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Should I remove Microsoft Location Finder?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,990
United States Rank #5,931
Reach 0.0313%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 254.90 days
1123.92 days >
Average installed length: 590.53 days


3.0 5.35%
2.0 20.42%
1.2.0 74.07%
1.0.0 0.16%

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Microsoft Location Finder


Microsoft Location Finder is a software program developed by Microsoft. The most common release is 1.2.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. It adds an extension to the user's Internet Explorer web browser. 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 adobe air updater.exe. The setup package generally installs about 48 files and is usually about 721 KB (738,304 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 86% of users of Microsoft Location Finder come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.microsoft.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\systemrequirementslab
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{9D18F7F8-B984-4249-8512-CC621BC59F12}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 721 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Microsoft Location Finder

Program executable:adobe air updater.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\common files\adobe air\versions\1.0\resources\adobe air updater.exe
Additional files:
  • airsyncengine.dll - Microsoft® Windows Mobile® Device Center (Desktop AirSync Engine)
  • animationlibrary.dll - Animation Library
  • asdsktpeng.dll - Airsync Desktop Engine
  • asstatusl.dll - Airsync Status Listener
  • assvreng.dll - Airsync Server Engine
  • bakrestr.dll - Ozone Backup/Restore for Windows Mobile Device Center
  • ceappmgr.exe - Application Manager
  • cefstore.dll - Windows Mobile Device Center (File Replication Store)
  • certauth.dll - Desktop Certificate Authentication
  • feedsync.dll - Microsoft Synchronization Framework
  • formdll.dll - Windows InkForm/VoiceForm Common Engine
  • httpsys.dll - ActiveSync HttpSys Listener
  • inetrepl.dll - ActiveSync Favorite Synchronization
  • inkeng.dll - Windows Desktop RichInk Engine
  • inkform.exe - Ink Form MAPI Notes Server
  • inkprops.dll - InkProps Module
  • inkres.dll - Windows Desktop RichInk Engine Resources
  • inkstore.dll - Notes Synchronization Store
  • inkx.dll - UI Around RichInk Engine
  • inplace.dll - Windows Mobile Device Center Inplace Object
  • installform.exe - Ink and voice form installer
  • irmactivate.dll - IRM Activation Library
  • legacysyncengine.dll - Desktop ActiveSync Engine
  • mailsync.dll - Windows Mobile Device Center Inbox Provider
  • microsoft.synchronization.dll - Microsoft.Synchronization
  • microsoft.windowsmobile.common.dll - Utility Library
  • microsoft.windowsmobile.devicecenter.dll - Windows Mobile Device Center
  • microsoft.windowsmobile.devicecenter.resources.dll - Microsoft (R) Windows Mobile (R)-Gerätecenter
  • microsoft.windowsmobile.devicemanager.dll - Windows Mobile Device Manager Library
  • microsoft.windowsmobile.devicemanager.resources.dll
  • microsoft.windowsmobile.rapi.dll - Managed RAPI Library
  • olregdll.dll - Notes Outlook Registration Dll
  • outstore.dll - Mobile Device Replication Outlook Store
  • richink.dll - Windows CE Services Document Converter
  • riresdll.dll - Windows CE Services Converter Resources
  • synchronization.dll
  • syncstat.dll - Desktop Sync Status
  • updatewmc.exe - Windows Mobile Connect auto update
  • vcomctl.dll - APIs for Voice Recording
  • voicebar.dll - Screen controls for voice recording.
  • voicefrm.exe - Voice Form MAPI Notes Server
  • wmdc.exe
  • wmdhost.exe - Windows Mobile Device Center Sync Host
  • wmdsyncman.dll - Windows Mobile Sync Manager handler
  • wmdsyncproxy.dll - assyncmn Proxy Provider

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Internet Explorer Extension
  • inetrepl.dll is installed as an Internet Explorer extension using the class ##TOOLBAR_DISABLED_##{2eaf5bb2-070f-11d3-9307-00c04fae2d4f}.
Scheduled Task
  • wmdc.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{785237E5-E0F8-4B0C-B53D-E99C0A024E99}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run Once)
  • wmdc.exe is loaded once in the current user (HKCU) registry as a startup file name 'Application Restart #0' which loads as C:\Windows\WindowsMobile\wmdc.exe C:\Windows\WindowsMobile\wmdc.exe /show.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • wmdc.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Windows Mobile-based device management' which loads as C:\Windows\WindowsMobile\wmdc.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:5.84 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002718288%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00015141%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00012041%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:467
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:13 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Microsoft Location Finder?

You can uninstall Microsoft Location Finder 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 Microsoft Location Finder, 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 Microsoft Location Finder.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Microsoft Location Finder you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 44%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 45.23%
Windows XP 20.19%
Windows 10 18.74%
Windows Vista 15.83%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.30%
Microsoft Windows XP 19.84%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.61%
Windows 10 Home 8.85%
Windows 7 Professional 8.52%
Windows 8.1 4.75%

Distribution by countryGeography

86.32% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 86.32%
  Canada 6.94%
  United Kingdom 2.18%
  Germany 1.04%
  Belgium 0.41%
  Philippines 0.41%
  Australia 0.31%
  Ireland 0.31%
  Greece 0.21%
  MK 0.10%
  Singapore 0.10%
  UA 0.10%
  Switzerland 0.10%
  Sweden 0.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.00%
Hewlett-Packard 24.00%
Acer 12.25%
Toshiba 10.00%
American Megatrends 4.25%
Intel 3.00%
Samsung 2.25%
ASUS 2.25%
Lenovo 1.75%
Sahara 1.00%
Common models
Dell Dell DXP061 3.15%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.15%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.70%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.25%
ASUS All Series 2.25%
Dell Dimension E521 2.25%

About Microsoft

Microsoft Corporation develops, manufactures, licenses and supports a variety of products and services related to computing.
Publisher URL: www.microsoft.com


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