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Should I remove Broadband2Go?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,953
United States Rank #6,934
Reach 0.0211%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 27.13 days
800.21 days >
Average installed length: 420.45 days


VersionDistribution 4.33% 42.55% 46.63% 5.29% 1.20%


What is Broadband2Go?  (from Novatel Wireless)

Fast, easy and cost-effective mobile Internet access for the occasional user. Great for travelers who don’t need mobile Internet access every month or who want the flexibility to turn their service on and off.


Broadband2Go is a program developed by Novatel Wireless. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 software installer includes 21 files and is usually about 20.71 MB (21,716,128 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 95% of users of Broadband2Go come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and UA.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Novatel Wireless\Virgin Mobile\
Uninstaller: Msiexec.exe /i{AD490E91-3DE9-483A-9770-E26163701209}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 20.71 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Broadband2Go

  • Utility.ocx - Utilities ActiveX Control Module (NVTL Utilities ActiveX Control Module)
  • DebugLog.dll - DebugLog Dynamic Link Library
  • MobiLink3.exe - MobiLink3 Connection Manager
  • Menu.ocx - Menu ActiveX Control Module (NVTL Menu ActiveX Control Module)
  • NvtlSdk.dll - Novacore SDK NvtlSdk (Novacore SDK Core module)
  • NvtlEnc.dll - Novacore SDK Sms Encoding Module
  • NvtlFile.dll - Novacore SDK File Manager Module
  • NvtlDiag.dll - Novacore SDK Diagnostics Module
  • NvtlActv.dll - Novacore SDK Activation Module
  • NvtlConn.dll - Novacore SDK Connection Module
  • NvtlGps.dll - Novacore SDK Gps Module

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • MobiLink3.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{67BDCA91-5487-4CD4-9E8E-0EF8794B2EB4}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • MobiLink3.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'MobiLink3' and executes as C:\Program Files\Novatel Wireless\Virgin Mobile\MobiLink3.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • MobiLink3.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Novatel Wireless\Virgin Mobile\MobiLink3.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:14.45 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003144950%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00008797%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00022653%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Broadband2Go?

You can uninstall Broadband2Go 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 Broadband2Go, 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 Broadband2Go.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win Vista 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows Vista 14.63%
Windows 10 13.43%
Windows XP 5.28%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 56.69%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.71%
Windows 7 Professional 5.60%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.62%
Windows 10 Home 4.62%
Windows 8 2.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

94.78% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 94.78%
  Canada 0.87%
  UA 0.73%
  South Africa 0.58%
  Russia 0.44%
  Philippines 0.44%
  Israel 0.29%
  Netherlands 0.29%
  Germany 0.29%
  United Kingdom 0.29%
  Singapore 0.15%
  Brazil 0.15%
  Mexico 0.15%
  Kuwait 0.15%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.72%
Dell 23.28%
Toshiba 19.40%
Acer 13.43%
ASUS 4.48%
Lenovo 1.19%
Sony 0.90%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.39%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.56%
Dell Inspiron 1525 3.32%
HP G62 Notebook PC 3.32%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.90%
HP G72 Notebook PC 2.49%

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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