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Should I remove Connect2Net?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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1.3.409.1 40.00%
1.3.402.1 60.00%



Connect2Net is a software program developed by Infinity Wireless. The most common release is 1.3.402.1, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 42 files and is usually about 32.22 MB (33,785,453 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 and Windows Vista (SP1). While about 50% of users of Connect2Net come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Philippines.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Infinity Wireless\Connect2Net\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{1A43445D-7B63-4DFE-B833-D6A2522C0B99}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 32.22 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Connect2Net

  • Connect2Net.exe - Connect2Net
  • meflash.dll (by Ericsson AB) - Mobile Equipment Flash USB C API
  • rim_serial.dll (by Research in Motion Ltd) - RIM Virtual Serial Library (rim_serial_sm.dll)
  • SwiCardDetectX.dll (by Sierra Wireless) - Card Detection Library
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • SwiApiInterfaceX.dll (by Sierra Wireless) - SwiApiInterface (Sierra Wireless API)
  • SwiApiMuxX.exe - SwiApiMux (Sierra Wireless API MUX)
  • AdminHelper.exe
  • ComCore.dll
  • CommonPims.dll
  • Connect2Net_AppStart.exe
  • ConnectHelper.exe
  • Connection.dll
  • Contacts.dll
  • Data.dll
  • DB.dll
  • Device.dll
  • Diagnostic.dll
  • DiagnosticHelper.exe
  • Discovery.dll
  • DriveDetector.dll
  • Encoding.dll
  • GNSS.dll
  • HotSpotsLocationLib.dll
  • HuaweiAPIHelper.dll
  • LiveUpdateLib.dll
  • MobileHotspot.dll
  • NAPLib.dll
  • pcre3.dll
  • Preferences.dll
  • RimAPIHelper.dll
  • SIMOTA.dll
  • SmartConnect.dll
  • Sms.dll
  • System.dll
  • Toolkit.dll
  • UIToolkit.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • AdminHelper.exe runs as a service named 'AdminHelper.exe' (AdminHelper.exe) "Connect2Net dependency. Needed by Mobile HotSpot feature.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • Connect2Net.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Connect2Net.exe' and executes as C:\Program Files\Infinity Wireless\Connect2Net\Connect2Net.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Connect2Net_AppStart.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Connect2Net_AppStart.exe' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Infinity Wireless\Connect2Net\Connect2Net_AppStart.exe" "1".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • SwiApiMuxX.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\AT&T\AT&T Communication Manager\SwiApiMuxX.exe'.

How do I remove Connect2Net?

You can uninstall Connect2Net 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 Connect2Net, 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 Connect2Net.

Win 7 40%
Win 10 20%
Automatically starts? 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 60.00%
Windows Vista 20.00%
Windows 10 20.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 20.00%
Windows 7 Starter 20.00%
Windows 10 Pro 20.00%
Windows Seven Black Editi... 20.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.00%
  United Kingdom 30.00%
  Philippines 10.00%
  Germany 10.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 50.00%
Toshiba 25.00%
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Common models
Toshiba NB500 20.00%
Apple Inc. MacBookPro4,1 20.00%
Acer Aspire M3200 20.00%
Acer Aspire 5535 20.00%


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