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DIR-457 USB Modem

What is DIR-457 USB Modem?

This is the software driver and additional utilities required for managing and connecting the D-Link device to the computer. Uninstalling this driver may cause the hardware to stop functioning properly (only remove this package if you no longer have the networking device connected to your PC).


Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The software installer includes 8 files and is usually about 17.33 MB (18,173,908 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\D-Link\DIR-457 USB Modem
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{9E4D62F4-EB82-4F19-8602-1FB9DA503387}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 17.33 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by DIR-457 USB Modem

  • D-Link Mobile ConnMgr.exe - D-Link Mobile ConnMgr
  • Language.dll
  • DIR-457 Monitor.exe - DIR-457 Monitor
  • Monitor.dll - D-LinkMonitor
  • difxapi.dll (by Microsoft) - Driver Install Frameworks API (DIFxAPI) (Driver Install Frameworks for API library module)
  • GkInstaller.exe - GkInstal Application
  • LaunchMon.dll
  • msvcr80.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 (Microsoft® C Runtime Library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • DIR-457 Monitor.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DIR-457 Monitor' which loads as C:\Program Files\D-Link\DIR-457 USB Modem\DIR-457 Monitor.exe start.

How do I remove DIR-457 USB Modem?

You can uninstall DIR-457 USB Modem 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 DIR-457 USB Modem, 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 DIR-457 USB Modem.

Win 7 (SP1) 44%
Win XP 6%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows 10 27.78%
Windows XP 5.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.78%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.22%
Windows 7 Professional 16.67%
Windows 8.1 16.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.56%
Windows 10 Home Single La... 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.14% of installs come from Italy
Which countries install it?
  Italy 57.14%
  United States 19.05%
  Chile 4.76%
  Switzerland 4.76%
  Austria 4.76%
  Germany 4.76%
  Hungary 4.76%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.78%
Toshiba 16.67%
ASUS 16.67%
Acer 11.11%
Sony 5.56%
Samsung 5.56%
Lenovo 5.56%
Dell 5.56%
American Megatrends 5.56%
Common models
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Sony VPCF13M1E 5.88%
Samsung R530/R730 5.88%
Packard Bell EasyNote TK1... 5.88%

About D-Link

D-Link is a network adapter vendor and a designer, developer, and manufacturer of networking solutions.
Publisher URL: www.dlink.com


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