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Loki Browser Plugin

What is Loki Browser Plugin?  (from SkyhookWireless)

Skyhook's Wi-Fi Positioning System WPS can determine the position of a mobile device within 10–20 meters. It provides service similar to GPS without GPS hardware and can also integrate with GPS-enabled devices to provide hybrid positioning. Loki is a free 'virtual GPS' toolbar that automatically integrates a user's loc...  Read more


Loki Browser Plugin is a program developed by SkyhookWireless. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The software installer includes 20 files and is usually about 2.23 MB (2,341,888 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 69% of users of Loki Browser Plugin come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.skyhookwireless.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\skyhook wireless\loki plugin
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{60C58642-B64D-43E6-B7EF-7928019AA012}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.23 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Loki Browser Plugin

  • loki.dll - Loki Plugin
  • nploki.dll - Loki Plugin v.
  • lokidialogs.chs.dll
  • lokidialogs.cht.dll
  • lokidialogs.deu.dll
  • lokidialogs.enu.dll
  • lokidialogs.esp.dll
  • lokidialogs.fra.dll
  • lokidialogs.ita.dll
  • lokidialogs.jpn.dll
  • lokidialogs.kor.dll
  • lokidialogs.nld.dll
  • lokidialogs.ptb.dll
  • lokidialogs.rus.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • nploki.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'nploki.dll'.
Internet Explorer BHO
  • loki.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'LocationFinder Class' with the class of {BC0E8AD7-13AA-4694-8EDD-0246BC47A35F}.
Mozilla Plugin
  • nploki.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name 'Loki Plugin' with a plugin key of '@skyhookwireless.com/LokiPlugin' for all users of the PC.

How do I remove Loki Browser Plugin?

Quickly and completely remove Loki Browser Plugin from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Loki Browser 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 Loki Browser 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 Loki Browser Plugin.

How do I reset my web browser?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 81%
Win 8 6%
Plugs into Mozilla Firefox
Uninstall it 20%
Keep it 80%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 93.88%
Windows 8 6.12%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 48.47%
Windows 7 Starter 42.35%
Windows 10 Home 3.57%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.53%
Windows 7 Professional 1.02%
Windows 8 Pro 1.02%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.18% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.18%
  Brazil 5.02%
  Canada 4.66%
  France 2.15%
  Chile 1.43%
  Colombia 1.43%
  El Salvador 1.43%
  Mexico 1.08%
  Spain 1.08%
  Germany 1.08%
  Malaysia 1.08%
  United Kingdom 1.08%
  Ecuador 0.72%
  Costa Rica 0.72%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 75.79%
Dell 22.63%
Lenovo 1.05%
ASUS 0.53%
Common models
HP Mini 110-3000 21.88%
HP Pavilion dm1 Notebook ... 17.19%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 13.02%
Dell Inspiron 1090 12.50%
HP Mini 210-2000 5.21%
Dell Inspiron 1120 4.17%


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