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Should I remove Loki ActiveX Control?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
53% remove it47% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,706
United States Rank #4,950
Reach 0.0378%
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Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 29.76 days
877.77 days >
Average installed length: 461.20 days


VersionDistribution 0.19% 0.19% 8.30% 0.94% 0.19% 88.49% 1.70%

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Loki ActiveX Control

What is Loki ActiveX Control?

Loki is a free 'virtual GPS' toolbar that automatically integrates a user's location with web content such as Google Maps, Fandango, Weather.com, etc. Skyhook's Wi-Fi Positioning System WPS can determine the position of a mobile device within 10–20 meters. It provides service similar to GPS without GPS hardware and can also integrate with GPS-enabled devices to provide hybrid positioning. Skyhook offers a software development kit (SDK), which allows developers to create location-enabled applications.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The main program executable is loki.dll. The software installer includes 20 files and is usually about 884.42 KB (905,641 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.skyhookwireless.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\skyhook wireless\loki activex component
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Skyhook Wireless\Loki ActiveX Component\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 884.42 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Loki ActiveX Control

Program module:loki.dll
Name:Loki Plugin
Signed by:Skyhook Wireless
Path:C:\Program Files\skyhook wireless\loki activex component\versions\\loki.dll
Additional files:
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • loki.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'loki.dll'.
Internet Explorer BHO
  • loki.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'LocationFinder Class' with the class of {BC0E8AD7-13AA-4694-8EDD-0246BC47A35F}.
Mozilla Plugin
  • loki.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Loki ActiveX Control' with a plugin key of [email protected]/LokiPlugin,version=' for all users of the PC.

How do I remove Loki ActiveX Control?

Quickly and completely remove Loki ActiveX Control from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
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Or, you can uninstall Loki ActiveX Control 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 Loki ActiveX Control, 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 Loki ActiveX Control.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Loki ActiveX Control you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win XP 0%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 53%
Keep it 47%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.57%
Windows Vista 24.91%
Windows XP 9.43%
Windows 8 5.09%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 47.06%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 20.11%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.49%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.07%
Windows 7 Professional 5.12%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.42%

Distribution by countryGeography

93.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 93.56%
  Canada 1.81%
  United Kingdom 0.68%
  Australia 0.45%
  Mexico 0.34%
  Belgium 0.23%
  Sweden 0.23%
  Poland 0.23%
  Singapore 0.23%
  Croatia 0.23%
  France 0.11%
  Turkey 0.11%
  United Arab Emirates 0.11%
  GE 0.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.55%
Dell 27.92%
Toshiba 14.21%
Acer 11.42%
ASUS 3.30%
Samsung 1.52%
Sony 1.27%
Lenovo 1.27%
Sahara 0.76%
Intel 0.51%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 7.00%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.06%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.11%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.72%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 2.72%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.72%


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