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Should I remove Cricket Broadband Connect?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #32,407
United States Rank #17,541
Reach 0.0041%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 155.99 days
649.99 days >
Average installed length: 341.52 days


3.55 17.50%
1.33 82.50%

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Cricket Broadband Connect

What is Cricket Broadband Connect?  (from Avanquest Software)

Cricket Broadband offers USB and Wi-Fi Mobile Hotspot devices so you can keep your laptop, tablet, and any other compatible devices connected to the Internet on the go, anywhere with our nationwide coverage. Cricket Broadband provides affordable prepaid rate plans with generous data allowances so you can save money and...  Read more


Cricket Broadband Connect is a program developed by Avanquest Software. The most used version is 1.33, 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. 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 main program executable is mphonetools.exe. The software installer includes 40 files and is usually about 14.01 MB (14,687,883 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 97% of users of Cricket Broadband Connect come from the United States, it is also popular in UA and Mexico.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.avanquest.com
Help link: support.bvrp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Cricket Broadband Connect
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{6336C0CC-BA32-4949-9D3D-C86B76147CCA}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 14.01 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Cricket Broadband Connect

Program executable:mphonetools.exe
Name:Cricket Broadband Connect
Path:C:\Program Files\cricket broadband connect\mphonetools.exe
Additional files:
  • LiveUpdateClientTools.dll - Sistema de actualización en línea de Avanquest Software (Sistema de actualización en línea)
  • DelSetupMemC.exe - DelSetupMemC Application
  • Comm.dll - Mobile Phonetools (Communication API)
  • OpeIcons.dll - Icons Library
  • RasCnxMngr.dll - BVRP Software (Ras Connection Manager)
  • WinInetErrors.dll - WinInetErrors
  • Aboutn.dll - About (About Box)
  • bvrpctln.dll - MPT (Custom controls and utilities library)
  • NewUI.dll - New UI
  • hpe.dll - IElevator Class Container
  • AvqAutorun.exe - Daemon AutoRun Application
  • bvrpnac.dll (by BVRP Software) - BVRP Software BVRPNac (BVRPNac)
  • ModExch.dll (by BVRP Software) - BVRP Software ModExch (ModExch)
  • Prpgf2n.dll - PhoneTools Server (Graphic printing utility)
  • wfcomrc.dll - PhoneTools Suite (Modem Manager)
  • MngDriver.dll (by bvrp Software) - bvrp MngDriver (MngDriver)
  • Pbkres.dll - PhoneTools (Contact Phonebook)
  • PbkUser.dll - PbkUser (Module d'extraction)
  • ModemWiz.dll
  • WFP1N.dll - Transmission Software
  • wfp2n.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • mPhonetools.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F7DFC4B2-B9E8-4EDF-878F-5BCB3444276C}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • AvqAutorun.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name '{E9AE9B9A-A99F-AA8F-27E8-A8E99BAE8b85}' which loads as "C:\Program Files\U.S. Cellular Broadband Connect\AvqAutoRun.exe" "C:\Program Files\U.S. Cellular Broadband Connect\mphonetools.exe" /OnPlug=%s.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.96 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000056928%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000285%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000285%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,288
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:35 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Cricket Broadband Connect?

You can uninstall Cricket Broadband 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 Cricket Broadband 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 Cricket Broadband Connect.

Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win Vista 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.75%
Windows Vista 11.25%
Windows 10 6.25%
Windows XP 3.75%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 65.82%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.86%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.33%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.80%
Windows 7 Starter 2.53%
Windows 7 Professional 2.53%

Distribution by countryGeography

97.08% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 97.08%
  UA 1.46%
  Mexico 0.73%
  Philippines 0.73%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 41.56%
Dell 24.68%
Toshiba 15.58%
Acer 5.19%
Sony 3.90%
Lenovo 3.90%
ASUS 2.60%
Samsung 1.30%
American Megatrends 1.30%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L655 5.13%
TOSHIBA Satellite L455D 5.13%
HP G60 Notebook PC 5.13%
Dell Inspiron 1564 2.56%
Dell OptiPlex 745 ... 2.56%
HP G71 Notebook PC 2.56%

About (from Avanquest Software)

Avanquest Software is a world leading developer of personal and professional software, encompassing a large number of categories including Creativity and Learning software, Utilities and Multimedia, all featured with the latest cutting edge technology to provide a more secure and enjoyable experience to people looking for easy and affordable software solutions in everyday life.
Publisher URL: www.avanquest.com


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