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DIR-457U USB Modem

What is DIR-457U USB Modem?  (from D-Link)

The DIR-457 Portable 3G Router allows users to access worldwide mobile broadband networks. Once connected, you can enjoy data transmission and media streaming on-the-go. Simply insert your data SIM card, and share your 3G Internet connection through a secure 802.11g wireless network. The router can be configured to wor...  Read more


DIR-457U USB Modem is a software program developed by D-Link. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 17.17 MB (18,001,613 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 7. While about 25% of users of DIR-457U USB Modem come from the United States, it is also popular in Taiwan and SY.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dlink.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\D-Link\DIR-457U USB Modem
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{9E4D62F4-EB82-4F19-8602-1FB9DA503387}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 17.17 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by DIR-457U USB Modem

  • D-Link Mobile ConnMgr.exe - D-Link Mobile ConnMgr
  • GkInstaller.exe - GkInstal Application
  • DIR-457 Monitor.exe - DIR-457 Monitor
  • LaunchMon.dll
  • difxapi.dll (by Microsoft) - Driver Install Frameworks API (DIFxAPI) (Driver Install Frameworks for API library module)
  • Language.dll - ConnMgr Dialup
  • Monitor.dll - Gkx Monitor
  • msvcr80.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • DIR-457 Monitor.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DIR-457 Monitor' which loads as C:\Program Files\D-Link\DIR-457U USB Modem\DIR-457 Monitor.exe start.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • DIR-457 Monitor.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\D-Link\DIR-457U USB Modem\DIR-457 Monitor.exe'.

How do I remove DIR-457U USB Modem?

Quickly and completely remove DIR-457U USB Modem from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall DIR-457U USB Modem 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 DIR-457U USB Modem, 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 DIR-457U USB Modem.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win XP 7%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.57%
Windows 8 14.29%
Windows XP 7.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 42.86%
Windows 7 Professional 14.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.14%
Windows 7 Starter 7.14%
Windows 8 7.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 25.00%
  Taiwan 18.75%
  SY 12.50%
  Australia 6.25%
  GH 6.25%
  Hong Kong 6.25%
  India 6.25%
  NG 6.25%
  Saudi Arabia 6.25%
  Singapore 6.25%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 23.08%
Acer 23.08%
ASUS 23.08%
Hewlett-Packard 15.38%
Toshiba 7.69%
Lenovo 7.69%
Common models
Toshiba NB550D 7.69%
LENOVO 3249P93 7.69%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 7.69%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.69%
Dell XPS L501X 7.69%
Dell XPS 12 9Q23 7.69%

About D-Link

D-Link is a network adapter vendor and a designer, developer, and manufacturer of networking solutions.
Publisher URL: www.dlink.com


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