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Should I remove COMPASS GPS?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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1.5.840.0 20.00%
1.3.561.0 40.00%
1.2.540.0 20.00%
1.1.458.0 20.00%



COMPASS GPS is a software program developed by WIDEX A/S. The most common release is 1.3.561.0, 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 54 files and is usually about 189.4 MB (198,600,025 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows XP. While about 93% of users of COMPASS GPS come from the United States, it is also popular in Japan.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.widex.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Widex\CompassGPS\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{22EAFCDB-5BC5-4CE2-A8F4-FFA8578DD690}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 189.4 MB

Program filesFiles installed by COMPASS GPS

  • CompassCatalogHints.dll - WIDEX CATALOG LIBRARY (CompassCatalogHints)
  • CompassCatalogLib.dll - CompassCatalogLib
  • CondQueryLib.dll - CondQueryLib
  • EnumerableLib.dll - EnumerableLib
  • CiBusiness.dll - MY.WIDEX.COM (CiBusiness)
  • CiConfig.dll - CiConfig
  • CiInterfaces.dll - CiInterfaces
  • CiUtil.dll - CiUtil
  • CueBusiness.dll - CueBusiness
  • CueContracts.dll - CueContracts
  • CueFactory.dll - CueFactory
  • ModuleRegistry.dll - ModuleRegistry
  • Compass.exe - COMPASS GPS (COMPASS)
  • Compass.exe.UnityCache.dll - Compass.exe.UnityCache
  • CompassGPSDBControlLibrary.dll - CompassGPSSAControlLibrary
  • CompassGPSDBGUI.exe - CompassGPSSAGUI
  • CompassGPSDBGUI.infrastructure.dll - CompassGPSSAGUI.infrastructure
  • CompassGPSDBGUI.Model.dll - CompassGPSDBGUI.Model
  • CompassGPSDBService.exe - CompassGPSSAService
  • CompassGPSDBServiceModel.dll - CompassGPSSAServiceModel
  • CompassGPSSADatabaseCoreInterface.dll - CompassGPSSADatabaseCoreInterface
  • CompassGPSSADatabaseMgr.dll - CompassGPSSADatabaseMgr
  • CompassGPSSAServiceInterface.dll - CompassGPSSAServiceInterface
  • CompassModuleRegister.exe - CompassModuleRegister
  • DataService.dll - DataService
  • N3Module.exe - COMPASS GPS Noah 3 Module
  • N3ModuleRegister.exe - N3ModuleRegister
  • AprBasis.dll - AprBasis (Hearing Aids Programming Library)
  • Himsa.NOAHlink.Interop.NOAHlinkdrv.dll - Assembly imported from type library NOAHlinkDRVLib
  • Himsa.NOAHlink.Interop.HI_I2C2.dll - Assembly imported from type library HI_I2C2Lib
  • EQATEC.Analytics.Monitor.dll (by EQATEC A/S) - AnalyticsMonitor
  • Castle.Windsor.dll (by Castle Project) - Castle.Windsor (Castle.Windsor 2.5.3 for .NETFramework v4.0)
  • Implementation.dll - Implementation
  • LibVlcWrapper.dll - LibVlcWrapper
  • Declarations.dll - Declarations
  • Castle.Core.dll (by Castle Project) - Castle.Core (Castle.Core for .NETFramework v4.0 Client Profile)
  • ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll (by ICSharpCode.net) - #ZipLibrary (SharpZipLib for .NET Framework 2.0)
  • AutoMapper.dll - AutoMapper
  • log4net.dll (by The Apache Software Foundation) - log4net (Apache log4net for .NET Framework 4.0 Client Profile)
  • DSLmio_C.dll (by Desired Sensation Levels) - DSL m[i/o] Library
  • Interop.NoahModuleInstallationServer.dll
  • Interop.NoahModuleServer.dll
  • Interop.NoahVersion.dll
  • libvlc.dll
  • libvlccore.dll (by the VideoLAN Team) - VLC media player

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • CompassGPSDBService.exe runs as a service named 'Compass GPS DB Service' (Compass GPS DB Service) "COMPASS GPS Client Database Service".

How do I remove COMPASS GPS?

Quickly and completely remove COMPASS 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 COMPASS 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 COMPASS 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 COMPASS GPS.

Win Vista (SP2) 40%
Win 8 20%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 40.00%
Windows XP 20.00%
Windows 7 20.00%
Windows 8 20.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 40.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 20.00%
Windows 7 Professional 20.00%
Windows 8.1 20.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

92.86% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 92.86%
  Japan 7.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 40.00%
American Megatrends 20.00%
Acer 20.00%
Lenovo 20.00%
Common models
ACER Aspire M1641 25.00%
Dell Inspiron 3521 25.00%
LENOVO 20257 25.00%
Dell Inspiron 1525 25.00%


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