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Should I remove BigPond Wireless Broadband?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
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Versions

VersionDistribution
2.13.16 100.00%

BigPond Wireless Broadband 2.13.16

Overview

BigPond Wireless Broadband 2.13.16 is a program developed by Telstra. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is BigPondUtil.exe. The software installer includes 12 files and is usually about 1.13 MB (1,184,256 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 87% of users of BigPond Wireless Broadband come from Australia, it is also popular in the United States and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.bigpond.com
Help link: www.bigpond.com/help
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Telstra\BigPond Wireless Broadband 2.13.16\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{069FAAD5-C81F-4AF2-B1D7-462E878725D5}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.13 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by BigPond Wireless Broadband 2.13.16

Program executable:BigPondUtil.exe
Name:BigPond Wireless Broadband 2.0
Administration Utility
Path:C:\Program Files\Telstra\BigPond Wireless Broadband 2.13.16\BigPondUtil.exe
MD5:cc27d94b9e5ccb0255ac6ac0ae83b326
Additional files:
  • BigPond_CM.exe - BigPond Wireless Broadband 2.0 (Connection Manager)
  • BigPondUtil.exe - Administration Utility
  • bpwbb2ad.dll - Connect Automatically BHO
  • DriverInstaller.exe - Driver Installer
  • DriverInstaller64.exe
  • register.exe - Registration Utility
  • VistaFX.dll - VistaFX Dynamic Link Library
  • SwiCardDetect.dll (by Sierra Wireless) - Card Detection Library
  • SwiApiInterface.dll (by Sierra Wireless) - SwiApiInterface (Sierra Wireless API)
  • QMI_Server.dll (by ZTE)
  • SwiApiMux.exe - SwiApiMux (Sierra Wireless API MUX)
  • Cpuinf32.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • BigPond_CM.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E467D45E-4C7F-4F59-850D-FA79DF4008BE}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • BigPond_CM.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'BigPondWirelessBroadbandCM' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Telstra\BigPond Wireless Broadband 2.13.16\BigPond_CM.exe" -tsr.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • SwiApiMux.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Telstra\BigPond Wireless Broadband 2.13.16\SwiApiMux.exe'.

How do I remove BigPond Wireless Broadband?

Quickly and completely remove BigPond Wireless Broadband 2.13.16 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall BigPond Wireless Broadband 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 BigPond Wireless Broadband 2.13.16, 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 BigPond Wireless Broadband.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win 7 2%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows Vista 25.00%
Windows 10 20.45%
Windows XP 4.55%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.36%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 13.64%
Windows 10 Home 11.36%
Windows 7 Professional 11.36%
Windows Vista Business 9.09%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.55%

Distribution by countryGeography

86.67% of installs come from Australia
Which countries install it?
  Australia 86.67%
  United States 8.89%
  United Kingdom 2.22%
  New Zealand 2.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.08%
Toshiba 23.08%
ASUS 12.82%
Acer 12.82%
Dell 10.26%
GIGABYTE 5.13%
Samsung 5.13%
Sony 2.56%
Lenovo 2.56%
Intel 2.56%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 7.14%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro C85... 4.76%
TOSHIBA Satellite U840 2.38%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro C87... 2.38%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro A30... 2.38%
TOSHIBA Satellite P750 2.38%

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