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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #21,819
United States Rank #13,222
Reach 0.0094%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.02 days
502.11 days >
Average installed length: 263.82 days


1.4.0 49.45%
1.3.1 15.93%
1.3.0 3.30%
1.2.3 7.69%
1.2.1 5.49%
1.1.1 7.69%
1.0.4 10.44%

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Dell ControlPoint Connection Manager

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What is Dell ControlPoint Connection Manager?  (from Dell)

Dell ControlPoint is a proprietary tool that combines system configuration, connection, and security management functions into a single interface. This book focuses on the System Manager component, which uses industry-standard Microsoft® Windows Installer (MSI) technology to perform installations, upgrades, modificatio...  Read more


Dell ControlPoint Connection Manager is a program developed by Dell. The most used version is 1.4.0, 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. The software installer includes 68 files and is usually about 110.31 KB (112,957 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 80% of users of Dell ControlPoint Connection Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dell.com
Help link: support.dell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dell\Dell ControlPoint\Connection Manager\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{041F04B1-F985-44E8-A070-C3EB1A39369F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 110.31 KB

Program filesFiles installed by Dell ControlPoint Connection Manager

  • Interop.MENULib.dll - Assembly imported from type library 'MENULib'.
  • NWT_EVDO.dll (by Sprint Spectrum) - OSCM2Vision_hiNovatelEVDO Dynamic Link Library (OSCM2Vision_hiNovatelEVDO DLL)
  • NWERIDL.exe (by Novatel Wireless) - 1xEV-DO Card Merlin 620/720 ERI Downloader (Novatel Wireless ERI Downloader Application)
  • NWPRLDL.exe (by Novatel Wireless) - 1xEV-DO Card Merlin 620 PRL Downloader (Novatel Wireless PRL Downloader Application)
  • SmithMicro.Interop.dll (by Smith Micro Software) - SmithMicro.Interop Dynamic Link Library
  • SMApplication.dll (by Smith Micro Software) - SMApplication Dynamic Link Library
  • Dell.SharedUI.dll - Dell Universal Connection Manager (Dell.SharedUI)
  • Dell.UCM.Console.exe - Dell.UCM.Console
  • Dell.UCM.exe - Dell.UCM
  • SmithMicro.Application.dll - SmithMicro.Application
  • SmithMicro.AsyncOperations.dll - SmithMicro.AsyncOperations
  • SmithMicro.Common.dll - SmithMicro.Common
  • SmithMicro.Controls.dll - SmithMicro.Controls
  • SmithMicro.Message.dll - SmithMicro.Message
  • SmithMicro.VpnController.dll - SmithMicro.VpnController
  • nwLogDLL.dll (by Sprint Spectrum, L.L.P) - DebugLogDLL Dynamic Link Library (DebugLogDLL DLL)
  • QuickAccess.dll - QuickAccess Dynamic Link Library (QuickAccess)
  • QuickAccess.exe - Mobile Broadband Self Activation
  • SMManager.exe - Smith Micro Connectivity Manager (SMManager Application)
  • MaaaClient.dll (by PCTEL) - MaaaClient Dynamic Link Library (MaaaApi)
  • Nwt_Arch.dll (by Novatel Wireless, Inc) - NwtArchive Dynamic Link Library (NwtArchive DLL)
  • NWT_ed.dll - NWT_V620ed Dynamic Link Library (NWT_V620ed DLL)
  • CVUsrIfc.dll (by Broadcom) - Broadcom CV Host Component 1.0 (CV User Interface)
  • DellInstallUtilities.dll - DellInst Dynamic Link Library
  • SMCommon.dll - SMCommon Dynamic Link Library
  • SMConfig.dll - SMConfig Dynamic Link Library (SMConfig DLL)
  • SMConfiguration.dll
  • SMDevices.dll - SMDevice Dynamic Link Library
  • GenUtil.dll - GenUtil Dynamic Link Library (GenUtil DLL)
  • PoundPoundMenu.exe (by Smith Micro) - PoundPoundMenu.Properties (PoundPoundMenu)
  • NWT_If.exe (by Sprint) - NWT_S620If Application (NWT_S620If MFC Application)
  • SM80211Lib.dll
  • SMB1XLib.dll
  • SMI1XLib.dll
  • SMActivationManager.dll - SMActivationManager
  • btwapi.dll (by Broadcom) - Bluetooth Software (WBTApi DLL)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • SMManager.exe runs as a service named 'Smith Micro Connection Manager Service' (SMManager) "SMManager for Dell UCM XP".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Dell.UCM.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'DellConnectionManager' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Dell\Dell ControlPoint\Connection Manager\Dell.UCM.exe".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:30.8 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0015511456%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00129037%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00026077%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,932,064
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:34.37 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:5.56 KB
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Dell ControlPoint Connection Manager?

Quickly and completely remove Dell ControlPoint Connection Manager from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Dell ControlPoint 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Dell ControlPoint Connection Manager, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Dell ControlPoint Connection Manager.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.95%
Windows Vista 24.73%
Windows XP 18.13%
Windows 10 2.20%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 48.35%
Windows Vista Business 19.23%
Microsoft Windows XP 18.13%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.49%
Windows Vista Home Basic 4.40%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 1.10%

Distribution by countryGeography

79.64% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 79.64%
  United Kingdom 5.71%
  Australia 1.07%
  Canada 1.07%
  Singapore 0.71%
  Iran 0.71%
  Germany 0.71%
  Czech Republic 0.71%
  Ireland 0.71%
  Turkey 0.71%
  Egypt 0.71%
  Poland 0.71%
  Malaysia 0.71%
  MK 0.36%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 98.90%
ASUS 0.55%
Acer 0.55%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6400 27.78%
Dell Latitude E5500 19.44%
Dell Latitude E6500 14.44%
Dell Latitude E4300 7.78%
Dell Latitude E5400 6.67%
Dell Precision M6400 3.33%

About Dell

Dell manufactures, sells and supports computers and related products and services.
Publisher URL: www.dell.com


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