What is html5locsvc.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the html5locsvc.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Html5locsvc.exe file information

The process known as AlterGeo HTML5 location provider belongs to software HTML5LOC by AlterGeo.

Description: Html5locsvc.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file html5locsvc.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in a subfolder of the user's profile folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 29,256 bytes (31% of all occurrences), 29,696 bytes and 5 more variants. 
The program has a visible window. The process is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: DEFAULT\Run, Run, MACHINE\Run). Html5locsvc.exe is not a Windows system file. The html5locsvc.exe file is certified by a trustworthy company. The application can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 15% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with Html5 geolocation provider or Update for Html5 geolocation provider come up, you may also want to uninstall the software using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program), use the software publisher’s support site or look for a new, improved version.

Recommended: Identify html5locsvc.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as html5locsvc.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the html5locsvc.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Best practices for resolving html5locsvc issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with html5locsvc. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the html5locsvc.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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