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Should I remove Mobile Broadband Generic Drivers?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #4,466
United States Rank #2,419
Reach 0.1181%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.73 days
759.16 days >
Average installed length: 398.88 days


VersionDistribution 1.98% 1.29% 0.52% 3.39% 0.69% 5.54% 0.17% 1.68% 1.50% 3.39% 0.13% 23.20% 0.13% 0.43% 4.42% 0.21% 0.95% 0.04% 9.88% 4.77% 1.20% 2.84% 17.87% 0.30% 8.81% 0.26% 0.26% 1.03% 0.26% 1.12% 0.69% 0.21% 0.86%

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Mobile Broadband Generic Drivers

What is Mobile Broadband Generic 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 installer includes 154 files and is usually about 2.31 MB (2,419,806 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nvtl.com
Help link: www.nvtl.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Novatel Wireless\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{DDE34257-E4E5-49CB-BE92-337DE7C90345}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 2.31 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Mobile Broadband Generic 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
  • MobiLink3.exe - MobiLink3 Connection Manager
  • Menu.ocx - Menu ActiveX Control Module (NVTL Menu ActiveX Control Module)
  • SetupHelper32.exe - SetupHelperExe Application
  • SetupHelper64.exe
  • VZWMSConfig.exe - VZW Config Utility Service
  • 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.exe - NWHelper Module
  • NWHelper_001.exe
  • Lite.exe - Mobilink Lite
  • LangARA.dll
  • LangCHS.dll - 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 (FUU MFC Application)
  • NWSoftwareDownloadSprintES620.exe - ES620
  • NWSoftwareDownloadSprintS620.exe - S620
  • NWSoftwareDownloadSprintU727.exe - S727

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • MobiLink3.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{A368F3AC-FA34-4E3F-8017-3590FC969345}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • MobiLink3.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named MobiLink3 (2).
3 Services
  • VZWMSConfig.exe runs as a service named 'VZW Config Service' (VZWConfigService) "VZW Config Utility Service".
  • NWHelper.exe runs as a service named 'Novatel Wireless Device Helper' (NWHelper).
  • NWHelper_001.exe runs as a service named 'Novatel Wireless Verizon Device Helper' (NWVZHelper).
2 Startup Files (User Run)
  • Lite.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'MobiLink Lite' and executes as C:\Program Files\Novatel Wireless\MobiLink\Lite.exe.
  • 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.

How do I remove Mobile Broadband Generic Drivers?

You can uninstall Mobile Broadband Generic 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Mobile Broadband Generic Drivers, 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 Mobile Broadband Generic Drivers.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? 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 63.16%
Windows Vista 16.79%
Windows 10 11.03%
Windows XP 9.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.82%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.74%
Windows 7 Professional 11.23%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.76%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.64%
Windows 10 Home 3.94%

Distribution by countryGeography

83.70% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.70%
  Canada 7.12%
  Spain 1.81%
  UA 1.36%
  Germany 1.17%
  United Kingdom 0.50%
  Poland 0.50%
  Mexico 0.31%
  Saudi Arabia 0.28%
  Thailand 0.22%
  France 0.19%
  Israel 0.19%
  Venezuela 0.17%
  Iran 0.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.89%
Dell 27.00%
Toshiba 14.32%
Acer 12.74%
ASUS 4.90%
Lenovo 1.75%
Samsung 1.52%
Sahara 1.24%
American Megatrends 0.51%
Intel 0.45%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 7.89%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.34%
HP G60 Notebook PC 4.16%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.83%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.63%
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 2.30%

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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