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Should I remove Optus Mobile Broadband?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,753
United States Rank #32,670
Reach 0.0247%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 260.16 days
987.38 days >
Average installed length: 518.79 days


VersionDistribution 0.62% 0.41% 13.79% 6.58% 20.37% 0.62% 3.91% 21.81% 2.47% 7.82% 0.62%
11.300.05.18.74 20.99%

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Optus Mobile Broadband


Optus Mobile Broadband is a program developed by Huawei Technologies Co.,Ltd. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is optus mobile broadband.exe. The software installer includes 77 files and is usually about 77.47 MB (81,237,525 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 87% of users of Optus Mobile Broadband come from Australia, it is also popular in the United States and Hong Kong.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.huawei.com
Help link: mobile.huawei.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\optus mobile broadband
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Optus Mobile Broadband\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 77.47 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Optus Mobile Broadband

Program executable:optus mobile broadband.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\optus mobile broadband\optus mobile broadband.exe
Additional files:
  • FindDevice.exe - Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. DataCard_Setup (FindDevice)
  • FindDevice64.exe
  • LiveUpdateInterface.dll
  • AddrBookPlugin.dll - Address Book Plugin
  • AddrBookUIPlugin.dll
  • CryptPlugin.dll - Crypt Plugin
  • mcciwin32.dll
  • NetInfoUIExPlugin.dll
  • AboutPlugin.dll
  • CallLogUIPlugin.dll
  • CallUIPlugin.dll
  • CBSSettingPlugin.dll
  • DiagnosisPlugin.dll
  • DialupUIPlugin.dll
  • LayoutPlugin.dll
  • MenuMgrPlugin.dll
  • NDISPlugin.dll
  • NetConnectPlugin.dll
  • NetInfoRecordUIPlugin.dll
  • NetSettingPlugin.dll
  • AddPbk.exe
  • AddrBookSrvPlugin.dll
  • AtCodec.dll
  • ATR2SMgr.dll
  • CallAppPlugin.dll
  • CallLogSrvPlugin.dll
  • CallSrvPlugin.dll
  • Common.dll
  • core.dll
  • DataServicePlugin.dll
  • DeviceAppPlugin.dll
  • DeviceInfoExPlugin.dll
  • DeviceMgrUIPlugin.dll
  • DeviceSrvPlugin.dll
  • DialUpPlugin.dll
  • libgcc_s_dw2-1.dll
  • mingwm10.dll
  • NetConnectSrvPlugin.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • AddPbk.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CFD0ABA4-46FE-49C9-A973-19BBE62C6B95}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • FindDevice64.exe runs as a service named 'HWDeviceService64.exe' (HWDeviceService64.exe) "Service for runing Mobile applications autorun.".
  • FindDevice.exe runs as a service named 'HWDeviceService.exe' (HWDeviceService.exe) "Service for runing Mobile applications autorun.".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.64 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0127852398%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00549674%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00728850%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:23,172
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:340 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:15 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:4.21 MB
Total CPU:0.0085907161%
Kernel CPU:0.00543723%
User CPU:0.00315348%
CPU cycles/sec:254,027
I/O reads/min:54.62 KB
I/O writes/min:43.81 KB

How do I remove Optus Mobile Broadband?

You can uninstall Optus Mobile Broadband 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 Optus Mobile Broadband, 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 Optus Mobile Broadband.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 58.85%
Windows 10 30.45%
Windows Vista 6.58%
Windows XP 4.12%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.16%
Windows 7 Professional 11.43%
Windows 8.1 11.02%
Windows 10 Home 7.28%
Windows 8 7.07%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.61%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.13% of installs come from Australia
Which countries install it?
  Australia 87.13%
  United States 8.02%
  Hong Kong 1.05%
  Singapore 0.63%
  Canada 0.63%
  Philippines 0.63%
  Indonesia 0.42%
  United Kingdom 0.21%
  India 0.21%
  Italy 0.21%
  Saudi Arabia 0.21%
  South Africa 0.21%
  BH 0.21%
  Germany 0.21%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.69%
Toshiba 21.27%
Acer 19.61%
ASUS 13.54%
Dell 12.15%
Lenovo 2.21%
Samsung 1.66%
Intel 1.10%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.97%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.73%
TOSHIBA Satellite C850 3.59%
TOSHIBA Satellite L650 2.24%
Acer Aspire E1-531 2.24%
ASUSTeK K52F 2.24%

About Huawei Technologies Co.,Ltd

Huawei is a networking and telecommunications equipment and services company based in China.
Publisher URL: www.huawei.com


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