models
Acer Aspire X3810 3.13%
Gigabyte EX38-DS4 2.08%
HP-Pavilion FR645AA-ABF a... 2.08%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 2.08%
Acer Aspire XC100 2.08%


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