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Should I remove Sierra Wireless AirCard Watcher?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,170
United States Rank #17,485
Reach 0.0269%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 27.56 days
812.96 days >
Average installed length: 427.15 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.0.4050.8401 0.53%
6.0.4046.6604 2.12%
6.0.3974.8203 1.06%
6.0.3974.7803 0.80%
6.0.3928.8402 5.04%
6.0.3852.8402 0.27%
6.0.3846.6603 2.12%
6.0.3830.8201 12.47%
6.0.3830.7801 0.27%
6.0.3830.0002 0.27%
6.0.3783.6601 0.53%
6.0.3769.8202 1.86%
6.0.3728.7401 0.27%
6.0.3725.6605 1.59%
6.0.3586.7501 0.53%
6.0.3560.6607 7.96%
6.0.3550.7503 0.53%
6.0.3507.0004 17.77%
6.0.3428.0003 0.53%
6.0.3413.6602 1.06%
6.0.3411.7504 1.33%
6.0.3380.0001 2.65%
6.0.3361.6602 2.92%
6.0.3355.0004 0.27%
6.0.3331.7505 0.27%
6.0.3301.0002 0.80%
6.0.3228.0005 0.27%
6.0.3223.2203 0.53%
6.0.3222.6701 0.27%
6.0.3191.6601 1.06%
6.0.3163.0005 2.39%
6.0.3008.4601 1.59%
6.0.3004.0003 0.27%
6.0.2968.2906 0.27%
6.0.2954.6601 2.65%
6.0.2945.2201 3.18%
6.0.2899.0001 0.27%
6.0.2875.6606 1.33%
6.0.2863.4601 5.57%
6.0.2849.0001 10.08%
6.0.2808.6203 0.27%
6.0.2808.0003 0.53%
6.0.2699.6301 0.27%
6.0.2612.0004 2.92%
6.0.2590.2802 0.53%

Other programs by Sierra Wireless

Sierra Wireless AirCard Watcher

What is Sierra Wireless AirCard Watcher?  (from Sierra Wireless)

The Sierra Wireless AirCard Card is a dual-band wireless Card modem. The Sierra Wireless AirCard Watcher is bundled with every Sierra Wireless branded modem and downloadable from the Sierra Wireless Support section. This unique capability allows operators to offer AirCard Watcher connection manager and Windows 7 Mobile...  Read more

Overview

Sierra Wireless AirCard Watcher is a software program developed by Sierra Wireless. The most common release is 6.0.3507.0004, 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. 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 primary executable is named Watcher.exe. The setup package generally installs about 28 files and is usually about 17.98 MB (18,849,791 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 24% of users of Sierra Wireless AirCard Watcher come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.SierraWireless.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sierra Wireless Inc\3G Watcher\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{35040DE1-1CC0-47A4-B50F-F1E78B159F89}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 17.98 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Sierra Wireless AirCard Watcher

Program executable:Watcher.exe
Name:Watcher
Path:C:\Program Files\Sierra Wireless Inc\3G Watcher\Watcher.exe
MD5:c34797f443f214be28af0109dac1440c
Additional files:
  • swi_evdowrappermx.dll - Sierra Wireless Swi EVDO Wrapper Dynamic Link Library (Sierra Wireless Swi EVDO Wrapper DLL)
  • SwiSDKWrapperRes.dll
  • WaHelper.exe - WatcherHelper Application (WatcherHelper Application)
  • SwiSkXUI.dll - Skinned Extended UI API
  • SwiWRA.dll - Sierra Wireless SwiWRA (SwiWRA)
  • SwiTMApi.dll - Swi Theme Manager API
  • WirelessServiceMgr.dll - DeviceBindMgr Module
  • SwiTMApp.exe - Swi Theme Manager
  • GobiDiagnostics.dll - GobiDiagnostics (Sierra Wireless Diagnostics Interface)
  • SwiXUI.dll - Extended UI API
  • SwiAirCardLib.dll - AirCard Module
  • SwiProfileMgr.dll - SwiProfileMgr (Profile Manager)
  • SwiPhonebkUI.dll - Phonebook UI
  • SwiVoice.dll - Voice Module
  • SwiSMS.dll - SMS Library
  • SwiGSM.dll - GSM Module
  • SwiQmiModemLib.dll - Qmi Module
  • SwiCxnMgr.dll - SwiCxnMgr (Data connection manager)
  • SwiDialup.dll - SwiDialup (Dial Up Networking (DUN) library)
  • SwiSkinUI.dll - Skin API
  • WaUI.dll - UI Layer
  • CnsPlugin.dll - Watcher (CnsPlugin)
  • QmiPlugin.dll - QmiPlugin
  • Watcher.exe
  • SwiSmsUI.dll - SMS UI
  • SwiOMADM.dll - OMADM
  • SwiCDMA.dll - CDMA
  • SwiIOTA.dll - IOTA

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Watcher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C76595BC-07EE-41EA-B260-6DF358B78868}' (runs on registration).
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".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

WaHelper.exe
Memory:3.14 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0169576270%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.01018913%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00676849%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Sierra Wireless AirCard Watcher?

Quickly and completely remove Sierra Wireless AirCard 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 AirCard 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 AirCard 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 AirCard Watcher.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win Vista 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows 8 24.87%
Windows XP 4.76%
Windows Vista 3.70%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 35.22%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.17%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.48%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.68%
Windows 7 Enterprise 6.99%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.57%

Distribution by countryGeography

23.80% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 23.80%
  Germany 11.14%
  Canada 7.34%
  Australia 6.33%
  Indonesia 6.08%
  France 4.30%
  Italy 3.54%
  New Zealand 3.04%
  United Kingdom 2.78%
  Vietnam 2.28%
  Thailand 2.28%
  Sweden 2.03%
  Austria 1.52%
  Norway 1.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 40.63%
Toshiba 19.64%
Hewlett-Packard 12.05%
Acer 9.82%
ASUS 5.80%
GIGABYTE 2.68%
Lenovo 2.68%
Sony 2.68%
Alienware 1.34%
Samsung 0.89%
MSI 0.89%
Intel 0.89%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6540 5.71%
Dell Latitude E7440 5.71%
FUJITSU LIFEBOOK U772 4.90%
TOSHIBA PORTEGE Z30-A 4.49%
Dell Latitude E6440 4.08%
Dell Latitude E7240 4.08%

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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