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Should I remove Garmin MapSource?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,960
United States Rank #2,610
Reach 0.3366%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 26.74 days
788.72 days >
Average installed length: 414.41 days


6.16.3 80.30%
6.16.2 2.65%
6.16.1 0.65%
6.15.11 9.30% 1.06% 1.99% 0.53% 0.20% 0.60% 1.39% 0.41% 0.08% 0.11% 0.14% 0.32% 0.08% 0.05% 0.18%

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Garmin MapSource

What is Garmin MapSource?  (from Garmin)

MapSource is software that lets you create, view, and edit waypoints, routes, and tracks on your computer and transfer them to your navigation device for your next trip. It was previously included with DVD/CD versions of our map products. MapSource is no longer included with DVD/CD versions of our maps. Instead, use Ba...  Read more


Garmin MapSource is a program developed by Garmin. The most used version is 6.16.3, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software installer includes 58 files and is usually about 702.5 KB (719,360 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 36% of users of Garmin MapSource come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.garmin.com
Help link: www.garmin.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Garmin\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{AFBAB9A0-DDE8-49AE-8C17-A01B61BEE64B}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 702.5 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Garmin MapSource

  • acroiehelper.dll (by Adobe Systems) - AcroIEHelper Library (Adobe PDF Helper for Internet Explorer)
  • acroiehelpershim.dll (by Adobe Systems) - AcroIEHelperShim Library
  • acropdf.dll - Adobe PDF Browser Control (PDF Browser Control)
  • adobearm.exe - Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager
  • adobearmhelper.exe - Adobe Reader and Acrobat Manager Helper
  • pdfshell.dll - Adobe PDF Shell Extension (PDF Shell Extension)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • acroiehelper.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Adobe PDF Reader Link Helper' with the class of {06849E9F-C8D7-4D59-B87D-784B7D6BE0B3}.
  • acroiehelpershim.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'Adobe PDF Link Helper' with the class of {18DF081C-E8AD-4283-A596-FA578C2EBDC3} (AcroIEHelperStub).
Scheduled Task
  • adobearm.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Programma di aggiornamento online di Adobe' (runs weekly on Mondays at 10:00 AM).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • adobearm.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Adobe ARM.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • adobearm.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Adobe ARM' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Common Files\Adobe\ARM\1.0\AdobeARM.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:5.01 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0019665217%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00084429%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00112224%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:488,444
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:4.95 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:396 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Garmin MapSource?

You can uninstall Garmin MapSource 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 Garmin MapSource, 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 Garmin MapSource.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Garmin MapSource you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.08%
Windows 10 26.56%
Windows XP 8.06%
Windows Vista 7.23%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.35%
Windows 7 Professional 13.56%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.85%
Windows 10 Home 8.07%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.94%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.04%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.83% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.83%
  Germany 11.67%
  Netherlands 5.65%
  Canada 5.60%
  Belgium 4.19%
  France 3.78%
  United Kingdom 3.02%
  Argentina 2.94%
  Italy 2.88%
  Spain 1.65%
  Austria 1.64%
  Czech Republic 1.56%
  Sweden 1.54%
  South Africa 1.47%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 24.43%
Hewlett-Packard 23.22%
Acer 15.34%
ASUS 9.57%
Toshiba 4.13%
Intel 3.72%
Samsung 3.72%
Medion 3.58%
Lenovo 2.49%
American Megatrends 1.72%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.55%
ASUS All Series 5.48%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.39%
Dell XPS 8300 2.60%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 2.42%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.33%

About Garmin

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


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