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Should I remove MapSource?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,980
United States Rank #8,576
Reach 0.0362%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.67 days
639.13 days >
Average installed length: 335.81 days


6.7 0.28%
6.5 12.89%
6.4 3.50%
6.3 14.01%
6.2 2.38%
6.1 4.06%
6.0 30.25%
5.4 32.63%

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What is 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 trip-planning software has never contained actual map data, but in the ...  Read more


MapSource is a software program developed by Garmin. The most common release is 5.4, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 primary executable is named MapSource.exe. The setup package generally installs about 57 files and is usually about 10.6 MB (11,114,652 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 52% of users of MapSource come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.garmin.com/us/maps/mapsource
Help link: www.garmin.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Garmin\
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\09\01\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{5
Estimated size: 10.6 MB

Program filesFiles installed by MapSource

Program executable:MapSource.exe
MapSource Application
Path:C:\Program Files\Garmin\MapSource.exe
Additional files:
  • condmgr.dll (by Palm) - HotSync® Manager, Palm Desktop (Palm Shared Library)
  • MapSourcePTB.dll - MapSource Portuguese(Brazil)
  • sxl.dll - Dinkum® C++ Library for VC++ (GARMIN-specific C++ Library)
  • MapSourcePTG.dll - MapSource Portuguese
  • MapSourceHUN.dll - MapSource Hungarian
  • MapSourceNOR.dll - MapSource Norwegian
  • MapSourceSLV.dll - MapSource Slovenian
  • MapSourceHRV.dll - MapSource Croatian
  • MapSourceJPN.dll - MapSource Japanese
  • MapSourceCHS.dll - MapSource Chinese
  • MapSourceCHT.dll
  • MapSourceESN.dll - MapSource Spanish
  • MapSourceFIN.dll - MapSource Finnish
  • MapSourceITA.dll - MapSource Italian
  • MapSourceRUS.dll - MapSource Russian
  • MapSourceSVE.dll - MapSource Swedish
  • MapSourceTRK.dll - MapSource Turkish
  • MapSourceDAN.dll - MapSource Danish
  • MapSourceDEU.dll - MapSource German
  • MapSourceFRA.dll - MapSource French
  • MapSourceKOR.dll - MapSource Korean
  • MapSourcePLK.dll - MapSource Polish
  • MapSourceSKY.dll - MapSource Slovak
  • MapSourceCSY.dll - MapSource Czech
  • MapSourceELL.dll - MapSource Greek
  • MapSourceNLD.dll - MapSource Dutch
  • MapSource.exe - MapSource (MapSource Application)
  • MapSource_Lang.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • MapSource.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A2A3D04D-4612-4C3B-82C5-CAEAF7A5D988}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove MapSource?

You can uninstall 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 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 MapSource.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.20%
Windows 10 20.14%
Windows XP 12.17%
Windows Vista 10.49%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.57%
Windows 7 Professional 13.17%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.32%
Windows 10 Home 9.07%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.92%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

52.49% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 52.49%
  Canada 20.93%
  Germany 5.88%
  United Kingdom 3.39%
  Netherlands 2.38%
  Belgium 1.47%
  Australia 1.47%
  France 1.36%
  Italy 1.13%
  Spain 0.90%
  Switzerland 0.79%
  Finland 0.79%
  Sweden 0.79%
  South Africa 0.68%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.70%
Hewlett-Packard 25.81%
Acer 10.00%
Toshiba 7.44%
ASUS 5.58%
Intel 3.26%
American Megatrends 1.86%
Lenovo 1.86%
Samsung 1.86%
Medion 1.40%
Sahara 1.40%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.09%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.64%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.73%
HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebo... 2.73%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 2.27%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.27%

About Garmin

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


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