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Should I remove BEST BUY Connection Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
24% remove it76% keep it
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2.18.111 7.14%
2.16.90 14.29%
2.16.61 14.29%
2.16.41 64.29%

BEST BUY Connection Manager


BEST BUY Connection Manager is a program developed by Best Buy. The most used version is 2.16.41, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The software installer includes 40 files. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 87% of users of BEST BUY Connection Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in Singapore and Mexico.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.bestbuy.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\BEST BUY Connection Manager\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{630F611A-6DE0-4490-BCC3-4D5CB0C688CF}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)

Program filesFiles installed by BEST BUY Connection Manager

  • BSAutomaticActivation.exe - BEST BUY Connection Manager (BSAutomaticActivation)
  • Connection Manager.exe - ConnectionManager
  • gbRights.exe - BEST BUY Connection Manager Rights Manager
  • gbx4log.exe - Core Log Writer
  • gbxApp.exe
  • inshlpr.exe - Networking Component Installer Helper
  • surlprx.exe - BEST BUY Connection Manager Run Time URL Proxy

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • gbxApp.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'coreworks' which loads as "C:\Program Files\BEST BUY Connection Manager\bin\gbxapp.exe" runatstartup.

How do I remove BEST BUY Connection Manager?

You can uninstall BEST BUY Connection 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 BEST BUY Connection 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 BEST BUY Connection Manager.

Win 7 (SP1) 79%
Win 10 7%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 24%
Keep it 76%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 92.86%
Windows 10 7.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 71.43%
Windows 7 Professional 14.29%
Windows 7 Starter 7.14%
Windows 10 Home 7.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

86.96% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 86.96%
  Singapore 4.35%
  Mexico 4.35%
  Canada 4.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 78.57%
Toshiba 21.43%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 64.29%
TOSHIBA Satellite L645 21.43%
HP Mini 210-2100 7.14%
HP Mini 110-3800 7.14%


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