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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,541
United States Rank #9,827
Reach 0.0158%


VersionDistribution 1.31%
2.01.18 0.33% 0.98% 62.75%
2.01.07 0.33% 10.46% 7.52% 0.33% 0.65% 9.48%
2.00.25 0.33%
2.00.16 0.33% 0.33%
2.00.09a.10 0.65%
2.00.08e.10 2.94% 1.31%

Mobile Broadband Drivers

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What is Mobile Broadband Drivers?

This is the software driver package for the installed Ericsson Mobile Broadband device. The driver package is required in order for the Ericsson Mobile Broadband device to function properly and is the software that allows your computer to communicate with this hardware device.


The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 software installer includes 119 files and is usually about 2.79 MB (2,921,423 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nvtl.com
Help link: www.nvtl.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Novatel Wireless\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{44AFDB86-1509-4CDC-9B2E-1C73B2DEE5F0}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.79 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Mobile Broadband Drivers

  • NWERIDownloadSprint.exe - 1xEV-DO Card Merlin 620/720 ERI Downloader (Novatel Wireless ERI Downloader Application)
  • NWPRLDownloadSprint.exe - 1xEV-DO Device PRL Downloader (60711) (Novatel Wireless PRL Downloader Application)
  • MobiLink.exe - MobiLink Network Connection Manager
  • NDISUtil.dll - Novatel Wireless EVDO NDIS Utility (EVDO NDIS Utility Dll)
  • OSCM2_Res001.dll - OSCM2_Res001 Dynamic Link Library (English [USA] Resources for the Sprint Mobile Broadband Connection Manager v3.0)
  • SMSCodec.dll - SMSConverter Dynamic Link Library (SMSConverter DLL)
  • NetMonky.ocx - NetMonkey ActiveX Control Module (NVTL NetMonkey ActiveX Control Module)
  • NvtlDriver.exe - Mobile Broadband Generic Drivers (Setup Launcher)
  • Utility.ocx - Utilities ActiveX Control Module (NVTL Utilities ActiveX Control Module)
  • Hotspots.ocx - Hotspots ActiveX Control Module (NVTL Hotspots ActiveX Control Module)
  • NWT_V620ed.dll - NWT_V620ed Dynamic Link Library (NWT_V620ed DLL)
  • NwtArchive.dll - NwtArchive Dynamic Link Library (NwtArchive DLL)
  • DebugLog.dll - DebugLog Dynamic Link Library
  • InstCfg.dll - Novatel Wireless Inc. InstCfg (InstCfg)
  • MobiLink3.exe - MobiLink3 Connection Manager
  • Menu.ocx - Menu ActiveX Control Module (NVTL Menu ActiveX Control Module)
  • SetupHelper32.exe - SetupHelperExe Application
  • SetupHelper64.exe
  • NvtlSdk.dll - Novacore SDK NvtlSdk (Novacore SDK Core module)
  • Proc_Serv_Start_Stop.exe - Proc_Serv_Start_Stop (Proc_Serv_Start_Stop Utility)
  • Phoenix.exe - Phoenix Application (NVTL Phoenix MFC Application)
  • NWHelper_001.exe - NWHelper Module
  • NWSoftwareDownloadSprintES620.exe - FUU Application (FUU MFC Application)
  • LangCHS.dll - SMS Client (SMSClient Language DLL)
  • LangCHT.dll
  • LangCZH.dll
  • LangDAN.dll
  • LangDEU.dll
  • LangELL.dll
  • LangESB.dll
  • LangESN.dll
  • LangFIN.dll
  • LangFRA.dll
  • LangHUN.dll
  • LangITA.dll
  • LangJPN.dll
  • LangNLD.dll
  • LangNOR.dll
  • LangPLK.dll
  • LangPTB.dll
  • LangPTE.dll
  • LangRUS.dll
  • LangSVE.dll
  • SMS.exe - SMSClient MFC Application
  • NWSoftwareDownloadSprintS720.exe - S700-Test
  • NWSoftwareDownloadSprintS620.exe - S620
  • NWSoftwareDownloadSprintU727.exe - S727

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • MobiLink3.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CD0B65BB-A02D-4C38-97AE-8F8DD80B349F}' (runs on registration).
  • NWHelper_001.exe runs as a service named 'Novatel Wireless Verizon Device Helper' (NWVZHelper).
Startup File (User Run)
  • MobiLink3.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'MobiLink3' and executes as C:\Program Files\Novatel Wireless\MobiLink3\MobiLink3.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • MobiLink3.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Novatel Wireless\Virgin Mobile\MobiLink3.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:14.45 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003144950%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00008797%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00022653%
0.015104% average
Memory:1.45 MB
Total CPU:0.0010212924%
Kernel CPU:0.00037455%
User CPU:0.00064674%
CPU cycles/sec:377

How do I remove Mobile Broadband Drivers?

Quickly and completely remove Mobile Broadband Drivers from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Mobile Broadband Drivers 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 Mobile Broadband Drivers, 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 Mobile Broadband Drivers.

Win 7 (SP1) 40%
Win XP 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 42.81%
Windows 7 40.85%
Windows XP 13.07%
Windows 10 3.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 32.11%
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.76%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.37%
Windows Vista Business 9.03%
Windows 7 Professional 6.02%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.56%
  Germany 4.75%
  United Kingdom 3.89%
  UA 2.16%
  Spain 1.73%
  Hong Kong 0.86%
  Iran 0.86%
  France 0.65%
  Canada 0.65%
  Australia 0.43%
  Mexico 0.43%
  Poland 0.43%
  Republic Of Moldova 0.22%
  Philippines 0.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.60%
Dell 26.46%
Sony 15.25%
Toshiba 14.80%
Acer 7.17%
ASUS 1.35%
Sahara 1.35%
American Megatrends 0.90%
Lenovo 0.90%
Medion 0.90%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebo... 4.94%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 3.09%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.09%
HP Pavilion dv6500 Notebo... 3.09%
Dell Inspiron 1525 3.09%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.09%

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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