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What is npgarmin.dll?

Part of Garmin Communicator Plug-In by GARMIN

What is it?

The Garmin Communicator Plugin is an Internet browser plugin (Firefox, IE, Safari and Chrome) that transfers data between your Garmin GPS device and your computer. With the Communicator Plugin, you can add the maps to your device or upload your training data from your fitness device to Garmin Connect.
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How is npgarmin.dll loaded?

Mozilla plugin - npgarmin.dll runs within the context of the Mozilla Firefox web browser as plugin. npgarmin.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of Garmin GPS Control for Firefox with and identifier of SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\MozillaPlugins\@garmin.com/GpsControl. Plugins help the Mozilla Firefox Web browser perform specific functions like viewing special graphic formats or playing multimedia files like Adobe Flash or Apple QuickTime.
Safe for scripting control - npgarmin.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {099B5A62-DE20-48C6-BF9E-290A9D1D8CB5} with and identifier of CLSID\{099B5A62-DE20-48C6-BF9E-290A9D1D8CB5}\Implemented Categories\{7DD95801-9882-11CF-9FA9-00AA006C42C4}. Safe for scripting is a Windows policy that disables the Internet Explorer security prompt for Windows Installer scripts. It allows Web-based programs to install software on the computer without notifying the user. By default, when a script hosted by an Internet browser tries to install a program on the system, the system warns users and allows them to select or refuse the installation. This setting suppresses the warning and allows the installation to proceed.
Google Chrome plugin - npgarmin.dll runs within the context of the Google Chrome web browser as plugin. Chrome supports browser plugins that run as an unrestricted separate process outside the browser and cannot be sandboxed as tabs. Plugins are generally used to add functions to the Chrome browser.
Safe for initializing control - npgarmin.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {099B5A62-DE20-48C6-BF9E-290A9D1D8CB5} with and identifier of CLSID\{099B5A62-DE20-48C6-BF9E-290A9D1D8CB5}\Implemented Categories\{7DD95802-9882-11CF-9FA9-00AA006C42C4}. When a program is initialized, it can receive data from another program for initializing its state. This is a potential security hazard because the data could come from an untrusted source. Programs that guarantee no security breach regardless of the data source are considered safe for initialization and are registered as such.
Garmin Communicator Plug-In is loaded by:


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the npgarmin.dll file.Of the 0.3% of npgarmin.dll users, 16.7% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\garmin gps plugin\npgarmin.dll

Are there other versions of Garmin Communicator Plug-In?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 7 Professional (6.1.7601.65536)
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File details

File name: npgarmin.dll
Publisher: GARMIN Corp. (verified)
Name: Garmin Communicator Plug-In
Description: Garmin Communicator Plug-In
Size: 14.64 MB
Original file name: npGarmin.dll

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 7/26/2009
Expiration date: 9/13/2012

Mozilla plugin details

Name: Garmin GPS Control for Firefox
Command: SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\MozillaPlugins\@garmin.com/GpsControl

Safe for scripting control details

CLSID: {099B5A62-DE20-48C6-BF9E-290A9D1D8CB5}
Command: CLSID\{099B5A62-DE20-48C6-BF9E-290A9D1D8CB5}\Implemented Categories\{7DD95801-9882-11CF-9FA9-00AA006C42C4}

Google Chrome plugin details

Name: npGarmin.dll

Safe for initializing control details

CLSID: {099B5A62-DE20-48C6-BF9E-290A9D1D8CB5}
Command: CLSID\{099B5A62-DE20-48C6-BF9E-290A9D1D8CB5}\Implemented Categories\{7DD95802-9882-11CF-9FA9-00AA006C42C4}

Image hashes

MD5: 87be0bcc7163a304283c5c740b6346b2
SHA-1: 6d972df3ddef3caaf21d21fbb87ec97714e58679

PE image details

File packed: No
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