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7% remove it93% keep it
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VersionDistribution 23.53% 76.47%

Hercules Dualpix Chat and Show


Hercules Dualpix Chat and Show 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 setup package generally installs about 70 files and is usually about 41.62 MB (43,640,653 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 XP. While about 23% of users of Hercules Dualpix Chat and Show come from France, it is also popular in Germany and the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hercules\Hercules Dualpix Chat and Show
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{F0CFDC72-63D2-4086-A54F-1514494394A0}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0007 -removeonly
Estimated size: 41.62 MB
Language: German

Program filesFiles installed by Hercules Dualpix Chat and Show

  • ControlUISkin2.dll (by Guillemot) - Hercules Xtra Controller (Hercules Xtra Controller Main Application)
  • DIFxAPI.dll (by Microsoft) - Driver Install Frameworks API (DIFxAPI) (Driver Install Frameworks for API library module)
  • FXCore.dll (by Guillemot) - Webcam Station Evolution (FXCore Dynamic Link Library)
  • hdrvupd.exe
  • HWCmsgbx.dll - msgbx 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
  • NewSound.dll - Hercules Webcam Station Evolution (Hercules Webcam Station Evolution dll)
  • SkinPack.dll - SkinPack Dynamic Link Library
  • WebCamAudioProperties.dll - Web Cam Station2 & related (Audio Properties Dialog)
  • WebCamPropertyWindow.dll - Hercules Webcam property window GUI
  • WebCamUSBMonitor.dll - WebcamUSBMonitor Library
  • XtrCtrlEx.exe
  • XtrCtrlExDEU.dll
  • XtrCtrlExESP.dll
  • XtrCtrlExFRA.dll
  • XtrCtrlExITA.dll
  • XtrCtrlExNLD.dll
  • XtrCtrlExPTB.dll
  • XtrCtrlExRUS.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 'XtrCtrlExEmotion' which loads as C:\Program Files\Hercules\Dualpix Emotion\XtrCtrlEx.exe /startup.

How do I remove Hercules Dualpix Chat and Show?

Quickly and completely remove Hercules Dualpix Chat and Show 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 Dualpix Chat and Show 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 Dualpix Chat and Show, 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 Dualpix Chat and Show.

Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win 8 6%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.82%
Windows XP 17.65%
Windows Vista 17.65%
Windows 8 5.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.18%
Windows 7 Professional 17.65%
Microsoft Windows XP 17.65%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.88%
Windows Vista Ultimate 5.88%
Windows 8 Enterprise 5.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.73% of installs come from France
Which countries install it?
  France 22.73%
  Germany 22.73%
  United States 22.73%
  Italy 18.18%
  Belgium 4.55%
  Sweden 4.55%
  Spain 4.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 42.86%
Acer 21.43%
ASUS 14.29%
Packard Bell 7.14%
Dell 7.14%
American Megatrends 7.14%
Common models
Compaq-Presario FR462AA-U... 6.67%
MSI MS-7641 6.67%
Hewlett-Packard CQ1150FR 6.67%
ASUSTeK K70IC 6.67%
ACER Aspire M3641 6.67%
Dell Inspiron 531 6.67%


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