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Should I remove AT&T Communication Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #22,555
United States Rank #12,936
Reach 0.0086%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 43.46 days
433.61 days >
Average installed length: 227.83 days


VersionDistribution 10.00% 1.18% 20.00% 15.88% 7.06% 29.41% 10.59% 1.18% 4.12% 0.59%

AT&T Communication Manager


AT&T Communication Manager is a software program developed by SmartCom. 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. 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 45 files and is usually about 23.71 MB (24,863,500 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 87% of users of AT&T Communication Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in PR and Indonesia.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\AT&T\AT&T Communication Manager\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{371D967E-8E71-4E47-8F97-E5EC49A58556}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 23.71 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by AT&T Communication Manager

  • SwiCardDetectX.dll (by Sierra Wireless) - Card Detection Library
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • SwiApiInterfaceX.dll (by Sierra Wireless) - SwiApiInterface (Sierra Wireless API)
  • SwiApiMuxX.exe - SwiApiMux (Sierra Wireless API MUX)
  • wxbase28u_vc_custom.dll (by wxWidgets development team) - wxWidgets (wxWidgets for MSW)
  • wxmsw28u_core_vc_custom.dll (by wxWidgets development team)
  • attcm.exe (by AT&T) - AT&T Communication Manager
  • attcm_AppStart.exe
  • ComCore.dll
  • CommonPims.dll
  • ConnectHelper.exe
  • Connection.dll
  • Contacts.dll
  • Data.dll
  • DB.dll
  • Device.dll
  • Discovery.dll
  • DriveDetector.dll
  • Encoding.dll
  • HuaweiAPIHelper.dll
  • LiveUpdateLib.dll
  • pcre3.dll
  • Preferences.dll
  • SIMOTA.dll
  • SmartConnect.dll
  • Sms.dll
  • Toolkit.dll
  • UIToolkit.dll
  • UpdateInstaller.exe
  • UsageMeter.dll
  • WebClient.dll
  • Wifi.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • attcm.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4E51E6E4-D2D7-490D-9261-116B11B5F58D}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • attcm.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'attcm.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\AT&T\AT&T Communication Manager\attcm.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • attcm_AppStart.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'attcm_AppStart.exe' which loads as "C:\Program Files\AT&T\AT&T Communication Manager\attcm_AppStart.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • SwiApiMuxX.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\AT&T\AT&T Communication Manager\SwiApiMuxX.exe'.

How do I remove AT&T Communication Manager?

You can uninstall AT&T Communication Manager 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program AT&T Communication Manager, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 AT&T Communication Manager.

Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win Vista 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.53%
Windows 10 15.29%
Windows Vista 8.24%
Windows XP 2.94%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.15%
Windows 7 Professional 15.38%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.10%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.92%
Windows 8.1 5.33%
Windows 7 Enterprise 4.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

86.79% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 86.79%
  PR 2.64%
  Indonesia 2.64%
  Brazil 2.26%
  Iran 0.75%
  UA 0.75%
  India 0.75%
  HT 0.38%
  Ireland 0.38%
  Vietnam 0.38%
  Canada 0.38%
  Germany 0.38%
  Thailand 0.38%
  Dominican Republic 0.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.64%
Dell 31.25%
Acer 8.33%
Toshiba 8.33%
ASUS 6.94%
Sony 6.94%
Lenovo 4.86%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.08%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 4.05%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.38%
Sony VPCSA35GX 2.70%
Dell Latitude E5510 2.70%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.03%


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