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Should I remove TomTom HOME?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,627
United States Rank #6,169
Reach 0.0665%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 37.50 days
1106.15 days >
Average installed length: 581.20 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%


What is TomTom HOME?  (from TomTom International)

TomTom HOME is the easiest way to manage content on your TomTom device. You can use your TomTom device and all the features straight out of the box, and with TomTom HOME desktop software, you can get even more out of it. TomTom HOME is FREE and ensures that your TomTom device is always up-to-date. New content is added ...  Read more


TomTom HOME is a program developed by TomTom International. 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 background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is TomTomHOME.exe. The software installer includes 8 files and is usually about 48.34 MB (50,686,020 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 48% of users of TomTom HOME come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.tomtom.com/home
Help link: www.tomtom.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TomTom HOME 2
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\TomTom HOME 2\Uninstall TomTom HOME.exe
Estimated size: 48.34 MB

Program filesFiles installed by TomTom HOME

Program executable:TomTomHOME.exe
Name:TomTom HOME
Path:C:\Program Files\TomTom HOME 2\TomTomHOME.exe
Additional files:
  • HOMERunner.exe - TomTom HOME (System Tray application for TomTom HOME)
  • TomTomHOME.exe
  • TomTomHOME2winlatest.exe - WinLatest.exe
  • TomTomHOMERunner.exe
  • TomTomHOMEService.exe - Windows Service for TomTom HOME
  • Uninstall TomTom HOME.exe
  • TomTom HOME 2.exe
  • vickie resume 2012.docx

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • TomTomHOME.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9F6CAEB8-1DA9-41C3-AD65-A7C7AEC8AD9E}' (runs on registration).
  • TomTomHOMEService.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E24958FD-ECB0-461B-923B-4E31473477AD}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • TomTomHOMERunner.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named TomTomHOME.exe.
  • TomTomHOMEService.exe runs as a service named 'TomTomHOMEService' (TomTomHOMEService) "TomTom Home Service for ejecting devices".
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • HOMERunner.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'TomTomHOME.exe' and executes as "C:\Program Files\TomTom HOME 2\HOMERunner.exe".
  • TomTomHOMERunner.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'TomTomHOME.exe' and executes as "C:\Program Files\TomTom HOME 2\TomTomHOMERunner.exe".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • TomTomHOMERunner.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'TomTomHOME.exe' which loads as "C:\Program Files\TomTom HOME 2\TomTomHOMERunner.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • TomTomHOME.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\TomTom HOME 2\TomTomHOME.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:849.33 KB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000302122%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002940%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000081%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:3,029
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:6 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove TomTom HOME?

You can uninstall TomTom HOME 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 TomTom HOME, 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 TomTom HOME.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win Server 2003 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.04%
Windows Vista 16.93%
Windows XP 10.14%
Windows 10 4.73%
Windows Server 2003 0.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 51.38%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 14.42%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.05%
Windows 7 Professional 8.36%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.36%
Windows 10 Home 2.68%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.31% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.31%
  France 8.59%
  Germany 8.47%
  United Kingdom 8.41%
  Italy 4.42%
  Netherlands 3.93%
  Canada 2.89%
  Belgium 2.76%
  Spain 2.27%
  Australia 2.03%
  Finland 1.41%
  Sweden 0.92%
  Portugal 0.74%
  Switzerland 0.68%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.39%
Hewlett-Packard 24.97%
Acer 18.89%
Toshiba 8.54%
ASUS 5.30%
American Megatrends 2.72%
Samsung 2.46%
Intel 1.42%
Gateway 1.16%
Lenovo 1.16%
Medion 1.03%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 7.12%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.75%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.01%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.19%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.19%
Dell Inspiron 560 2.19%

About TomTom International

TomTom manufacturers automotive navigation systems, including both stand-alone units and software for personal digital assistants and mobile telephones and is the main mapping data provider for Apple's iOS 6 Maps app.
Publisher URL: www.tomtom.com


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