Garmin Core Update Service by Garmin International (Signed)


garmin.cartography.mapupdate.coreservice.exe has 4 known versions, the most recent one is 2.1.13. It is started as a Windows Service with the name 'Garmin Core Update Service' and described as “Keeps the software and content on your Garmin devices and the Garmin software on your PC up to date.”. . In addition, it is run under the context of the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges (the administrator accounts have the same privileges). The average file size is about 181.2 KB. It is an authenticode code-signed executable issued to Garmin International by the certification authority VeriSign. This is a .NET Common Language Runtime (CLR) assembly. During the process's lifecycle, the typical CPU resource utilization is about 0.0007% including both foreground and background operations, the average private memory consumption is about 29.25 MB with the maximum memory reaching around 31.44 MB. Addionally, typically read and write I/O disk operations is about 97.59 KB per minute for reads and 1.09 KB per minute for writes.

What is garmin.cartography.mapupdate.coreservice.exe?

Garmin Core Update Service is the software updater program which runs in the background of Windows and automatically starts up when your PC boots. It checks for software udpates and automatically downloads and installs them if found. The updater will check for updates remotely and install them based on an internal schedule.


File name:garmin.cartography.mapupdate.coreservice.exe
Publisher:Garmin Ltd or its subsidiaries
Product name:Garmin Core Update Service
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\garmin\core update service\garmin.cartography.mapupdate.coreservice.exe
Issued to:Garmin International
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Effective date:Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Windows Service
Service name:Garmin Core Update Service
Description:“Keeps the software and content on your Garmin devices and the Garmin software on your PC up to date.”


(Note, the behaviors below are for all versions of garmin.cartography.mapupdate.coreservice.exe, select a unique version for details.)
Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' by the Service Controller (services.exe)
  • 'Garmin Core Update Service'

VersionsAll file variations of garmin.cartography.mapupdate.coreservice.exe

MD5SHA-1File size
2973b4eb7be10a0d491b2037dcaae88f c7b6d8d3af7d854843b928226fe4351c49b784d2 181.34 KB
25619a6281ddcc6c60c6959e62112f98 1b8f245035f0dc5b1dd4fccfc36277ec3c26ba8e 181.84 KB
395668cde66697b4eabe803a5120b932 845e07e54c665d7ed79fa5c02ffc44112e2701ec 180.84 KB
5ee6360a45c7ead9b18fc77f98203269 1d69791a5dc40dce0b43a9d297f9dcb94ddb43a7 180.8 KB

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.00%
Windows Vista Home Premium 40.00%
Windows 7 Professional 10.00%
Windows Vista Ultimate 10.00%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 70.00% of Garmin Core Update Service.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Acer 20.00%
Dell 20.00%
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