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What percent of users and experts removed it?
66% remove it34% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,659
United States Rank #11,639
Reach 0.0845%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 31.04 days
915.78 days >
Average installed length: 481.17 days


VersionDistribution 27.75% 7.99% 2.70% 0.18% 2.16% 2.22% 32.19% 3.18% 9.61% 3.66% 4.50% 2.28% 0.78% 0.78%

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Update for Html5 geolocation provider

What is Update for Html5 geolocation provider?

Html5 location provider by Altergeo is an plugin for Internet Explorer installed as a browser helper object (BHO) and an extension for Firefox.

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AlterGeo service can locate not only on the phone with GPS , but also on phones without GPS -module, and even on a PC. When a user accesses a web service AlterGeo running our hybrid location technologies, based on data from the WiFi and WiMax networks, and our geographic base IP addresses. AlterGeo All applications for...  Read more


Update for Html5 geolocation provider is a software program developed by AlterGeo. 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. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. The primary executable is named html5locsvc.exe. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 186 files and is usually about 1005 KB (1,029,120 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 45% of users of Update for Html5 geolocation provider come from Russia, it is also popular in the United States and UA.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.altergeo.ru
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\altergeo\update for html5 geolocation provider
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{65C64E3D-539F-4B81-993B-364C6169F8F5}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1005 KB
Language: Russian (Russia)

Program filesFiles installed by Update for Html5 geolocation provider

Program executable:html5locsvc.exe
AlterGeo HTML5 location provider
Signed by:Wi2geo Ltd
Path:C:\ProgramData\altergeo\update for html5 geolocation provider\html5locsvc.exe
Additional files:
  • nphtml5loc.dll - Html5 location provider (AlterGeo browser helper object)
  • html5loc.dll - AlterGeo

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Google Chrome Plugin
  • nphtml5loc.dll is loaded in the Google Chrome web browser as 'npHtml5loc.dll'.
2 Internet Explorer BHOs
  • html5loc.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'AlterGeoBHO Class' with the class of {9BFBA68E-E21B-458E-AE12-FE85E903D2C0} (Html5 geolocation provider).
  • nphtml5loc.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'AlterGeoBHO Class' with the class of {9BFBA68E-E21B-458E-AE12-FE85E903D2C0} (Html5 geolocation provider).
Mozilla Plugin
  • nphtml5loc.dll is loaded into Mozilla Firefox under the product name '@altergeo.ru/Html5loc' with a plugin key of '@altergeo.ru/Html5loc'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • html5locsvc.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 3.
Startup File (User Run)
  • html5locsvc.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'AlterGeoUpdater' and executes as C:\ProgramData\AlterGeo\Update for Html5 geolocation provider\html5locsvc.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • html5locsvc.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AlterGeoUpdater' which loads as C:\Program Files\AlterGeo\Html5 geolocation provider\html5locsvc.exe.

How do I remove Update for Html5 geolocation provider?

You can uninstall Update for Html5 geolocation provider 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 Update for Html5 geolocation provider, 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 Update for Html5 geolocation provider.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Update for Html5 geolocation provider you can restore them to their previous default settings.
Microsoft Internet Explorer
Mozilla Firefox
Google Chrome

Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 66%
Keep it 34%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.97%
Windows XP 11.94%
Windows 10 9.90%
Windows Vista 3.12%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 32.40%
Windows 7 Home Basic 17.99%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.11%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.93%
Windows 7 Professional 7.09%
Windows 10 Home 3.57%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.56% of installs come from Russia
Which countries install it?
  Russia 44.56%
  United States 16.03%
  UA 8.80%
  Germany 7.99%
  Kazakstan 5.27%
  Sweden 2.72%
  AZ 2.49%
  BY 1.91%
  Turkey 0.75%
  Poland 0.75%
  Israel 0.69%
  Iran 0.64%
  Estonia 0.58%
  United Kingdom 0.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 21.70%
Hewlett-Packard 17.24%
ASUS 14.20%
Samsung 11.66%
Dell 8.52%
Lenovo 7.51%
Toshiba 2.43%
Intel 2.03%
American Megatrends 1.72%
Alienware 0.91%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.30%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.09%
Acer Aspire 5750G 3.25%
LENOVO HuronRiver Platfor... 2.64%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.23%


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