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Broadcom WinGPS


Broadcom WinGPS is a software program developed by Broadcom. 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 6 files and is usually about 5.13 MB (5,379,584 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 7 (SP1). While about 83% of users of Broadcom WinGPS come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\broadcom\gps
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{BDC09E68-02C1-4864-A599-C3ED29714164}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.13 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Broadcom WinGPS

  • commandintf.dll - Broadcom GPS Command Interface Dynamic Link Library (GPS Command Interface Dynamic Link Library)
  • gllbs_wlan_ms.dll - LbsWlanHal Ms Dynamic Link Library (LBS WLAN HAL Dynamic Link Library)
  • gpsmgr.exe - Broadcom GPS Manager Service
  • gpsct.exe - Gpsct (A-GPS control task)
  • cp210xruntime.dll (by Silicon Laboratories) - Silicon Laboratories Inc. CP210x Runtime Library (CP210xRuntime)
  • gpiodrv.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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

How do I remove Broadcom WinGPS?

You can uninstall Broadcom WinGPS 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 WinGPS, 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 WinGPS.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

83.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.33%
  United Kingdom 16.67%

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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