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Should I remove Thrustmaster Hotas Cougar Drivers?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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3.HCO.2004 3.70%
1.HCO.2007 96.30%

Thrustmaster Hotas Cougar Drivers


Thrustmaster Hotas Cougar Drivers is a program developed by Thrustmaster. The most used version is 1.hco.2007, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 installer includes 19 files and is usually about 19.84 MB (20,800,935 bytes). HOTASUpdate.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. While about 58% of users of Thrustmaster Hotas Cougar Drivers come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and DK.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.thrustmaster.com
Help link: ts.thrustmaster.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\HOTAS
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{B0F2127F-BCF3-42F1-808A-1DFB41D6C400}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 19.84 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Thrustmaster Hotas Cougar Drivers

  • HotasFileInfo.EXE - Hotas Cougar VersionInfo Application (VersionInfo MFC Application)
  • MultiDevices.exe - HOTAS Multi Device Controller
  • CougarBState.exe - CougarBState Application (Cougar Physical buttons and logical flags state)
  • HOTASUpdate.exe - HOTASUpdate Application (HOTAS Firmware Update)
  • ThrottleRange.exe - HOTAS Throttle Range
  • HOTASCleanse.exe - HOTAS Cougar (HOTAS Cougar Cleanse)
  • HOTASCompiler.exe - HOTAS Cougar Compiler
  • HOTASConfig.exe - HOTAS Cougar Control Panel
  • HOTASView.exe - Hotas Cougar (Hotas Cougar Viewer)
  • GDIPLUS.DLL (by Microsoft) - Microsoft GDI+

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • HOTASConfig.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9C1FD8DF-C4B9-433D-9A6E-8C49A9C528FB}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • HOTASConfig.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'HOTASMode' and executes as "C:\Program Files\HOTAS\HOTASConfig.exe" /MODE /FOXY /AU /DM /BW "/PC:\Program Files\HOTAS\Profiles\BMS.tmc".

How do I remove Thrustmaster Hotas Cougar Drivers?

You can uninstall Thrustmaster Hotas Cougar 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 Thrustmaster Hotas Cougar 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 Thrustmaster Hotas Cougar Drivers.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win XP 4%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows 10 22.22%
Windows Vista 7.41%
Windows XP 3.70%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 25.93%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.93%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.11%
Windows 10 Pro 7.41%
Windows 10 Home 7.41%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.14%
  Germany 6.98%
  DK 6.98%
  France 4.65%
  Switzerland 2.33%
  Finland 2.33%
  Australia 2.33%
  Sweden 2.33%
  Greece 2.33%
  Netherlands 2.33%
  Croatia 2.33%
  Ireland 2.33%
  Poland 2.33%
  Italy 2.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 28.57%
Hewlett-Packard 14.29%
Intel 14.29%
Apple 7.14%
American Megatrends 7.14%
Common models
VIA K7VT4APro 8.33%
Shuttle Inc. SX58 8.33%
HP-Pavilion RT680AA-ABA m... 8.33%
Hewlett-Packard Blackbird... 8.33%
Gigabyte Z68AP-D3 8.33%
Gigabyte X58A-UD3R 8.33%


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