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Should I remove Broadcom Location Sensor?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,809
United States Rank #9,835
Reach 0.0511%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.18 days
123.26 days >
Average installed length: 64.76 days


20.23.2393.18 0.28%
20.21.8778.18 0.28%
20.21.370.18 0.84%
20.20.2960.18 1.26%
20.19.7896.18 28.73%
20.18.8498.17 0.14%
20.18.1477.17 4.74%
19.17.7413.6 19.67%
19.17.7068.12 3.91%
19.17.4520.12 5.72%
19.15.5030.4 6.69%
19.14.8401.4 3.91%
19.14.6362.4 4.04%
19.14.5961.4 0.28%
19.14.3352.4 11.85%
19.14.2488.4 7.67%

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Broadcom Location Sensor

What is Broadcom Location Sensor?  (from Broadcom)

The architecture features a new Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) chip that significantly reduces time-to-first-fix (TTFF) for outdoor positioning applications, cutting the time smartphone users have to wait when first checking their position. The platform solution also uses data from inertial sensors, Wi-Fi ac...  Read more


Broadcom Location Sensor is a program developed by Broadcom. The most used version is 20.19.7896.18, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 7.02 MB (7,364,608 bytes). A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 8. While about 37% of users of Broadcom Location Sensor come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.broadcom.com
Installation folder: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\umdf
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{65EF3DC4-4916-4BA7-BE43-DF85CD46E8C9}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Warning, the uninstaller has been known to not fully remove the program.
Estimated size: 7.02 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Broadcom Location Sensor

  • bcmgnss.dll - Broadcom GNSS Engine
  • bcmgnsssardine.dll
  • bcmgnssgpioacpi.dll - BcmGnssGpio (BcmGnss GPIO for ACPI driver)
  • bcmgnssgpiocp210x.dll - Broadcom Gnss GPIO

How do I remove Broadcom Location Sensor?

Quickly and completely remove Broadcom Location Sensor from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Broadcom Location Sensor 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 Broadcom Location Sensor, 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 Broadcom Location Sensor.

Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%
Windows 8

Distribution by countryGeography

37.23% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.23%
  Italy 11.01%
  France 5.30%
  United Kingdom 4.08%
  Australia 3.40%
  Germany 3.13%
  Canada 3.13%
  Netherlands 2.58%
  Russia 1.49%
  Spain 1.49%
  Indonesia 1.36%
  Thailand 1.22%
  Poland 1.22%
  South Africa 1.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 35.86%
Intel 25.53%
Samsung 19.22%
Toshiba 8.40%
Lenovo 5.82%
Acer 2.75%
Dell 1.94%
American Megatrends 0.32%
NEC 0.16%
Common models
Samsung 700T1C 16.69%
Samsung 500T 16.41%
ASUSTeK T100TAF 13.74%
ASUSTeK T200TA 8.84%
TOSHIBA Satellite U920t 5.05%
LENOVO 20326 3.93%

About Broadcom

Broadcom Corporation is a fabless semiconductor company in the wireless and broadband communication business.
Publisher URL: www.broadcom.com


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