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Should I remove Broadcom GPS?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Excellent
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0011%

Versions

VersionDistribution
15.7.9931.0 31.82%
4.29.78174.0 4.55%
4.29.73357.0 18.18%
4.29.68243.0 4.55%
4.29.68115.0 40.91%

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Broadcom GPS

Overview

Broadcom GPS is a software program developed by Broadcom. The most common release is 4.29.68115.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 7 files and is usually about 8.92 MB (9,354,240 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 43% of users of Broadcom GPS come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Chile.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.hp.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\broadcom\gps
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{DB7C696A-22C9-4709-986B-C7C5A719101D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 8.92 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Broadcom GPS

  • commandintf.dll - Broadcom GPS Command Interface Dynamic Link Library (GPS Command Interface Dynamic Link Library)
  • ltoget.exe - Express GPS Connect Data Download Manager (Downloads Express GPS Connect files.)
  • gpsmgr.exe - Broadcom GPS Manager Service
  • gpsct.exe - Gpsct (A-GPS control task)
  • cp210xrt.dll (by Silicon Laboratories) - Silicon Laboratories Inc. CP210x Runtime Library (CP210xRuntime)
  • gpiodrv.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Service
  • gpsmgr.exe runs as a service named 'Broadcom GPS Manager' (BrcmGpsMgr) "Broadcom GPS Manager".

How do I remove Broadcom GPS?

Quickly and completely remove Broadcom GPS 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 GPS 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 GPS, 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 GPS.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 7 14%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.64%
Windows XP 36.36%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Starter 50.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 36.36%
Windows 7 Professional 4.55%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.55%
Windows 7 Home Premium 4.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.33%
  Brazil 20.00%
  Chile 10.00%
  Germany 6.67%
  Russia 3.33%
  DZ 3.33%
  Republic Of Moldova 3.33%
  Austria 3.33%
  Canada 3.33%
  Poland 3.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 61.11%
Intel 16.67%
Acer 11.11%
GIGABYTE 5.56%
Medion 5.56%
Common models
HP Mini 210-1100 19.05%
HP Mini 210-2100 19.05%
HP Mini 210-2000 9.52%
MEDIONPC MS-7204 9.52%
ECS GeForce7050M-M 4.76%
MA M11JB 4.76%

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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