What is hercplgs.cpl?

Please read below to decide for yourself whether the hercplgs.cpl on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Hercplgs.cpl file information

The process known as Hercules sound CPL based on (version CS46xx chipset., CS46xx chipset (GTXP, GFII, GFIII, DF 7.1)) belongs to software GTXP 7.1, GFII, GFIII and (version DF 7.1.) or hercplgs CPL by Guillemot ( or Hercules.

Description: Hercplgs.cpl is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Hercplgs.cpl is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 453,120 bytes (71% of all occurrences), 493,608 bytes or 782,336 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The hercplgs.cpl file is not a Windows system file. Hercplgs.cpl is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 16% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify hercplgs.cpl related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as hercplgs.cpl, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the hercplgs.cpl process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Hercules soundcard driver software
Hercules soundcard driver software

Summary: Average user rating of hercplgs.cpl: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think hercplgs.cpl is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving hercplgs issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with hercplgs. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the hercplgs.cpl process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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