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Should I remove Verizon Mobile Broadband Drivers?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,317
United States Rank #2,944
Reach 0.0714%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 130.42 days
1151.46 days >
Average installed length: 605.00 days


VersionDistribution 9.66% 13.07% 0.07% 6.75% 4.26% 66.19%

Verizon Mobile Broadband Drivers

What is Verizon Mobile Broadband Drivers?

This is the software package that includes the required drivers, configuration and management utilities to support the Verizon Mobile Broadband devices.

About  (from Novatel Wireless)

Mobile Broadband allows you to use your device as a modem connected to your laptop if you subscribe to a qualifying data and/or calling plan. By using the adaptor cable that comes with the purchase of the appropriate Mobile Office Kit or that is contained in the box for your BlackBerry device or smartphone, a connectio...  Read more


The most used version is, 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 8 files and is usually about 3.67 MB (3,852,630 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.verizonwireless.com/how_to_use/bba_connect_tethering_QRG.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Novatel Wireless\Verizon\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{F19553C5-F843-4C27-BF9F-9DE4D901B895}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.67 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Verizon Mobile Broadband Drivers

  • VZWMSConfig.exe - VZW Mass Storage Config Utility Service
  • SetupHelper32.exe - SetupHelperExe Application
  • SetupHelper64.exe
  • NWHelper_001.exe - NWHelper Module

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • VZWMSConfig.exe runs as a service named 'VZW Config Service' (VZWConfigService) "VZW Config Utility Service".
  • NWHelper_001.exe runs as a service named 'Novatel Wireless Verizon Device Helper' (NWVZHelper).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.45 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0010212924%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00037455%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00064674%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:377
8,062,084 average

How do I remove Verizon Mobile Broadband Drivers?

You can uninstall Verizon Mobile Broadband Drivers 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 Verizon Mobile Broadband Drivers, 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 Verizon Mobile Broadband Drivers.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 8.1 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.89%
Windows Vista 15.32%
Windows 10 14.96%
Windows XP 4.82%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.91%
Windows 7 Professional 13.54%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.97%
Windows 10 Home 5.27%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.78%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.63%

Distribution by countryGeography

96.99% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 96.99%
  UA 1.34%
  Germany 0.38%
  Canada 0.21%
  Netherlands 0.13%
  YE 0.13%
  Poland 0.13%
  Singapore 0.08%
  Mexico 0.08%
  Austria 0.08%
  Italy 0.08%
  United Kingdom 0.08%
  BO 0.04%
  South Africa 0.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.48%
Dell 32.34%
Toshiba 13.75%
Acer 8.55%
ASUS 5.86%
Lenovo 2.04%
Samsung 1.67%
Gateway 0.56%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 7.49%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.86%
Dell Inspiron 1545 4.89%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.93%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 2.28%
HP G60 Notebook PC 2.12%

About Novatel Wireless

Novatel Wireless provides wireless broadband access solutions for use in PCs and mobile devices and is known for its MiFi line of compact wireless routers.
Publisher URL: www.nvtl.com


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