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Should I remove Verizon Wireless USB551L Firmware Updates?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,440
United States Rank #6,959
Reach 0.0199%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 84.85 days
1022.26 days >
Average installed length: 537.12 days


1.0.5 82.40%
1.0.3 10.20%
1.0.2 7.40%

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Verizon Wireless USB551L Firmware Updates

What is Verizon Wireless USB551L Firmware Updates?  (from Smith Micro Software)

The Verizon USB551L 4G LTE modem is a high-performing USB modem with a compact design and industry-leading flexibility, convenience and reliability. The USB551L modem is designed to provide connectivity to check email, download rich multimedia content and stay connected to family, friends and coworkers. Customers who...  Read more


Verizon Wireless USB551L Firmware Updates is a program developed by Smith Micro Software. The most used version is 1.0.5, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is DUU_Verizon_USB551L_FW1.48.exe. The software installer includes 12 files and is usually about 38.9 MB (40,791,896 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 Verizon Wireless USB551L Firmware Updates come from the United States, it is also popular in UA and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.smithmicro.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Verizon Wireless\Firmware Updates\Novatel\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{BBB95D0D-D40F-4F46-808D-4D295BBB9490}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 38.9 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Verizon Wireless USB551L Firmware Updates

Program executable:DUU_Verizon_USB551L_FW1.48.exe
Device Upgrade Utility for USB551L
Path:C:\Program Files\Verizon Wireless\Firmware Updates\Novatel\DUU_Verizon_USB551L_FW1.48.exe
Additional files:
  • DUU_Verizon_USB760_FW156.023.exe (by Novatel Wireless, Inc) - MiFi2200 VZW, PC770 VERIZON, MC760 VERIZON (Device upgrade utility for Verizon MiFi2200, PC770, USB760)
  • DUU_Verizon_USB760_FW139.015.exe (by Novatel Wireless, Inc) - MC760 VERIZON (Device Upgrade Utility for Verizon MC760)
  • DUU_Verizon_USB551L_FW1.48.exe - USB551L (Device Upgrade Utility for USB551L)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DUU_Verizon_USB760_FW156.023.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E2EECA8B-C374-4347-8492-974261E1D771}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Verizon Wireless USB551L Firmware Updates?

You can uninstall Verizon Wireless USB551L Firmware Updates 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 Wireless USB551L Firmware Updates, 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 Wireless USB551L Firmware Updates.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 8.1 0%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.05%
Windows 10 21.17%
Windows Vista 9.44%
Windows XP 4.34%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.85%
Windows 7 Professional 20.20%
Windows 8.1 7.67%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.42%
Windows 10 Home 5.37%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

96.58% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 96.58%
  UA 0.74%
  Germany 0.74%
  Mexico 0.45%
  Netherlands 0.30%
  Poland 0.30%
  AI 0.15%
  India 0.15%
  Austria 0.15%
  El Salvador 0.15%
  Canada 0.15%
  Italy 0.15%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.57%
Hewlett-Packard 31.88%
Toshiba 11.07%
Acer 7.38%
ASUS 7.05%
Lenovo 2.35%
Samsung 1.34%
Intel 1.01%
Gateway 0.67%
American Megatrends 0.67%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.18%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.63%
Dell Latitude E6420 3.11%
Dell Dell System Inspir... 3.11%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.11%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 3.11%

About (from Smith Micro Software Inc.)

Smith Micro Software, Inc. provides software and services that simplify, secure, and enhance the mobile experience.
Publisher URL: www.smithmicro.com


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