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4% remove it96% keep it
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VersionDistribution 94.90% 5.10%

Bell Mobile Broadband Drivers


Bell Mobile Broadband Drivers is a program developed by Novatel Wireless. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 4.77 MB (5,001,914 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 76% of users of Bell Mobile Broadband Drivers come from Canada, it is also popular in the United States and China.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nvtl.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Novatel Wireless\Bell\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{75DBFE59-6890-4531-8D4B-0285BCFCE815}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.77 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Bell Mobile Broadband Drivers

  • SetupHelper32.exe - SetupHelperExe Application
  • SetupHelper64.exe
  • NWHelper.exe - NWHelper Module
  • DIFxAPI.dll (by Microsoft) - Driver Install Frameworks API (DIFxAPI) (Driver Install Frameworks for API library module)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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

How do I remove Bell Mobile Broadband Drivers?

You can uninstall Bell 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Bell Mobile Broadband Drivers, 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 Bell Mobile Broadband Drivers.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 7 2%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.18%
Windows 10 27.55%
Windows Vista 7.14%
Windows XP 6.12%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.00%
Windows 7 Professional 11.58%
Windows 10 Home 10.53%
Windows 8.1 9.47%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.37%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.19% of installs come from Canada
Which countries install it?
  Canada 76.19%
  United States 21.90%
  China 0.95%
  Italy 0.95%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.71%
Dell 15.73%
Acer 12.36%
ASUS 12.36%
Lenovo 10.11%
Toshiba 8.99%
MSI 3.37%
Samsung 2.25%
Sony 1.12%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C650 3.26%
Compaq Presario 061 ER913... 3.26%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.26%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.26%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 3.26%
Dell Vostro1510 2.17%

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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