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4% remove it96% keep it
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3.05.004 76.19%
3.04.005 19.05%
3.04.004 4.76%

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Sprint Mobile Broadband Sierra

What is Sprint Mobile Broadband Sierra?  (from Sierra Wireless)

The Sierra Wireless AirCard Card is a dual-band wireless Express Card modem. It enhances the functionality of your mobile computing devices by adding wireless data. To use the card, you need an account that gives you access to the CDMA network. Some features described in this manual may not be available with your accou...  Read more


Sprint Mobile Broadband Sierra is a program developed by Sierra Wireless. The most used version is 3.05.004, 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. The software installer includes 63 files and is usually about 4.82 MB (5,049,344 bytes). automatedupdate.dll is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows Vista (SP2) as well as Windows XP. While about 94% of users of Sprint Mobile Broadband Sierra come from the United States, it is also popular in UA and Romania.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.sierrawireless.com
Help link: www.sierrawireless.com/SupportDownload/SprintEVDOchoice.asp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\sprint\sierra wireless\sprint pcs connection manager
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{6DCBB845-0FA4-4723-A40A-1F320C221C30}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 4.82 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Sprint Mobile Broadband Sierra

  • swi_evdowrapper.dll - Sierra Wireless Swi EVDO Wrapper Dynamic Link Library (Sierra Wireless Swi EVDO Wrapper DLL)
  • swi_evdowrappermx.dll
  • driverinstall64.exe - Sierra Wireless DriverInstaller Application
  • driverinstaller.exe
  • spcscmvision_si2k.dll - SPCSCMVision_si2K Dynamic Link Library (SPCSCMVision_si2K DLL)
  • spcscmvision_sixp.dll - SPCSCMVision_siXP Dynamic Link Library (SPCSCMVision_siXP DLL)
  • spcscmgps_res001.dll - SPCSCMGps_Res001 Dynamic Link Library (SPCSCMGps_Res001 DLL)
  • swipsa.dll - Sierra Wireless Data Provisioning DLL
  • spcscm_res001.dll - SPCSCM_Res001 Dynamic Link Library (English [USA] Resources for the Sprint Mobile Broadband)
  • spcscmvision.dll - SPCSCMVision Dynamic Link Library (SPCSCMVision DLL)
  • coinstaller.dll - Sierra Wireless MSI Coinstaller
  • swi_evdo.dll - Sierra Wireless CDMA2000 1X API
  • swi_evdomx.dll
  • spcscmgps.dll - SPCSCMGps Dynamic Link Library (SPCSCMGps DLL)
  • usbmuxstats.exe - Sierra Wireless USB-MUX Stats (Sierra Wireless USB-Mux Stats)
  • swidiagutil.dll - Sierra Wireless Diag Utility
  • swmxintf.dll - Sierra Wireless USB Modem (Sierra Wireless MUX Driver Interface DLL)
  • swdrvintf9x.dll - PC Driver Interface (PC Card OHCI Power Control Interface DLL)
  • swdrvintfnt.dll
  • spcscm.exe - SPCSCM Application (SPCSCM MFC Application)
  • SCMInstaller.exe - Sprint Connection Manager Installer
  • apcontrl.exe - AirPrime PC Card Power Control Application
  • apintfnt.dll
  • apusbdco.dll - USB Driver (USB Driver CoInstaller)
  • apusbdcox64.dll
  • cct_ac595.exe - CCT
  • cct_ac595u.exe
  • cct_ac597e.exe
  • cct_nb.exe
  • vision_hiswievdodevice.dll (by Sprint Spectrum) - Vision_hiSwiEvdoDevice Dynamic Link Library (Vision_hiSwiEvdoDevice DLL)
  • spcscmvision_res001.dll (by Sprint) - SPCSCMVision_Res001 Dynamic Link Library (SPCSCMVision_Res001 DLL)
  • vision_hiswiac580.dll (by Sprint Spectrum) - Vision_hiSwiAc580 Dynamic Link Library (Vision_hiSwiAc580 DLL)
  • automatedupdate.dll (by Sprint PCS) - AutomatedUpdate Dynamic Link Library (AutomatedUpdate DLL)
  • debuglogdll.dll (by Sprint Spectrum, L.L.P) - DebugLogDLL Dynamic Link Library (DebugLogDLL DLL)
  • spcsutilityservice.exe (by Sprint Spectrum, L.L.C) - Sprint PCS Connection Manager (SPCSUtilityService)
  • genutil.dll - GenUtil Dynamic Link Library (GenUtil DLL)
  • updatefiles.exe (by Sprint Spectrum, L.L.P) - UpdateFiles Application (UpdateFiles)
  • debuglog.exe - DebugLog Application (DebugLog MFC Application)
  • reminfs.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • SPCSUtilityService.exe runs as a service named 'SPCSUtilityService' (SPCSUtilityService) "SPCS Service Utility".

How do I remove Sprint Mobile Broadband Sierra?

You can uninstall Sprint Mobile Broadband Sierra 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 Sprint Mobile Broadband (Sierra), 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 Sprint Mobile Broadband Sierra.

Win Vista (SP2) 48%
Win Vista (SP1) 5%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 52.38%
Windows 7 23.81%
Windows XP 14.29%
Windows 10 9.52%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 47.62%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.29%
Microsoft Windows XP 14.29%
Windows 10 Pro 4.76%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.76%
Windows 7 Professional 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

94.12% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 94.12%
  UA 2.94%
  Romania 2.94%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 31.58%
Hewlett-Packard 21.05%
Acer 21.05%
Toshiba 15.79%
Gateway 5.26%
Sony 5.26%
Common models
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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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