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Should I remove HP GPS and Location?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,420
United States Rank #23,220
Reach 0.0226%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 35.77 days
698.55 days >
Average installed length: 367.03 days


VersionDistribution 2.02% 7.85% 14.13% 4.04% 29.60% 13.90% 28.48%

Other programs by Hewlett-Packard

HP GPS and Location


HP GPS and Location is a program developed by Hewlett-Packard. The most used version is, 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. The main program executable is hpGPS.exe. The software installer includes 15 files and is usually about 15.93 MB (16,703,348 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 17% of users of HP GPS and Location come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and South Africa.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP GPS and Location\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{A6B2155C-176A-4F1C-88C0-F5C987322EEB}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 15.93 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HP GPS and Location

Program executable:hpGPS.exe
HP GPS and Location
Path:C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP GPS and Location\hpGPS.exe
Additional files:
  • hp.mobile.shared.dll - HP Software Framework (ClassLibrary)
  • dsMgr.exe - dsMgr Application
  • hpUIFramework.dll - hpUIFramework
  • HPGPSSupport.dll - HPGPSSupport
  • hpGPS.exe - HpGPS (HP GPS and Location)
  • HPGPSVer.exe - HPGPS (HPGPSVer)
  • Interop.MbnApi.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'MbnApi'.
  • GobiConnectionMgmt.dll (by Sierra Wireless) - GobiConnectionMgmt (Sierra Wireless Connection Management API)
  • Ericsson.Mbm.Framework.dll (by Ericsson AB) - CXC 172 6753/1 (Framework)
  • WMCoreAPI.dll (by Ericsson AB) - WMCoreApi-cs
  • QCWWAN2k.dll (by QUALCOMM) - QCWWANCMAPI2k (QUALCOMM Wireless WAN Connection Manager API for Gobi 2000)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • dsMgr.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DsMgr' which loads as C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP GPS and Location\dsMgr.exe.

How do I remove HP GPS and Location?

You can uninstall HP GPS and Location 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 HP GPS and Location, 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 HP GPS and Location.

Win 7 (SP1) 89%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 91.70%
Windows 10 7.17%
Windows XP 1.12%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 82.92%
Windows 10 Pro 4.94%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.60%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.70%
Windows 7 Home Premium 2.47%
Microsoft Windows XP 1.12%

Distribution by countryGeography

16.52% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 16.52%
  Germany 9.44%
  South Africa 7.30%
  Finland 7.08%
  Sweden 5.79%
  Norway 5.58%
  Netherlands 4.51%
  France 3.86%
  Belgium 3.65%
  Switzerland 3.65%
  Australia 3.22%
  Poland 3.00%
  New Zealand 2.36%
  Spain 2.36%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 98.41%
Acer 0.46%
Intel 0.46%
Dell 0.23%
Samsung 0.23%
Lenovo 0.23%
Common models
HP EliteBook 8560p 8.22%
HP EliteBook 8460p 7.99%
HP EliteBook 8570p 6.39%
HP EliteBook 2560p 5.71%
HP ProBook 6570b 5.25%
HP ProBook 6560b 5.02%

About Hewlett-Packard

HP provides products, software solutions and services to consumers, from enterprises to consumers including customers in the government, health and education sectors.
Publisher URL: www.hp.com


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