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Should I remove Dell Location Utility?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #21,303
United States Rank #11,765
Reach 0.0108%

Versions

VersionDistribution
3.4.1.14 92.76%
3.3.2.06 1.97%
3.3.2.05 4.61%
3.2.107 0.66%

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Dell Location Utility

What is Dell Location Utility?

Dell Location Utility, uses an included Skyhook Wireless XPS location sensor to determine your current whereabouts based on Wi-Fi triangulation, rather than GPS satellites. Once the system has determined your coordinates, you can click the Show My Location link, which launches your browser and points it to dell.loki.com.

Overview

The most common release is 3.4.1.14, 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. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The setup package generally installs about 15 files and is usually about 11.44 MB (11,993,088 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\dell\dell location and gps\dell location utility
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{B6A549AC-4838-462E-B580-C785AC5E97EB}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 11.44 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Dell Location Utility

  • xpscontrolpanel.exe (by Skyhook Wireless)
  • qcwwan2k.dll (by QUALCOMM) - QCWWANCMAPI2k (QUALCOMM Wireless WAN Connection Manager API for Gobi 2000)
  • xpssvc.exe (by Skyhook Wireless)
  • xpscontrolpanel.chs.dll
  • xpscontrolpanel.cht.dll
  • xpscontrolpanel.deu.dll
  • xpscontrolpanel.enu.dll
  • xpscontrolpanel.esp.dll
  • xpscontrolpanel.fra.dll
  • xpscontrolpanel.ita.dll
  • xpscontrolpanel.jpn.dll
  • xpscontrolpanel.kor.dll
  • xpscontrolpanel.nld.dll
  • xpscontrolpanel.ptb.dll
  • xpscontrolpanel.rus.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Service
  • xpssvc.exe runs as a service named 'Dell Location Utility' (xpssvc).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • xpscontrolpanel.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Dell Location Utility' which loads as C:\Program Files\Dell\Dell Location and GPS\Dell Location Utility\xpscontrolpanel.exe --no-info.

How do I remove Dell Location Utility?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 86%
Win XP 1%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 90.13%
Windows 8 9.21%
Windows XP 0.66%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 86.75%
Windows 10 Home 3.97%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.65%
Windows 7 Professional 1.32%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.32%
Windows 8 Pro 1.32%

Distribution by countryGeography

83.19% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.19%
  Canada 3.78%
  Mexico 2.52%
  United Kingdom 1.26%
  Chile 0.84%
  Brazil 0.84%
  Colombia 0.84%
  Germany 0.84%
  TT 0.42%
  Vietnam 0.42%
  France 0.42%
  Costa Rica 0.42%
  Russia 0.42%
  India 0.42%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 99.33%
Hewlett-Packard 0.67%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 5423 53.02%
Dell Inspiron 1090 26.17%
Dell Inspiron 1120 6.71%
Dell Inspiron 5323 5.37%
Dell Inspiron 1110 2.68%
Dell Inspiron 1012 2.01%

About Dell

Dell manufactures, sells and supports computers and related products and services.
Publisher URL: www.dell.com

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