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Should I remove Html5 geolocation provider?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
26% remove it74% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,381
United States Rank #12,770
Reach 0.0706%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 26.16 days
771.69 days >
Average installed length: 405.47 days


VersionDistribution 4.31% 30.27% 49.60% 14.16% 1.65%

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Html5 geolocation provider

What is Html5 geolocation provider?  (from AlterGeo)

AlterGeo helps navigate in and around cities. It provides an easy way to find new interesting places around, share current location with friends, give and receive useful recommendations, and get discounts and bonuses in restaurants and other recreational and business venues.


Html5 geolocation provider is a program developed by AlterGeo. 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. 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). In the Google Chrome browser, it will add an extension. The main program executable is html5locsvc.exe. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 968 KB (991,232 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 46% of users of Html5 geolocation provider come from Russia, it is also popular in the United States and UA.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.altergeo.ru
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\altergeo\html5 geolocation provider
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{12644DC5-2271-442B-816F-8CFFD3DDDF32}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 968 KB
Language: Russian (Russia)

Program filesFiles installed by Html5 geolocation provider

Program executable:html5locsvc.exe
AlterGeo HTML5 location provider
Signed by:Wi2geo Ltd
Path:C:\Program Files\altergeo\html5 geolocation provider\html5locsvc.exe
Additional files:
  • nphtml5loc.dll - Html5 location provider (AlterGeo browser helper object)
  • html5loc.dll - AlterGeo
  • altergeo.crx

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • nphtml5loc.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npHtml5loc.dll'.
2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • nphtml5loc.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'AlterGeoBHO Class' with the class of {9BFBA68E-E21B-458E-AE12-FE85E903D2C0} (Html5 geolocation provider).
  • html5loc.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'AlterGeoBHO Class' with the class of {9BFBA68E-E21B-458E-AE12-FE85E903D2C0} (Html5 geolocation provider).
Mozilla Plugin
  • nphtml5loc.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@altergeo.ru/Html5loc' with a plugin key of '@altergeo.ru/Html5loc' for all users of the PC.
Scheduled Task
  • html5locsvc.exe is scheduled as a task named 'AlterGeoUpdater-S-1-5-18' (runs daily at 22:23).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • html5locsvc.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 10.
Startup File (User Run)
  • html5locsvc.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'AlterGeoUpdater' and executes as C:\Program Files\AlterGeo\Html5 geolocation provider\html5locsvc.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • html5locsvc.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AlterGeoUpdater' which loads as C:\Program Files\AlterGeo\Html5 geolocation provider\html5locsvc.exe.

How do I remove Html5 geolocation provider?

You can uninstall Html5 geolocation provider 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 Html5 geolocation provider, 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 Html5 geolocation provider.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Html5 geolocation provider you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win Server 2003 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 26%
Keep it 74%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.40%
Windows XP 13.52%
Windows 10 10.14%
Windows Vista 2.88%
Windows Server 2003 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 32.58%
Windows 7 Home Basic 16.76%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.57%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.28%
Windows 7 Professional 7.69%
Windows 10 Home 3.48%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.59% of installs come from Russia
Which countries install it?
  Russia 45.59%
  United States 16.38%
  UA 8.88%
  Germany 7.15%
  Kazakstan 5.34%
  AZ 2.85%
  Sweden 2.50%
  BY 1.80%
  Iran 0.76%
  Poland 0.76%
  Estonia 0.69%
  Turkey 0.69%
  United Kingdom 0.49%
  Republic Of Moldova 0.42%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 21.12%
Hewlett-Packard 18.38%
ASUS 15.39%
Samsung 11.22%
Lenovo 8.47%
Dell 7.16%
Intel 2.39%
American Megatrends 1.91%
Toshiba 1.07%
Alienware 0.84%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.63%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.39%
LENOVO HuronRiver Platfor... 3.19%
Acer Aspire 5750G 2.70%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.97%


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