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Should I remove Riverbed Steelhead Mobile?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #28,496
United States Rank #25,694
Reach 0.0058%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.28 days
96.67 days >
Average installed length: 50.80 days


71.0.16394.10 1.22%
70.0.20484.4 1.22%
70.0.16387.3 1.22% 1.22%
69.2.28673.1 1.22%
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69.2.20508.28 1.22%
69.2.16391.23 2.44%
69.2.4271.12 3.66%
64.6.4103.7 7.32% 8.54%
64.2.4098.2 2.44%
64.0.8193.1 1.22%
49.10.4101.10 1.22% 1.22%
49.6.37889.1 1.22%
49.6.36881.17 14.63%
49.6.32780.12 10.98%
49.6.20489.9 1.22%
49.6.20486.6 7.32%
49.4.24584.8 1.22%
49.4.20486.6 2.44%
49.2.20486.6 9.76%
49.2.20485.5 2.44%
49.0.20490.10 3.66%
48.4.24663.87 1.22%
48.4.12361.73 1.22%
48.2.16385.1 1.22%
48.2.12350.62 2.44%
48.0.16388.4 1.22% 1.22%

Other programs by Riverbed Technology

Riverbed Steelhead Mobile

What is Riverbed Steelhead Mobile?  (from Riverbed Technology)

With SteelheadĀ® Mobile software installed on remote laptops or desktops, your employees will access files and applications up to eight to 100 times faster. All the inherent problems of a distributed workforce, such as high-latency and inconsistent connectivity from changing locations, evaporate seamlessly and transpare...  Read more


Riverbed Steelhead Mobile is a program developed by Riverbed Technology. The most used version is 49.6.36881.17, 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 16 files and is usually about 11 MB (11,536,384 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 43% of users of Riverbed Steelhead Mobile come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.riverbed.com/products-solutions/products/wan-optimization-steelhead/wan-optimization-software/Client-Optimization-Software-Steelhead-Mobile.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\riverbed\steelhead mobile
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{577104AC-D851-4136-A9FA-A6C3F3FCCCD8}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 11 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Riverbed Steelhead Mobile

  • libexpat.dll - Steelhead Mobile Client (Expat 2.0.0)
  • rbtdebug.exe
  • rbtlogger.exe
  • rbtmon.exe
  • rbtnfd.sys - SteelHead Mobile Client
  • rbtnfd64.sys
  • rbtsport.exe
  • shmobile.exe
  • shmcert.dll
  • shmcert5.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • rbtmon.exe runs as a service named 'Riverbed SteelHead Mobile Monitor Service' (RVBD_SH_Mobile_Monitor) "SteelHead Mobile Monitoring Service".
  • rbtlogger.exe runs as a service named 'Riverbed SteelHead Mobile Logger Service' (RVBD_SH_Mobile_Logger) "SteelHead Mobile Logging Service".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • shmobile.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Steelhead Mobile' which loads as C:\Program Files\Riverbed\Steelhead Mobile\shmobile.exe.

How do I remove Riverbed Steelhead Mobile?

Quickly and completely remove Riverbed Steelhead Mobile from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Riverbed Steelhead Mobile 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 Riverbed Steelhead Mobile, 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 Riverbed Steelhead Mobile.

Win 7 (SP1) 84%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 87.80%
Windows 8 8.54%
Windows XP 2.44%
Windows Vista 1.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Enterprise 53.75%
Windows 7 Professional 31.25%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.75%
Windows 8 Pro 2.50%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 2.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 2.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.16% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.16%
  Germany 6.32%
  United Kingdom 6.32%
  Singapore 5.26%
  Australia 4.21%
  Canada 3.16%
  Portugal 2.11%
  Taiwan 2.11%
  Netherlands 2.11%
  Norway 2.11%
  India 2.11%
  South Africa 2.11%
  France 2.11%
  Hong Kong 2.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 51.32%
Lenovo 26.32%
Hewlett-Packard 14.47%
Toshiba 5.26%
Acer 1.32%
Sony 1.32%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6320 6.33%
Dell Latitude E6420 3.80%
Dell Latitude E6520 3.80%
Dell Latitude E6510 3.80%
Dell Latitude E6330 3.80%
Dell Latitude E6220 2.53%


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