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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 #8,051
United States Rank #8,813
Reach 0.0504%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.18 days
123.26 days >
Average installed length: 64.76 days


20.24.8864.18 2.01%
20.23.5685.18 1.51%
20.23.2393.18 1.11%
20.21.8778.18 1.11%
20.21.370.18 1.01%
20.20.2960.18 1.91%
20.19.7896.18 30.61%
20.18.8498.17 0.20%
20.18.1477.17 4.13%
19.17.7413.6 18.13%
19.17.7068.12 3.22%
19.17.4520.12 4.63%
19.15.5030.4 5.74%
19.14.8401.4 3.32%
19.14.6362.4 3.52%
19.14.5961.4 0.20%
19.14.3412.4 0.20%
19.14.3352.4 10.98%
19.14.2488.4 6.45%

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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 10. While about 41% 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.)
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?

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/7/8/10: 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/7/8/10: 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 10

Distribution by countryGeography

41.25% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.25%
  Italy 12.15%
  France 4.60%
  United Kingdom 4.14%
  Germany 3.78%
  Canada 2.76%
  Australia 2.67%
  Netherlands 2.58%
  Spain 1.66%
  Russia 1.38%
  Poland 1.29%
  Indonesia 1.01%
  South Africa 1.01%
  Austria 0.92%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 38.26%
Intel 24.30%
Samsung 19.37%
Toshiba 7.16%
Lenovo 6.81%
Acer 2.23%
Dell 1.53%
American Megatrends 0.23%
NEC 0.12%
Common models
Samsung 500T 15.99%
ASUSTeK T100TAF 15.49%
Samsung 700T1C 14.68%
ASUSTeK T200TA 9.31%
ASUSTeK T200TAC 4.15%

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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