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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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1.10.0000 47.37%
1.01.0000 5.26%
1.00.0000 47.37%

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LightCapture is a program developed by I-O DATA DEVICE, INC. The most used version is 1.10.0000, 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 programs's main executable is lightcapture.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 97.32 MB of memory. The software installer includes 6 files and is usually about 6.33 MB (6,640,548 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 76% of users of LightCapture come from Japan, it is also popular in the United States and Hong Kong.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.iodata.jp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\I-O DATA\LightCapture
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{5982DE66-98C4-4351-AADB-61EC2CAE0B94}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0011 -removeonly
Estimated size: 6.33 MB
Language: Japanese

Program filesFiles installed by LightCapture

Program executable:lightcapture.exe
Light Capture
Path:C:\Program Files\i-o data\lightcapture\lightcapture.exe
Additional files:
  • Tool.exe - GV-USB2 (Light Capture)
  • gvusb2.dll - gvusb2 (gvusb2 20121004)
  • MFC71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio .NET (MFCDLL Shared Library - Retail Version)
  • msvcr71.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • vcredist_x86.exe - Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable (Microsoft Visual C++ 2008 Redistributable Setup)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • LightCapture.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'LightCapture' which loads as C:\Program Files\I-O DATA\LightCapture\LightCapture.exe /s.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:97.32 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0588488135%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00806798%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.05078083%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:14,129,320
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:436 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:1.07 MB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove LightCapture?

You can uninstall LightCapture 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 LightCapture, 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 LightCapture.

Win 7 (SP1) 74%
Win 8.1 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.68%
Windows 10 19.74%
Windows XP 3.95%
Windows Vista 2.63%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.00%
Windows 7 Professional 24.00%
Windows 8.1 12.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.33%
Windows 10 Home 5.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

75.90% of installs come from Japan
Which countries install it?
  Japan 75.90%
  United States 19.28%
  Hong Kong 2.41%
  Belgium 1.20%
  Australia 1.20%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
NEC 19.35%
Dell 16.13%
Toshiba 16.13%
Lenovo 12.90%
ASUS 6.45%
Hewlett-Packard 6.45%
Acer 6.45%
Apple 3.23%
American Megatrends 3.23%
Common models
ThirdWave Corporation Pri... 7.81%
ASUS All Series 3.13%
TOSHIBA dynabook T67/TG 3.13%
TOSHIBA dynabook TX/65KBL... 1.56%
TOSHIBA dynabook T554/45K... 1.56%

Publisher URL: www.iodata.com


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