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Should I remove Garmin Communicator Plugin?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #511
United States Rank #390
Reach 1.3145%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 30.21 days
891.32 days >
Average installed length: 468.32 days


4.2.0 23.32%
4.1.0 15.40%
4.0.4 27.93%
4.0.3 10.12% 0.07%
4.0.1 7.74%
3.0.1 4.62%
2.9.3 4.72%
2.9.2 1.81%
2.9.1 1.38%
2.8.3 0.27%
2.8.2 0.19%
2.8.1 0.38%
2.7.3 0.59%
2.7.1 0.26%
2.6.4 0.31%
2.6.3 0.11%
2.6.2 0.41%
2.6.1 0.17%
2.5.2 0.14%
2.5.1 0.02% 0.02% 0.01% 0.00%

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What is Garmin Communicator Plugin?  (from Garmin)

Communication with your Garmin GPS just got easier thanks to the Garmin Communicator Plugin -- the free internet browser plugin that sends and retrieves data from Garmin GPS devices. The Garmin Communicator Plugin lets you connect your Garmin GPS with your favorite website. Once the plugin is installed, just connect yo...  Read more


Garmin Communicator Plugin is a program developed by Garmin. The most used version is 4.0.4, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is javaws.exe. The setup package is about 6.29 MB (6,598,656 bytes) when donwloaded. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 59% of users of Garmin Communicator Plugin come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.garmin.com
Help link: www.garmin.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Garmin\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{8ED02445-D491-414C-A56D-2ED6BBB7239A}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 6.29 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Garmin Communicator Plugin

Program executable:javaws.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\java\jre1.8.0_60\bin\javaws.exe

How do I remove Garmin Communicator Plugin?

Quickly and completely remove Garmin Communicator Plugin from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Garmin Communicator Plugin 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 Garmin Communicator Plugin, 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 Garmin Communicator Plugin.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.90%
Windows 10 24.81%
Windows Vista 10.23%
Windows XP 6.04%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.78%
Windows 7 Professional 10.80%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.64%
Windows 10 Home 8.38%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.68%
Windows 8.1 6.21%

Distribution by countryGeography

59.31% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 59.31%
  Germany 6.81%
  United Kingdom 5.21%
  Canada 4.95%
  France 3.22%
  Italy 2.27%
  Netherlands 2.19%
  Belgium 1.87%
  Australia 1.69%
  Sweden 1.36%
  DK 1.00%
  Spain 0.97%
  Austria 0.74%
  Norway 0.63%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.28%
Hewlett-Packard 27.66%
Acer 14.20%
ASUS 7.31%
Toshiba 7.28%
Samsung 3.19%
Lenovo 2.55%
Intel 2.44%
Medion 0.95%
American Megatrends 0.95%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.69%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 7.05%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.11%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.02%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.69%
Dell XPS 8300 2.58%

About Garmin

Garmin develops consumer, aviation, and marine software/hardware products for the GPS.
Publisher URL: www.garmin.com


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