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Should I remove Telstra Connection Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #26,211
Reach 0.0063%


6.0.3132.0403 0.80%
6.0.3006.0401 20.00%
6.0.2776.0401 60.80%
6.0.2672.0405 0.80%
5.0.2496.0401 14.40%
5.0.2326.0402 3.20%

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Telstra Connection Manager

What is Telstra Connection Manager?

Telstra Connection Manager is a utility that provides broadband Internet connectivity and configuration functionality.


Telstra Connection Manager is a software program developed by Sierra Wireless. The most common release is 6.0.2776.0401, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 setup package generally installs about 34 files and is usually about 14.5 MB (15,207,918 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 79% of users of Telstra Connection Manager come from Australia, it is also popular in the United States and Singapore.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.SierraWireless.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Telstra\Telstra Connection Manager\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{F8FB79CE-C246-4444-9ABF-BECC6A88A3B1}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 14.5 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Telstra Connection Manager

  • 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)
  • SwiTMApi.dll - Swi Theme Manager API
  • WaveInOut.dll - Audio Routing Library
  • SwiStrRes.dll - String Resource API
  • SwiTMApp.exe - Swi Theme Manager
  • 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

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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\Rogers\Rogers Connection Manager\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 Telstra Connection Manager?

You can uninstall Telstra 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 Telstra 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 Telstra Connection Manager.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 7 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.00%
Windows 10 24.80%
Windows Vista 8.00%
Windows XP 7.20%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.40%
Windows 7 Professional 16.00%
Windows 8.1 11.20%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.20%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.40%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.60%

Distribution by countryGeography

79.10% of installs come from Australia
Which countries install it?
  Australia 79.10%
  United States 14.93%
  Singapore 2.24%
  Hong Kong 1.49%
  Thailand 0.75%
  New Zealand 0.75%
  Indonesia 0.75%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 26.09%
Hewlett-Packard 22.83%
Dell 14.13%
ASUS 9.78%
Acer 7.61%
Samsung 6.52%
Medion 2.17%
Lenovo 2.17%
American Megatrends 1.09%
Alienware 1.09%
Common models
ASUSTeK K52JT 2.80%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.80%
TOSHIBA Satellite Pro L50... 1.87%
Samsung 300E4A/300E5A/300... 1.87%
TOSHIBA Qosmio X500 1.87%
TOSHIBA Satellite S50D-A 1.87%

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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lemonover a year ago
I dont want to remove it, but just want to stop it loading automatically. How would I do that i wonder