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Should I remove BigPond Wireless Broadband?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,892
Reach 0.0094%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 712.06 days
1441.27 days >
Average installed length: 757.28 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.19 9.09%
2.18 22.73%
2.16.5 1.52%
2.16.4 64.39%
2.15.4 2.27%

BigPond Wireless Broadband

Overview

BigPond Wireless Broadband is a program developed by Telstra. The most used version is 2.16.4, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software installer includes 13 files and is usually about 1.32 MB (1,379,840 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 93% of users of BigPond Wireless Broadband come from Australia, it is also popular in the United States and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.bigpond.com
Help link: www.bigpond.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Telstra\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{CDEDBC83-40F4-4C8B-9BA7-AA95F45246F9}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.32 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by BigPond Wireless Broadband

  • BigPond_CM.exe - BigPond Wireless Broadband 2.0 (Connection Manager)
  • BigPondUtil.exe - Administration Utility
  • DriverInstaller.exe - Driver Installer
  • DriverInstaller64.exe
  • register.exe - Registration Utility
  • VistaFX.dll - VistaFX Dynamic Link Library
  • My Place.exe - My Place
  • bpwbb2ad.dll - Connect Automatically BHO

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • BigPond_CM.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{7BC9FDFF-EB4E-435E-A52E-75031D38B016}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • BigPond_CM.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BigPondWirelessBroadbandCM' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Telstra\BigPond Wireless Broadband\BigPond_CM.exe" -tsr.

How do I remove BigPond Wireless Broadband?

Quickly and completely remove BigPond Wireless Broadband from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall BigPond Wireless Broadband from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program BigPond Wireless Broadband, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove BigPond Wireless Broadband.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win Vista (SP1) 2%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.70%
Windows Vista 14.39%
Windows 8 12.12%
Windows XP 3.79%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 48.48%
Windows 7 Professional 12.88%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.09%
Windows 8.1 6.06%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.30%
Windows Vista Home Basic 4.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

92.59% of installs come from Australia
Which countries install it?
  Australia 92.59%
  United States 3.70%
  United Kingdom 1.48%
  Singapore 0.74%
  Brazil 0.74%
  Indonesia 0.74%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 30.56%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
ASUS 13.89%
Acer 12.96%
Dell 11.11%
GIGABYTE 8.33%
Samsung 3.70%
Lenovo 1.85%
Intel 0.93%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite A500 2.59%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 2.59%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro C65... 2.59%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 1.72%
TOSHIBA Satellite C650 1.72%
TOSHIBA Satellite L850 1.72%

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