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Should I remove Dell Mobile Broadband Card Utility?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,266
United States Rank #9,276
Reach 0.0203%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.74 days
168.87 days >
Average installed length: 88.73 days


VersionDistribution 4.75% 0.25% 0.25% 1.75% 0.25% 1.25% 13.50% 5.75% 4.50% 0.75% 0.75% 4.75% 15.50% 5.25% 1.25% 6.50% 0.25% 1.75% 2.00% 3.25% 1.00% 3.25% 8.25% 0.25% 3.75% 6.75% 0.50% 1.50% 0.50%

Dell Mobile Broadband Card Utility

What is Dell Mobile Broadband Card Utility?  (from Novatel Wireless)

The Dell Mobile Broadband Card Utility and your mobile broadband card allow you to easily connect to the wireless Internet from your notebook computer. It provides easy-to-use applications for creating connection profiles, sending and receiving SMS messages, and diagnosing connection problems. The Dell Mobile Broadband...  Read more


Dell Mobile Broadband Card Utility is a software program developed by Novatel Wireless. The most common release is, 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. 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 primary executable is named systray.exe. The setup package generally installs about 54 files and is usually about 5.65 MB (5,927,993 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 72% of users of Dell Mobile Broadband Card Utility come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.dell.com/support/edocs/network/P108652/intro.htm
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dell\Dell Mobile Broadband\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{EF775EA3-7AA1-49F5-A900-DCDA50610E03}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 5.65 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Dell Mobile Broadband Card Utility

Program executable:systray.exe
Name:SysTray Application
SysTray MFC Application
Path:C:\Program Files\Dell\Dell Mobile Broadband\systray.exe
Additional files:
  • NwERIDL.exe - 1xEV-DO Card Merlin 620/720 ERI Downloader (Novatel Wireless ERI Downloader Application)
  • NwPRLDL.exe - 1xEV-DO Card Merlin 620 PRL Downloader (Novatel Wireless PRL Downloader Application)
  • dmbcu.exe - Dell Mobile Broadband Card Utility
  • SMSCodec.dll - SMSConverter Dynamic Link Library (SMSConverter DLL)
  • NetMonky.ocx - NetMonkey ActiveX Control Module (NVTL NetMonkey ActiveX Control Module)
  • Utility.ocx - Utilities ActiveX Control Module (NVTL Utilities ActiveX Control Module)
  • Nwt_Arch.dll - NwtArchive Dynamic Link Library (NwtArchive DLL)
  • Nwt_ed.dll - NWT_V620ed Dynamic Link Library (NWT_V620ed DLL)
  • WmcEV620.dll - Novatel Wireless EVDO V620 DLL
  • Menu.ocx - Menu ActiveX Control Module (NVTL Menu ActiveX Control Module)
  • InstDrv.exe - InstDrv Application
  • Phoenix.exe - Phoenix Application (NVTL Phoenix MFC Application)
  • LangDAN.dll - SMS Client (SMSClient Language DLL)
  • LangDEU.dll
  • LangESN.dll
  • LangFIN.dll
  • LangFRA.dll
  • LangFRC.dll
  • LangITA.dll
  • LangNLD.dll - SMSClient MFC Application
  • LangNOR.dll
  • LangSVE.dll
  • SMS.exe
  • PrflMngr.ocx (by NVTL) - ProfileManager ActiveX Control Module
  • QuickAccess.dll (by Smith Micro Software) - QuickAccess Dynamic Link Library (QuickAccess)
  • Blaze.ocx - Blaze ActiveX Control Module (NVTL Blaze ActiveX Control Module)
  • W32N55.dll (by Printing Communications Assoc., (PCAUSA)) - PCAUSA Rawether for Windows (Rawether NDIS API DLL (X86))
  • setupcfg.dll - Setup Dynamic Link Library (Setup DLL)
  • NDPST.exe - NDPST Application (NDPST MFC Application)
  • QuickAccessDial.dll (by Smith Micro Software) - VZAccess Manager (QuickAccessDial)
  • MLLauncher.exe
  • setupcfg.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • MLLauncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{88134F19-BB17-4A34-92F1-73967DDCC84E}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • dmbcu.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Dell Mobile Broadband Card Utility' and executes as C:\Program Files\dell\dell mobile broadband\dmbcu.exe /s -noshow -appmode.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • dmbcu.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Dell Mobile Broadband Card Utility' which loads as C:\Program Files\Dell\Dell Mobile Broadband\dmbcu.exe /s -noshow -AppMode.
  • systray.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'systray' which loads as C:\Program Files\Dell\Dell Mobile Broadband\systray.exe.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • MLLauncher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Dell\Dell Mobile Broadband\MLLauncher.exe'.
  • dmbcu.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Dell\Dell Mobile Broadband\dmbcu.exe'.

How do I remove Dell Mobile Broadband Card Utility?

You can uninstall Dell Mobile Broadband Card Utility 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 Dell Mobile Broadband Card Utility, 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 Dell Mobile Broadband Card Utility.

Win XP 38%
Win Vista 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 39.05%
Windows 7 29.85%
Windows Vista 26.37%
Windows 10 4.73%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 38.89%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 16.16%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.87%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.10%
Windows 7 Professional 5.30%
Windows Vista Business 4.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

72.41% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 72.41%
  Canada 2.99%
  United Kingdom 2.64%
  Germany 2.11%
  Poland 1.93%
  Brazil 1.41%
  Iran 1.23%
  Romania 1.23%
  Mexico 1.05%
  France 1.05%
  Spain 0.88%
  India 0.88%
  South Africa 0.88%
  Australia 0.53%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 96.48%
Acer 1.51%
Hewlett-Packard 1.01%
Sahara 0.75%
Lenovo 0.25%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1525 11.69%
Dell Latitude D630 8.57%
Dell Latitude D620 8.05%
Dell MM061 6.49%
Dell XPS M1530 5.97%
Dell XPS M1330 4.16%

About Novatel Wireless

Novatel Wireless provides wireless broadband access solutions for use in PCs and mobile devices and is known for its MiFi line of compact wireless routers.
Publisher URL: www.nvtl.com


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