What is html5loc.dll?

The genuine html5loc.dll file is a software component of HTML5 Geolocation Provider by Altergeo.
Html5loc.dll is a DLL (Dynamic Link Library) file that belongs to HTML5 Geolocation Provider, an tool designed to integrate Hypertext Markup Language with global positioning systems. DLL files store data, code and resources needed by one or more programs in order to function correctly. AlterGeo is a Russian company that develops global hybrid positioning system. It has been hailed as one of four upcoming Tech Titans of Russia. AlterGeo was founded by Anton Baranchuk, Alexandre Dorjiev, Denis Alaev and Sergey Kurlovich in 2008. It is headquartered in Moscow, Russia.

HTML5loc stands for HTML5 Geolocation Provider

Html5loc.dll is a browser extension for Internet Explorer. This add-on enables several additional functions for Internet Explorer. You can disable it through the Extras menu (key combination Alt + X) under Manage Add-ons. The following paragraph provides more information about html5loc.dll.

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Html5loc.dll file information

The process known as html5loc.dll belongs to software Update for Html5 geolocation provider or Html5 geolocation provider or AlterGeo or Update for Html5 geolocation by Altergeo or Wi2Geo ( or AlterGeo.

Description: Html5loc.dll is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Html5loc.dll is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 307,272 bytes (33% of all occurrences), 310,344 bytes and 5 more variants. 
This .dll file is a Browser Helper Object (BHO) that runs automatically every time you start your web browser. BHOs are not stopped by personal firewalls, because they are identified by the firewall as part of the browser itself. BHOs are often used by adware and spyware. IDs used by this BHO include 9BFBA68E-E21B-458E-AE12-FE85E903D2C0. The program is not visible. The file is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. Html5loc.dll is not a Windows system file. The program can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. The file has a digital signature. Therefore the technical security rating is 37% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with html5loc.dll, you can do the following:
  1) uninstall Update for Html5 geolocation provider or Html5 geolocation provider software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7)
  2) turn to the software company, Altergeo, for advice
  3) update the program.

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If html5loc.dll is located in a subfolder of the user's profile folder, the security rating is 36% dangerous. The file size is 310,344 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 307,272 bytes and 5 more variants. The program is not visible. The html5loc.dll file is able to change the behavior of, or monitor Internet Explorer. The file is not a Windows system file. The software can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. Html5loc.dll is digitally signed.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as html5loc.dll, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the html5loc.dll process on your PC to see if it is a threat. If html5loc.dll has changed your browser's search engine and start page, you can recover your browser's default settings as follows:

Reset default browser settings for Internet-Explorer ▾
  1. In Internet Explorer, press the key combination Alt + X to open the Tools menu.
  2. Click Internet options.
  3. Click the Advanced tab.
  4. Click the Reset... button.
  5. Enable the Delete personal settings option.
This will reset your Internet Explorer to its default settings. Your browser will start with the familiar start page and search engine—without popups, ads, cookies, but all browser add-ons are deleted too [1]. Make cleaning up your browser and your computer simpler and safer with Security Task Manager.


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Best practices for resolving html5loc issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: ASecurity Task Manager examines the active html5loc process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known Banti-malware tool tells you if the html5loc.dll on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

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