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Should I remove CLEAR Connection Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,739
United States Rank #7,055
Reach 0.0192%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 79.86 days
959.77 days >
Average installed length: 504.29 days


2.01.0071.0 21.69%
2.01.0047.0 4.23%
2.00.0094.0 14.02%
2.00.0079.0 2.65%
2.00.0053.0 0.26%
2.00.0043.0 27.78%
1.05.0035.0 24.60%
1.05.0019.0 2.91%
1.04.0067.0 0.26%
1.01.0054.0 1.59%

CLEAR Connection Manager


CLEAR Connection Manager is a program developed by Clearwire. The most used version is 2.00.0043.0, 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. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 ClearwireCM.exe. The software installer includes 83 files and is usually about 35.01 MB (36,710,936 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 99% of users of CLEAR Connection Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in LY and Mexico.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.clear.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Clearwire\Connection Manager\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{781337AB-FB90-466A-B06A-46F112C95D54}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 35.01 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by CLEAR Connection Manager

Program executable:ClearwireCM.exe
Name:Clearwire Connection Manager
Path:C:\Program Files\Clearwire\Connection Manager\ClearwireCM.exe
Additional files:
  • ClearwireCM.exe - Clearwire Connection Manager (Clearwire Connection Manager)
  • NwtGatewayDLL.dll - NwtGatewayDLL Dynamic Link Library (NwtGatewayDLL DLL)
  • OutlookViewer.dll - OutlookViewer Dynamic Link Library (OutlookViewer DLL)
  • MaaaClient.dll (by PCTEL) - MaaaClient Dynamic Link Library (MaaaApi)
  • EapTlsUi.dll (by Smith Micro Software) - EapTlsUi Dynamic Link Library
  • libxvi010.dll - BeceemWi Dynamic Link Library
  • libxvi010_leg.dll
  • EapChap.dll (by Smith Micro Software) - EapChap Dynamic Link Library
  • loader.dll (by Novatel Wireless) - Novatel Wireless Inc. Loader (Loader)
  • EapTls.dll - EapTls Dynamic Link Library
  • HimMng.dll - HimMng Dynamic Link Library
  • Leap.dll - Leap Dynamic Link Library
  • Eap.dll - Eap Dynamic Link Library
  • Pac.dll - Pac Dynamic Link Library
  • ApplicationRestart.exe
  • DeviceInstaller.dll
  • FullPermiss.exe - FullPerm Application
  • CustomDiagDisplay.dll (by SmithMicro) - CustomDiagDisplay
  • OemDriverManager64.exe (by John Schoen) - OemDriverManager (Engineering utility for managing drivers.)
  • FirmwareLauncher.exe (by SmithMicro) - Update Launcher
  • FeatureMan.dll - FeatureManager
  • PanelFrmwrk.dll - PanelFrameWork
  • ExtendedTools.dll - ExtendedTools
  • InstallModem.exe - Device Wizard
  • Acceleration.dll - Acceleration
  • fw6085DLL.dll (by C-motech Co.,Ltd) - C-motech API
  • Diagnostic.dll - Diagnostics
  • EngineeringDiagnostics.dll - Spr WWAN UI (Sprint WWAN User Interface)
  • FileManager.dll - FileManager
  • MiniBrowser.dll - Minibrowser (SmithMicro Inc. MiniBrowser Component)
  • ConAppsSvc.exe - ConAppsSvc
  • NdisHelper.dll - NdisHelper
  • DevWizHlp.dll - DevWizHlp
  • fwudoNDIS.dll (by C-motech Co.,Ltd) - fwudoNDIS (QMI)
  • AuthImpl.dll - AuthImpl
  • Ethernet.dll - Ethernet
  • EventMan.dll - EventMan
  • Firewall.dll - Firewall
  • Installm.exe - IPDETECT (IPDETECT MFC Application)
  • ConApps.dll - ConApps
  • Gprs.dll - WLAN UI (WWAN User Interface)
  • clearwireDeviceDiagnosticsService.exe
  • DeviceLaunchSvc.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • ClearwireCM.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{7DEB1B6B-EE3E-42CE-B6AC-89F808180A04}' (runs on registration).
3 Services
  • DeviceLaunchSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Clearwire Device Launch Service' (SMSI Device Launch Service).
  • ConAppsSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Clearwire Con App Svc' (CACLEARWIRE).
  • clearwireDeviceDiagnosticsService.exe runs as a service named 'Clearwire Device Diagnostics Service' (clearwireDeviceDiagnosticsService) "Clearwire Device Diagnostics Service".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ClearwireCM.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Clearwire Connection Manager' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Clearwire\Connection Manager\ClearwireCM.exe" -a.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • ClearwireCM.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Clearwire\Connection Manager\ClearwireCM.exe'.
  • ApplicationRestart.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Clearwire\Connection Manager\ApplicationRestart.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:91.57 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0005927490%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00024499%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00034775%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:40,707,760
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:532.69 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:53.35 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:2.03 MB
Total CPU:0.0001444646%
Kernel CPU:0.00011594%
User CPU:0.00002852%
CPU cycles/sec:50,184
I/O reads/min:34 Bytes
Memory:3.3 MB
Total CPU:0.0005153756%
Kernel CPU:0.00023535%
User CPU:0.00028003%
CPU cycles/sec:8,675
I/O reads/min:429 Bytes

How do I remove CLEAR Connection Manager?

You can uninstall CLEAR 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 CLEAR 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 CLEAR Connection Manager.

Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.28%
Windows 10 10.85%
Windows Vista 10.85%
Windows XP 5.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 52.16%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.92%
Windows 7 Professional 8.92%
Windows 8.1 4.86%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.32%

Distribution by countryGeography

98.61% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 98.61%
  LY 0.46%
  Mexico 0.31%
  Israel 0.15%
  Canada 0.15%
  Spain 0.15%
  Sweden 0.15%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.55%
Dell 21.48%
Acer 16.44%
Toshiba 16.44%
ASUS 4.36%
Samsung 3.36%
Lenovo 2.35%
Intel 1.01%
Sony 0.67%
Common models
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.81%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.33%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.37%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 2.88%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 2.88%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.40%


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