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Sprint Mobile Broadband Drivers

What is Sprint Mobile Broadband Drivers?

This is the software package that includes the required drivers, configuration and management utilities to support Sprint Mobile Broadband devices.


Sprint Mobile Broadband Drivers is a software program developed by Novatel Wireless. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 9.73 MB (10,204,423 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 96% of users of Sprint Mobile Broadband Drivers come from the United States, it is also popular in France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nvtl.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Novatel Wireless\Sprint\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{720B36D1-09E2-4401-B562-0D4248B13244}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 9.73 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Sprint Mobile Broadband Drivers

  • SetupHelper64.exe - SetupHelperExe Application
  • NWHelper.exe - NWHelper Module
  • DIFxAPI.dll (by Microsoft) - Driver Install Frameworks API (DIFxAPI) (Driver Install Frameworks for API library module)
  • Proc_Serv_Start_Stop.exe - Check_Port_Status Application
  • WdfCoInstaller01009.dll (by Microsoft) - WDF Coinstaller
  • WdfCoInstaller01009_amd64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • NWHelper.exe runs as a service named 'Novatel Wireless Device Helper' (NWHelper).

How do I remove Sprint Mobile Broadband Drivers?

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

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 7 13%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.50%
Windows 8 37.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.50%
Windows 8.1 25.00%
Windows 7 Professional 12.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.50%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 12.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

95.83% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 95.83%
  France 4.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 42.86%
Dell 28.57%
Toshiba 14.29%
Sony 14.29%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L75-A 14.29%
Sony VPCSB190X 14.29%
Hewlett-Packard p6-2107c 14.29%
HP xw4600 Workstation 14.29%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 14.29%
Dell OptiPlex 330 14.29%

About Novatel Wireless

Novatel Wireless provides wireless broadband access solutions for use in PCs and mobile devices and is known for its MiFi line of compact wireless routers.
Publisher URL: www.nvtl.com


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