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Should I remove U.S. Cellular Broadband Connect?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #27,190
United States Rank #14,438
Reach 0.0059%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 263.67 days
1038.26 days >
Average installed length: 545.53 days


1.21 0.86%
1.17 31.90%
1.15 9.48%
1.12 10.34%
1.09 43.10%
1.06 4.31%

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U.S. Cellular Broadband Connect


U.S. Cellular Broadband Connect is a program developed by Avanquest Software. The most used version is 1.09, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is mphonetools.exe. The software installer includes 57 files and is usually about 11.18 MB (11,718,545 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 97% of users of U.S. Cellular Broadband Connect come from the United States, it is also popular in UA and Poland.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.avanquest.com
Help link: support.bvrp.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\U.S. Cellular Broadband Connect
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{6336C0CC-BA32-4949-9D3D-C86B76147CCA}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 11.18 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by U.S. Cellular Broadband Connect

Program executable:mphonetools.exe
Name:U.S. Cellular Broadband Connect
Path:C:\Program Files\u.s. cellular broadband connect\mphonetools.exe
Additional files:
  • LiveUpdateClientTools.dll - Avanquest Software Online update system (Online update system)
  • BVRPMPR5.sys - BVRPNDIS Rawether for Windows (BVRP NDIS 5.0 MPR Protocol Driver)
  • BVRPMPR5a64.sys
  • BVRPNDIS.dll - WinDis 32 API & Platform Compatibility DLL
  • LUeXternal.dll - LUeXtern Dynamic Link Library
  • DelSetupMemC.exe - DelSetupMemC Application
  • Comm.dll - Mobile Phonetools (Communication API)
  • OpeIcons.dll - Icons Library
  • RasCnxMngr.dll - BVRP Software (Ras Connection Manager)
  • WinInetErrors.dll - WinInetErrors
  • CheckSumTool.dll - CheckSumTool (CheckSumTool Unicode)
  • Aboutn.dll - About (About Box)
  • BvrpCtln.dll - MPT (Custom controls and utilities library)
  • NewUI.dll - New UI
  • hpe.dll - IElevator Class Container
  • bvrpnac.dll (by BVRP Software) - BVRP Software BVRPNac (BVRPNac)
  • PBKENGINE.dll (by BVRP Software) - PBKENGINE (Module d'accès annuaire)
  • Phonebk.dll - WinPhone (Annuaire des correspondants)
  • AVQSetupX64.exe
  • MDMSetup.dll
  • ModemWiz.dll
  • mptserv.exe
  • NetNDIS.dll
  • NetSpy.dll
  • NetWLan.dll
  • VpnWrapper.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • mphonetools.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B3BC1811-6910-40D8-8DED-0765A344DFB0}' (runs on registration).
  • mptserv.exe runs as a service named 'MPT Service' (MPT Service).
Startup File (User Run)
  • mphonetools.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'U.S. Cellular Broadband Connect' and executes as "C:\Program Files\U.S. Cellular Broadband Connect\mphonetools.exe" -startup.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • mPhonetools.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\U.S. Cellular Broadband Connect\mPhonetools.exe'.

How do I remove U.S. Cellular Broadband Connect?

You can uninstall U.S. Cellular Broadband Connect 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 U.S. Cellular Broadband Connect, 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 U.S. Cellular Broadband Connect.

Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win XP 1%
Auto-starting? 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 72.41%
Windows 10 16.38%
Windows Vista 8.62%
Windows XP 2.59%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 56.90%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.76%
Windows 7 Professional 7.76%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.03%
Windows 10 Home 6.03%
Windows 8.1 5.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

96.92% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 96.92%
  UA 2.05%
  Poland 0.51%
  Singapore 0.51%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.33%
Dell 23.66%
Acer 17.20%
Toshiba 16.13%
Lenovo 4.30%
ASUS 3.23%
Common models
HP G72 Notebook PC 3.77%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.83%
Gateway NE56R 1.89%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 1.89%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 1.89%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 1.89%

About (from Avanquest Software)

Avanquest Software is a world leading developer of personal and professional software, encompassing a large number of categories including Creativity and Learning software, Utilities and Multimedia, all featured with the latest cutting edge technology to provide a more secure and enjoyable experience to people looking for easy and affordable software solutions in everyday life.
Publisher URL: www.avanquest.com


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