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Should I remove Vodafone Mobile Connect Lite Runtime Components?

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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.32 days
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Average installed length: 438.93 days


VersionDistribution 0.95% 6.67% 41.90% 32.38% 2.86% 15.24%

Vodafone Mobile Connect Lite Runtime Components


Vodafone Mobile Connect Lite Runtime Components is a software program developed by Vodafone. The most common release is, 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. 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. 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 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 134 files and is usually about 8.1 MB (8,494,712 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 36% of users of Vodafone Mobile Connect Lite Runtime Components come from South Africa, it is also popular in France and the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Vodafone\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{CFA76A76-03CF-43AC-AAB4-E2E3DACE4E02}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 8.1 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Vodafone Mobile Connect Lite Runtime Components

  • ConfigureModem.exe - Vodafone Mobile Connect Lite (Application to change modem init strings for non-admin users)
  • VMC.exe
  • MobileBroadband.exe - Vodafone Mobile Broadband (MobileBroadband)
  • MobileBroadbandResources.dll - MobileBroadbandResources
  • RedetectVodafoneModem.exe - Modem Detection Tool
  • SMS.exe - SMS
  • SmsResources.dll - SmsResources
  • VmbDebug.exe - VmbDebug
  • VmbService.exe - VmbService
  • VmbServiceConfig.exe - VmbServiceConfig
  • Vodafone.API.dll - Vodafone.API
  • Vodafone.ApplicationHost.Impl.dll - Vodafone.ApplicationHost.Impl
  • Vodafone.Base.Contracts.dll - Vodafone.Base.Contracts
  • Vodafone.Base.Factory.dll - Vodafone.Base.Factory
  • Vodafone.Base.Interfaces.dll - Vodafone.Base.Interfaces
  • Vodafone.Base.Internals.dll - Vodafone.Base.Internals
  • Vodafone.Base.Win32.dll - Vodafone.Base.Win32
  • Vodafone.BusinessLogic.dll - BusinessLogic
  • Vodafone.CheckOpcoFiles.dll - OpcoFiles
  • wdkdi32.exe - wdkdi
  • PhoneConnectorVMC.exe - VMC Lite PSA Application
  • CancelAutoPlay.dll - Vodafone Mobile Connect (VMC.CancelAutoPlay)
  • ConAppM.exe - MobileConnect
  • CsUtil.dll - CsUtil Dynamic Link Library
  • DeviceListener.exe - DeviceListener
  • InstallDrivers_setup.exe - InstallDrivers Application
  • MobileConnect.exe
  • PctelWrapper.dll - PctelWrapper Dynamic Link Library
  • PreInst.exe - PreInst Application
  • VMC.BaseServices.DataAccessor.dll - VMC.BaseServices.DataAccessor
  • VMC.BaseServices.OutlookConnector.dll - OutlookConnector
  • VMC.BaseServices.Platform.dll - VMC.BaseServices.Platform
  • VMC.BaseServices.WabConnector.dll - WabConnector Dynamic Link Library
  • VMC.BaseServices.XmlSerializers.dll - VMC.BaseServices.XmlSerializers
  • VMC.ConnectionServices.dll - ConnectionServices
  • VMC.ConnectionServices.TrafficOptimiser.dll - TrafficOptimiser
  • VMC.ConnectionServicesInterface.dll - VMC.ConnectionServicesInterface
  • VMC.UI.CommonDialogs.dll - CommonDialogs
  • VMC.WindowsService.Core.dll - VMCServiceCore
  • VMC.WindowsService.Messaging.dll - VMCServiceMessaging
  • Launcher.exe - Vodafone Mobile Wi-Fi (Launcher)
  • LBS.exe - Vodafone_MyLocation
  • installprogress.exe - InstallProgress
  • StartVMCLite.exe - VMCLite Starter (Starts VMCLite application)
  • Positioning.dll - Positioning

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

4 Scheduled Tasks
  • MobileConnect.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C8DD68DF-E31D-4EEC-A801-3CF0DA0548C3}' (runs on registration).
  • MobileBroadband.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8A565CCC-4483-418F-8124-6EB89CE9FFF8}' (runs on registration).
  • Launcher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CC5562D2-A9C3-4EA8-8C0A-7ED2FC097DC6}' (runs on registration).
  • VMC.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ECAF5D2B-B1DD-4E0F-8D1E-8A7837ED0A22}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • MobileBroadband.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named MobileBroadband_Reg_HKLMWow6432Run.
  • VmbService.exe runs as a service named 'Vodafone Mobile Connect Service' (VmbService) "Detects mobile devices and manages applications that might otherwise conflict with Vodafone Mobile Connect (VMC). If this service is stopped, the VMC software will not work properly, as it will not be able to identify devices or manage conflicting applications.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • MobileConnect.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'MobileConnect.EXE' and executes as C:\Program Files\Vodafone\Vodafone Mobile Connect\Bin\MobileConnect.EXE.
3 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • Launcher.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'VodafoneMobileWiFi' which loads as C:\Program Files\Vodafone\Vodafone Mobile Wi-Fi\Launcher.exe.
  • MobileBroadband.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'MobileBroadband' which loads as C:\Program Files\Vodafone\Vodafone Mobile Broadband\Bin\MobileBroadband.exe /silent.
  • MobileConnect.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'MobileConnect' which loads as C:\Program Files\Vodafone\Vodafone Mobile Connect\Bin\MobileConnect.exe /silent.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • MobileBroadband.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Vodafone\Vodafone Mobile Broadband\Bin\MobileBroadband.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:17.67 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003283891%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00010985%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00021854%
0.015104% average
70 average

How do I remove Vodafone Mobile Connect Lite Runtime Components?

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Or, you can uninstall Vodafone Mobile Connect Lite Runtime Components 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 Vodafone Mobile Connect Lite Runtime Components, 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 Vodafone Mobile Connect Lite Runtime Components.

Win 7 (SP1) 45%
Win Vista 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.48%
Windows XP 28.57%
Windows Vista 14.29%
Windows 8 6.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 27.45%
Windows 7 Home Premium 16.67%
Windows 7 Professional 15.69%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.78%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.84%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.85% of installs come from South Africa
Which countries install it?
  South Africa 35.85%
  France 9.43%
  United States 6.60%
  Hungary 6.60%
  Belgium 5.66%
  Portugal 5.66%
  Italy 5.66%
  United Kingdom 4.72%
  Croatia 3.77%
  Finland 2.83%
  Romania 2.83%
  New Zealand 1.89%
  Germany 1.89%
  BG 1.89%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 38.36%
Toshiba 17.81%
Acer 12.33%
Dell 10.96%
American Megatrends 5.48%
Samsung 4.11%
Sahara 2.74%
Intel 2.74%
Sony 2.74%
MSI 1.37%
Lenovo 1.37%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L650 2.33%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.33%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro L65... 1.16%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE C870-12... 1.16%
Samsung 530U3BI/530U4BI/5... 1.16%
Samsung 300E4A/300E5A/300... 1.16%

Publisher URL: www.vodafone.com


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