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Should I remove Skyhook Wireless XPS Service?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
21% remove it79% keep it
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United States Rank #14,739
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VersionDistribution 42.79% 0.50% 49.25% 5.97% 1.49%

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Skyhook Wireless XPS Service

What is Skyhook Wireless XPS Service?

Skyhook Wireless is a Wi-Fi positioning system technology for determining geographical location. Using the MAC addresses of nearby wireless access points and proprietary algorithms, Skyhook's Wi-Fi Positioning System WPS can determine the position of a mobile device within 10–20 meters. Skyhook's database is gathered through wardriving, and includes more than 250 million wi-fi access points and covers 70 percent of population centers. Skyhook offers a software development kit (SDK), which allows developers to create location-enabled applications.

About  (from SkyhookWireless)

XPS is a hybrid positioning engine that integrates the Wi-Fi Positioning System from Skyhook Wireless with other complementary location systems. The XPS engine provides a single location source to applications and services, while at the same time leveraging the strengths of each underlying system. XPS is configured to ...  Read more


The most common release is, 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. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The setup package generally installs about 26 files and is usually about 18.76 MB (19,669,504 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.skyhookwireless.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\skyhook wireless\xps
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{523F8FD3-7C17-4CBE-A51E-CFAA773463FC}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 18.76 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Skyhook Wireless XPS Service

  • xpscontrolpanel.chs.dll
  • xpscontrolpanel.cht.dll
  • xpscontrolpanel.csy.dll
  • xpscontrolpanel.dan.dll
  • xpscontrolpanel.deu.dll
  • xpscontrolpanel.ell.dll
  • xpscontrolpanel.enu.dll
  • xpscontrolpanel.esp.dll
  • xpscontrolpanel.exe
  • xpscontrolpanel.fin.dll
  • xpscontrolpanel.fra.dll
  • xpscontrolpanel.hun.dll
  • xpscontrolpanel.ita.dll
  • xpscontrolpanel.jpn.dll
  • xpscontrolpanel.kor.dll
  • xpscontrolpanel.nld.dll
  • xpscontrolpanel.nor.dll
  • xpscontrolpanel.plk.dll
  • xpscontrolpanel.ptb.dll
  • xpscontrolpanel.ptg.dll
  • xpscontrolpanel.rus.dll
  • xpscontrolpanel.sve.dll
  • xpscontrolpanel.trk.dll
  • xpssvc.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • xpssvc.exe runs as a service named 'Skyhook Wireless XPS Service' (xpssvc).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • xpscontrolpanel.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Skyhook Wireless XPS Service' which loads as C:\Program Files\Skyhook Wireless\XPS\xpscontrolpanel.exe --no-info.
Startup File (All Users Run Once)
  • xpscontrolpanel.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SXPS' which loads as "C:\Program Files\skyhook wireless\xps\xpscontrolpanel.exe" --teaser-on.

How do I remove Skyhook Wireless XPS Service?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 79%
Win 8 8%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 91.54%
Windows 10 8.46%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Starter 54.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.00%
Windows 10 Home 8.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.50%
Windows 7 Professional 1.50%
Windows 8 Pro 0.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.23% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 65.23%
  Canada 5.38%
  Brazil 3.94%
  France 3.58%
  Malaysia 2.15%
  Colombia 1.79%
  Mexico 1.79%
  Spain 1.79%
  Chile 1.43%
  El Salvador 1.43%
  Poland 1.43%
  Singapore 0.72%
  Argentina 0.72%
  Germany 0.72%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 96.89%
Lenovo 2.07%
Samsung 0.52%
Acer 0.52%
Common models
HP Mini 110-3000 39.09%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 18.78%
HP Pavilion dm1 Notebook ... 15.23%
HP Mini 210-2000 7.11%
HP Pavilion dm3 Notebook ... 6.09%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Mi... 5.08%


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