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2.03.325 11.11%
2.02.323 16.67%
2.00.317 55.56%
2.00.300 16.67%

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HP Connection Manager 2

What is HP Connection Manager 2?  (from Hewlett-Packard)

Wireless connectivity made simple. With HP Connection Manager you get full control over your wireless connections, including 3G and 4G mobile broadband, Wi-Fi, Ethernet and Bluetooth® through a single user interface with support for most networks worldwide. It even offers power control of individual wireless components...  Read more


HP Connection Manager 2 is a program developed by Hewlett-Packard. The most used version is 2.00.317, 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. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software installer includes 80 files and is usually about 5.22 MB (5,476,352 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows XP. While about 82% of users of HP Connection Manager 2 come from the United States, it is also popular in Sweden and Indonesia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\HPQ\HP Connection Manager 2\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{8C5F5AFF-23F2-48DF-9D20-A90DC85D5276}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.22 MB

Program filesFiles installed by HP Connection Manager 2

  • hpqpm.dll - Hpqpmdll Dynamic Link Library
  • BluetoothHelper.dll (by Birdstep) - Core Access (Bluetooth Helper)
  • BroadcomRadio.dll (by Birdstep)
  • CiscoVpn.dll
  • connmgr.dll
  • entsrv2k.dll
  • gbRights.exe (by HP) - HP Connection Manager 2.0 (HP Connection Manager 2.0 Rights Manager)
  • gbx4log.exe (by HP) - Core Log Writer
  • gbxApp.exe
  • gbxCore.dll - Gearbox Core Library
  • GenericVpn.dll
  • gprsMan.dll - Gearbox GPRS Library
  • HP Connection Manager.exe - HPConnectionManager
  • HPAutomaticActivation.exe - HPAutomaticActivation
  • hpcmif.dll - Connectivity Client
  • HpMaaaApiEx.dll (by PCTEL) - HpMaaaAp Dynamic Link Library
  • httplib.dll
  • inshlpr.exe - Networking Component Installer Helper
  • Logger.dll (by Birdstep Technology) - Birdstep Windows Utilities (ACM Logger dll)
  • mdvauthapi32.dll
  • mdvauthsrv.exe
  • MdvEapFast.dll
  • MdvEapGtc.dll
  • MdvEapLeap.dll
  • MdvEapMd5.dll
  • MdvEapMschapV2.dll
  • MdvEapPeap.dll
  • MdvEapTls.dll
  • MdvEapTlv.dll
  • MdvEapTtls.dll
  • mdvsrv.exe
  • MsVpn.dll
  • OsifUtils.dll
  • QCDiagnostics.dll (by QUALCOMM) - QUALCOMM UNDP (QUALCOMM UNDP Diagnostics Interface)
  • QCWWAN.dll (by QUALCOMM) - QCWWANCMAPI (QUALCOMM Wireless WAN Connection Manager API)
  • QualcommUNDP.dll (by Birdstep Technology) - ACM QualcommUNDP Dev dll
  • rslogcor.dll - Core Access Messaging DLL
  • shasta.dll - Gearbox Utils DLL
  • SierraWirelessEvdo_v2.dll - ACM SierraWirelessEvdo Dev dll
  • SierraWirelessGsm_V2.dll - ACM SierraWirelessGsm Dev dll
  • surlprx.exe - HP Connection Manager 2.0 Run Time URL Proxy
  • Swi32_AC710.dll (by Sierra Wireless) - SwiApi Dynamic Link Library (SwiApi DLL)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • mdvsrv.exe runs as a service named 'HP Connection Manager Service' (mdvsrv) "Service for HP Connection Manager".
  • mdvauthsrv.exe runs as a service named 'HP Connectivity Authentication Service' (mdvauthsrv) "Service for HP Connectivity Authentication".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • gbxApp.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'coreworks' which loads as "C:\Program Files\HPQ\HP Connection Manager 2\bin\gbxapp.exe" runatstartup.

How do I remove HP Connection Manager 2?

Quickly and completely remove HP Connection Manager 2 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall HP Connection Manager 2 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 HP Connection Manager 2, 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 HP Connection Manager 2.

Win Vista (SP2) 72%
Win 7 (SP1) 6%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 77.78%
Windows XP 16.67%
Windows 7 5.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 77.78%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

82.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 82.14%
  Sweden 3.57%
  Indonesia 3.57%
  Israel 3.57%
  Germany 3.57%
  Turkey 3.57%

About Hewlett-Packard

HP provides products, software solutions and services to consumers, from enterprises to consumers including customers in the government, health and education sectors.
Publisher URL: www.hp.com


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