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What is locationnotifications.exe?

Part of Location Activity by Microsoft

What is it?

Location activity is logged to provide users a way to track which applications have accessed their location information. Sensor drivers use a special object that processes all I/O requests. This object ensures that only programs with user permission can access sensor data.

What if I disable Location Activity?

Sensors are disabled by default. The platform design presumes that any sensor can provide personal data, so each sensor is disabled until the user provides explicit consent to access the sensor data through the Location and Other Sensors Control Panel.
Description of locationnotifications.exe from Microsoft
Location activity is automatically logged per application instance. After an application that uses location starts, the first successful attempt and the first failed attempt by an instance of an application to access location information are logged. A failed attempt does not necessarily mean an error occurred; it can mean an underlying request was made for data from a location provider that has no data available. Additional successful or failed attempts by an application to use location will not be logged, unless the application is restarted. When enabled, a sensor device works for all programs running under a particular user account (or for all user accounts), including non-interactive users and services, such as ASPNET or SYSTEM. Because the platform cannot ensure that data exposed to one process is secure from access by another process, users must give permission for all programs to access a particular sensor device (for a particular user account or all accounts on the computer).
(locationnotifications.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How is locationnotifications.exe loaded?

Scheduled task - locationnotifications.exe is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\Microsoft\Windows\Location\Notifications'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.3% of all Boost users have the locationnotifications.exe file.Of the 0.3% of locationnotifications.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of Location Activity?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8.1 Pro (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: locationnotifications.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Location Activity
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623)
Product version: 6.3.9600.16384
Size: 84 KB
Original file name: LocationNotifications.exe.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Scheduled task details

Name: Notifications
Command: \Microsoft\Windows\Location\Notifications

Image hashes

MD5: ac1bcce8af057555ead54cb71ab93fe2
SHA-1: 534ea0f9e4822a528f4160f55b94a26f23b2d16d

PE image details

File entropy: 7.06830
File packed: No
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