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Should I remove Dell Mobile Broadband Utility?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,433
United States Rank #9,670
Reach 0.0226%


VersionDistribution 1.35% 7.85% 0.45% 0.45% 7.40% 0.90% 0.22% 0.45% 8.07% 11.88% 9.64% 46.19% 4.26% 0.90%

Dell Mobile Broadband Utility


Dell Mobile Broadband Utility is a software program developed by Novatel Wireless. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. 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 setup package generally installs about 31 files and is usually about 19.4 MB (20,346,385 bytes). The program is built using the Nokia Qt cross-platforms native C++ framework. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 64% of users of Dell Mobile Broadband Utility come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and India.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nvtl.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Novatel Wireless\MobiLink3\
Uninstaller: Msiexec.exe /i{CCDF8E78-6102-470A-BBE4-9AF13694C716}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 19.4 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Dell Mobile Broadband Utility

  • Utility.ocx - Utilities ActiveX Control Module (NVTL Utilities ActiveX Control Module)
  • DebugLog.dll - DebugLog Dynamic Link Library
  • MobiLink3.exe - MobiLink3 Connection Manager
  • Menu.ocx - Menu ActiveX Control Module (NVTL Menu ActiveX Control Module)
  • NvtlSdk.dll - Novacore SDK NvtlSdk (Novacore SDK Core module)
  • GobiConnectionMgmt.dll - DMBU Gobi 3000 (Gobi 3000 Connection Management API)
  • GobiDiagnostics.dll - Gobi 3000 Diagnostics Interface
  • SMS.exe - SMS Client (SMSClient MFC Application)
  • NvtlEnc.dll - Novacore SDK Sms Encoding Module
  • NvtlFile.dll - Novacore SDK File Manager Module
  • MaaaClient.dll (by PCTEL) - MaaaClient Dynamic Link Library (MaaaApi)
  • NvtlDiag.dll - Novacore SDK Diagnostics Module
  • NvtlActv.dll - Novacore SDK Activation Module
  • NvtlConn.dll - Novacore SDK Connection 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)
  • NvtlGobi.dll - Novacore SDK Gobi Module
  • NvtlGps.dll - Novacore SDK Gps Module
  • NDPST.exe - NDPST Application (NDPST MFC Application)
  • VZUsage.exe (by Smith Micro Software) - VZUsage Module
  • QtCore4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies)) - Qt4 (C++ application development framework.)
  • QtGui4.dll (by Nokia and/or its subsidiary(-ies))
  • QtNetwork4.dll
  • QtXml4.dll
  • QtXmlPatterns4.dll
  • setupcfg.exe
  • ZipArchive.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • MobiLink3.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{6F656687-6FB6-409D-9E2C-B5338BB9541D}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • MobiLink3.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'MobiLink 3' and executes as C:\Program Files\Novatel Wireless\MobiLink3\MobiLink3.exe.

How do I remove Dell Mobile Broadband Utility?

You can uninstall Dell Mobile Broadband 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 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 Utility.

Win 7 (SP1) 79%
Win XP 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 85.43%
Windows 10 11.88%
Windows XP 2.47%
Windows Vista 0.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 31.76%
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.95%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.37%
Windows 10 Pro 4.50%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.38%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.48%

Distribution by countryGeography

63.74% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 63.74%
  Germany 4.64%
  India 3.64%
  Canada 2.98%
  United Kingdom 2.98%
  Iran 1.99%
  Australia 1.49%
  France 1.32%
  Netherlands 1.32%
  Brazil 1.32%
  Italy 1.16%
  South Africa 1.16%
  Sweden 0.99%
  Spain 0.99%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 87.33%
Alienware 9.28%
Hewlett-Packard 1.36%
Acer 0.90%
ASUS 0.45%
Toshiba 0.45%
Lenovo 0.23%
Common models
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 20.09%
Dell Latitude E6420 5.64%
Alienware M14xR1 5.19%
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 4.74%
Dell Latitude E6410 4.51%
Dell Studio 1749 3.61%

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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