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Should I remove Sierra Wireless 3G Watcher?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #23,352
United States Rank #46,747
Reach 0.0081%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 105.54 days
566.35 days >
Average installed length: 297.57 days


5.0.2431.5302 32.70%
5.0.2350.2201 11.95%
5.0.2341.4602 32.70%
5.0.2267.1601 22.01% 0.63%

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Sierra Wireless 3G Watcher


Sierra Wireless 3G Watcher is a program developed by Sierra Wireless. The most used version is 5.0.2431.5302, 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. 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 30 files and is usually about 24.23 MB (25,405,956 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 30% of users of Sierra Wireless 3G Watcher come from Finland, it is also popular in Canada and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.SierraWireless.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Sierra Wireless Inc\3G Watcher\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{7DB33C2A-073A-4EC2-8490-793170B82D22}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 24.23 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Sierra Wireless 3G Watcher

  • swi_evdowrappermx.dll - Sierra Wireless Swi EVDO Wrapper Dynamic Link Library (Sierra Wireless Swi EVDO Wrapper DLL)
  • SwiSDKWrapperRes.dll
  • SwiSDKWrapperRes000C.dll
  • SwiSDKWrapperRes0C0C.dll
  • RepairDriver64.exe - RepairDriver64 Application
  • WaHelper.exe - WatcherHelper Application
  • SwiSkXUI.dll - Skinned Extended UI API
  • SwiCardDetect.dll - Card Detection Library
  • SwiWRA.dll - Sierra Wireless SwiWRA (SwiWRA)
  • WaveInOut.dll - Audio Routing Library
  • SwiStrRes.dll - String Resource API
  • SwiApiInterface.dll - SwiApiInterface (Sierra Wireless API)
  • SwiXUI.dll - Extended UI API
  • SwiProfileMgr.dll - SwiProfileMgr (Profile Manager)
  • SwiPhonebkUI.dll - Phonebook UI
  • SwiVoice.dll - Voice Module
  • SwiSMS.dll - SMS Library
  • SwiDevInfo.exe - SwiDevInfo (Device information helper)
  • SwiGSM.dll - GSM Module
  • SwiApiMux.exe - SwiApiMux (Sierra Wireless API MUX)
  • SwiCxnMgr.dll - SwiCxnMgr (Data connection manager)
  • SwiDialup.dll - SwiDialup (Dial Up Networking (DUN) library)
  • SwiSkinUI.dll - Skin API
  • WaUI.dll - UI Layer
  • Watcher.exe - Watcher
  • SwiSmsUI.dll - SMS UI
  • SwiCDMA.dll - CDMA
  • SwiIOTA.dll - IOTA
  • SwiGps.dll - GPS
  • WaveVolume.dll - WaveVolume

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Watcher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CADE637C-215F-4D18-B168-B1F9023BDA0F}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • WaHelper.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WatcherHelper' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Sierra Wireless Inc\3G Watcher\WaHelper.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • SwiApiMux.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Sierra Wireless Inc\3G Watcher\SwiApiMux.exe'.

How do I remove Sierra Wireless 3G Watcher?

You can uninstall Sierra Wireless 3G Watcher 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 Sierra Wireless 3G Watcher, 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 Sierra Wireless 3G Watcher.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 7 4%
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 63.52%
Windows 10 18.87%
Windows Vista 11.32%
Windows XP 6.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.77%
Windows 7 Professional 13.29%
Windows 10 Home 6.96%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.70%
Windows 8.1 5.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

30.43% of installs come from Finland
Which countries install it?
  Finland 30.43%
  Canada 28.57%
  Germany 10.56%
  United States 9.94%
  New Zealand 9.94%
  France 1.24%
  Indonesia 1.24%
  Romania 1.24%
  Switzerland 0.62%
  Sweden 0.62%
  Sri Lanka 0.62%
  Austria 0.62%
  ME 0.62%
  Spain 0.62%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.85%
Acer 24.53%
Dell 13.21%
Toshiba 10.38%
ASUS 7.55%
Lenovo 4.72%
Sony 2.83%
Intel 0.94%
Common models
HP G62 Notebook PC 3.60%

About Sierra Wireless

Sierra Wireless is a wireless communications equipment manufacturer that sells mobile computing and machine-to-machine communications products that work over cellular networks.
Publisher URL: www.sierrawireless.com


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