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What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,640
United States Rank #28,803
Reach 0.0096%

Versions

VersionDistribution
5.0.2247.1401 0.74%
5.0.2137.2902 5.93%
5.0.2082.2201 2.22%
5.0.2044.2001 6.67%
5.0.1986.2001 0.74%
5.0.1986.0707 8.15%
5.0.1960.0701 0.74%
5.0.1953.2801 11.85%
5.0.1933.2202 1.48%
5.0.1879.1101 2.96%
5.0.1879.0001 5.19%
5.0.1822.2004 2.96%
5.0.1822.0004 3.70%
5.0.1794.1103 2.96%
5.0.1794.0803 2.96%
5.0.1794.0003 0.74%
5.0.1761.1403 0.74%
5.0.1761.0003 2.22%
5.0.1750.0701 4.44%
5.0.1701.3 0.74%
5.0.1618.2 6.67%
5.0.1611.1 1.48%
5.0.1564.2 0.74%
5.0.1556.1 5.19%
5.0.1529.2 1.48%
4.9.1444.8 0.74%
4.8.1.1437 0.74%
3.30.2.1265 2.22%
3.26.2.1236 0.74%
3.18.0.0 0.74%
3.2.2.1382 3.70%
3.0.3.1363 4.44%
3.0.3.1298 2.96%

Other programs by Sierra Wireless

Sierra Wireless 3G Watcher

What is Sierra Wireless 3G Watcher?  (from Sierra Wireless)

Sierra Wireless 3G Watcher Connection Management Software is now available for Windows 7® and works simultaneously with Windows 7 Mobile Broadband. This unique capability allows operators to offer AirCard Watcher connection manager and Windows 7 Mobile Broadband, so end users can choose which connection manager to use,...  Read more

Overview

Sierra Wireless 3G Watcher is a software program developed by Sierra Wireless. The most common release is 5.0.1953.2801, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 48 files and is usually about 26.56 MB (27,846,879 bytes). The installed file BinUpdater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 22% of users of Sierra Wireless 3G Watcher come from the United States, it is also popular in Israel and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.SierraWireless.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sierra Wireless Inc\3G Watcher\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{FD822CF3-8CFD-4A73-A90A-95CAFF3CB102}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 26.56 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Sierra Wireless 3G Watcher

  • swi_evdowrappermx.dll - Sierra Wireless Swi EVDO Wrapper Dynamic Link Library (Sierra Wireless Swi EVDO Wrapper DLL)
  • SwiSDKWrapperRes.dll
  • SwiSDKWrapperRes000C.dll
  • SwiSDKWrapperRes0C0C.dll
  • CWEProp.dll - CWE Property Page Shell Extension (CWEProp Module)
  • CWEProp64.dll
  • CWEInfoTip.dll - CWE InfoTip Shell Extention (CWEInfoTip Module)
  • CWEInfoTip64.dll
  • RepairDriver64.exe - RepairDriver64 Application
  • WaHelper.exe - WatcherHelper Application
  • SwiSkXUI.dll - Skinned Extended UI API
  • SwiCardDetect.dll - Card Detection Library
  • SwiWRA.dll - Sierra Wireless SwiWRA (SwiWRA)
  • WaveInOut.dll - Audio Routing Library
  • SwiStrRes.dll - String Resource API
  • BinUpdater.exe - Binary Update Tool
  • SwiApiIntCdma.dll - SwiApiInterface
  • SwiApiInterface.dll - Sierra Wireless API
  • SwiApiInterfaceU.dll
  • SwiApiTransport.dll - SwiApiTransport
  • SwiXUI.dll - Extended UI API
  • SwiProfileMgr.dll - SwiProfileMgr (Profile Manager)
  • SwiPhonebkUI.dll - Phonebook UI
  • SwiVoice.dll - Voice Module
  • GpsApp.exe - GPS Monitor
  • SwiGpsUI.dll - GPS Monitor user interface library
  • SwiSMS.dll - SMS Library
  • SwiDevInfo.exe - SwiDevInfo (Device information helper)
  • SwiGSM.dll - GSM Module
  • SwiApiMux.exe - SwiApiMux (Sierra Wireless API MUX)
  • SwiCxnMgr.dll - SwiCxnMgr (Data connection manager)
  • SwiDialup.dll - SwiDialup (Dial Up Networking (DUN) library)
  • SwiSkinUI.dll - Skin API
  • WaUI.dll - UI Layer
  • Watcher.exe - Watcher (Sierra Wireless Watcher)
  • SwiSmsUI.dll - SMS UI
  • SwiCDMA.dll - CDMA
  • SwiIOTA.dll - IOTA
  • SwiGps.dll - GPS
  • WaveVolume.dll - WaveVolume

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • WaHelper.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WatcherHelper' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Sierra Wireless Inc\3G Watcher\WaHelper.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • SwiApiMux.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Sierra Wireless Inc\3G Watcher\SwiApiMux.exe'.

How do I remove Sierra Wireless 3G Watcher?

Quickly and completely remove Sierra Wireless 3G Watcher from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Sierra Wireless 3G Watcher 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 Sierra Wireless 3G Watcher, 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 Sierra Wireless 3G Watcher.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win Vista (SP1) 1%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.04%
Windows Vista 24.44%
Windows XP 12.59%
Windows 8 5.93%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.32%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.55%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.03%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.02%
Windows 7 Professional 8.27%
Windows Vista Home Basic 6.77%

Distribution by countryGeography

21.92% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 21.92%
  Israel 17.12%
  United Kingdom 9.59%
  Ireland 8.22%
  Indonesia 6.16%
  Germany 4.79%
  Brazil 4.11%
  New Zealand 3.42%
  Sweden 3.42%
  Poland 3.42%
  Switzerland 2.05%
  Taiwan 1.37%
  Turkey 1.37%
  Kuwait 0.68%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.86%
Dell 20.45%
Acer 15.91%
ASUS 10.23%
Toshiba 9.09%
Lenovo 6.82%
GIGABYTE 4.55%
Sahara 3.41%
Samsung 3.41%
Intel 1.14%
Alienware 1.14%
Common models
Positivo Positivo Mobile 4.59%
FUJITSU SIEMENS AMILO Pro... 1.83%
clevo M7x0S 1.83%
ASUSTeK V2Je 1.83%
FUJITSU SIEMENS LIFEBOOK ... 1.83%
HP G62 Notebook PC 1.83%

About Sierra Wireless

Sierra Wireless is a wireless communications equipment manufacturer that sells mobile computing and machine-to-machine communications products that work over cellular networks.
Publisher URL: www.sierrawireless.com

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