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What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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2.01.7049.0 85.71%
2.01.7047.0 14.29%

NetZero Connection Manager


NetZero Connection Manager is a program developed by Clearwire. The most used version is 2.01.7049.0, 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 43 files and is usually about 34.89 MB (36,589,959 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.netzerowireless.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Connection Manager\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{C1188DA6-FA18-41BA-83F9-03BE39FE8219}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 34.89 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by NetZero Connection Manager

  • ClearwireCM.exe - Connection Manager
  • NwtGatewayDLL.dll - NwtGatewayDLL Dynamic Link Library (NwtGatewayDLL DLL)
  • minib.dll (by SmithMicro) - Minibrowser Dynamic Link Library (Minib)
  • MaaaClient.dll (by PCTEL) - MaaaClient Dynamic Link Library (MaaaApi)
  • EapTlsUi.dll (by Smith Micro Software) - EapTlsUi Dynamic Link Library
  • libxvi010.dll - BeceemWi Dynamic Link Library
  • libxvi010_leg.dll
  • Maaa.dll (by SmithMicro) - SmithMicro Service Activation (3G device activation)
  • EapChap.dll (by Smith Micro Software) - EapChap Dynamic Link Library
  • loader.dll (by Novatel Wireless) - Novatel Wireless Inc. Loader (Loader)
  • EapTls.dll - EapTls Dynamic Link Library
  • HimMng.dll - HimMng Dynamic Link Library
  • Leap.dll - Leap Dynamic Link Library
  • Eap.dll - Eap Dynamic Link Library
  • DualModeInterface.dll
  • FullPermiss.exe - FullPerm Application
  • ApplicationRestart.exe - ApplicationRestart
  • CustomDiagDisplay.dll - CustomDiagDisplay
  • DeviceInstaller.dll (by Smith Micro) - Device Installer
  • FirmwareLauncher.exe - Update Launcher
  • FeatureMan.dll - FeatureManager
  • ExtendedTools.dll - ExtendedTools
  • InstallModem.exe - Device Wizard
  • Acceleration.dll - Acceleration
  • fw6085DLL.dll (by C-motech Co.,Ltd) - C-motech API
  • Diagnostic.dll - Diagnostics
  • EngineeringDiagnostics.dll - Spr WWAN UI (Sprint WWAN User Interface)
  • FileManager.dll - FileManager
  • MiniBrowser.dll - Minibrowser (SmithMicro Inc. MiniBrowser Component)
  • ConAppsSvc.exe - ConAppsSvc
  • NdisHelper.dll - NdisHelper
  • DevWizHlp.dll - DevWizHlp
  • fwudoNDIS.dll (by C-motech Co.,Ltd) - fwudoNDIS (QMI)
  • AuthImpl.dll - AuthImpl
  • Ethernet.dll - Ethernet
  • EventMan.dll - EventMan
  • Firewall.dll - Firewall
  • Installm.exe - IPDETECT (IPDETECT MFC Application)
  • ConApps.dll - ConApps
  • Gprs.dll - WLAN UI (WWAN User Interface)
  • clearwireDeviceDiagnosticsService.exe
  • DeviceLaunchSvc.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Services
  • DeviceLaunchSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Clearwire Device Launch Service' (SMSI Device Launch Service).
  • ConAppsSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Clearwire Con App Svc' (CACLEARWIRE).
  • clearwireDeviceDiagnosticsService.exe runs as a service named 'Clearwire Device Diagnostics Service' (clearwireDeviceDiagnosticsService) "Clearwire Device Diagnostics Service".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ClearwireCM.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Clearwire Connection Manager' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Connection Manager\ClearwireCM.exe" -a.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.03 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001444646%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00011594%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002852%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:50,184
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:34 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove NetZero Connection Manager?

You can uninstall NetZero 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program NetZero Connection Manager, 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 NetZero Connection Manager.

Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win 10 7%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.43%
Windows XP 14.29%
Windows Vista 7.14%
Windows 10 7.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.00%
Windows 7 Starter 21.43%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.29%
Windows Vista Ultimate 7.14%
Windows 10 Home 7.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.43%
Dell 21.43%
Toshiba 21.43%
Acer 14.29%
Samsung 7.14%
Lenovo 7.14%
ASUS 7.14%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 14.29%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 7.14%
Samsung QX311/QX411/QX412... 7.14%
LENOVO 765902U 7.14%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.14%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 7.14%


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