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Should I remove Best Buy Connect?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
19% remove it81% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,050
United States Rank #4,294
Reach 0.0420%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.33 days
245.80 days >
Average installed length: 129.15 days


3.00.68 100.00%

Best Buy Connect


Best Buy Connect is a software program developed by Best Buy. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The setup package generally installs about 27 files and is usually about 17.55 MB (18,398,592 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 95% of users of Best Buy Connect come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Mexico.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.bestbuy.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Best Buy Connect\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{B435FD87-CA14-45E3-9D0B-A30F1F9F3866}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 17.55 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Best Buy Connect

  • 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
  • unzipper.exe (by Aramova) - Core Access (unzipper)
  • bscmif.dll - Connectivity Client
  • CiscoVpn.dll
  • connmgr.dll
  • entsrv2k.dll
  • gbxCore.dll (by Birdstep) - Gearbox Core Library
  • GenericVpn.dll
  • httplib.dll
  • IntelWiMAX64.exe (by Birdstep) - IntelWiMAX64
  • Logger.dll (by Birdstep Technology) - Birdstep Windows Utilities (ACM Logger dll)
  • mdvauthapi32.dll
  • MsVpn.dll
  • OsifUtils.dll
  • rslogcor.dll - Core Access Messaging DLL
  • shasta.dll - Gearbox Utils DLL
  • shasta64.dll
  • Unzip32.dll (by Info-ZIP) - Info-ZIP's UnZip Windows DLL (Info-ZIP's UnZip DLL for Win32)
  • WiMAXController.dll (by Birdstep Technology) - WiMAXController dll
  • ws2srvcs.dll
  • WWanDevice.dll - ACM WWan Dev dll

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 Files2\BESTBU~1\bin\gbxapp.exe runatstartup.

How do I remove Best Buy Connect?

You can uninstall Best Buy Connect 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 Connect, 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 Connect.

Win 7 (SP1) 91%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 19%
Keep it 81%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 91.17%
Windows 10 8.71%
Windows XP 0.12%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 88.48%
Windows 10 Home 6.91%
Windows 7 Professional 1.58%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.09%
Windows 8 Pro 0.73%
Windows 8.1 Pro 0.61%

Distribution by countryGeography

95.23% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 95.23%
  Brazil 0.36%
  Mexico 0.36%
  Canada 0.21%
  Ecuador 0.21%
  Philippines 0.21%
  United Arab Emirates 0.14%
  United Kingdom 0.14%
  India 0.14%
  Italy 0.14%
  Lithuania 0.14%
  PR 0.14%
  PS 0.14%
  Saudi Arabia 0.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 22.97%
Hewlett-Packard 21.13%
Toshiba 18.92%
Dell 12.29%
Sony 8.35%
Samsung 8.23%
Lenovo 8.11%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 16.24%
ASUSTeK U56E 13.31%
Dell Inspiron N5110 9.40%
TOSHIBA Satellite P775 8.55%
TOSHIBA Satellite P755 8.55%
Samsung QX311/QX411/QX412... 5.74%


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