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Should I remove Virgin Mobile Broadband?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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Virgin Mobile Broadband


Virgin Mobile Broadband is a program developed by Alcatel. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 HSPA USB MODEM.exe. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 5.99 MB (6,280,823 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 79% of users of Virgin Mobile Broadband come from United Kingdom, it is also popular in the United States and Indonesia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.alcatel-lucent.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Virgin Mobile Broadband\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Virgin Mobile Broadband\uninst\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 5.99 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Virgin Mobile Broadband

Program executable:HSPA USB MODEM.exe
Name:HSPA USB Modem Application
HSPA USB Modem MFC Application
Path:C:\Program Files\Virgin Mobile Broadband\HSPA USB MODEM.exe
Additional files:
  • HSPA USB MODEM.exe - HSPA USB Modem Application (HSPA USB Modem MFC Application)
  • Device.dll
  • ModemListener.exe
  • Gdiplus.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft GDI+

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • HSPA USB MODEM.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{17EE1199-3014-4EA0-8B3B-EF436AA96005}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ModemListener.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ModemListener' which loads as C:\Program Files\Virgin Mobile Broadband\ModemListener.exe start PermissionC:everyone-full.

How do I remove Virgin Mobile Broadband?

You can uninstall Virgin Mobile Broadband 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 Virgin Mobile Broadband, 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 Virgin Mobile Broadband.

Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win 7 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows 10 30.56%
Windows Vista 11.11%
Windows XP 8.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.11%
Windows 8.1 13.89%
Windows 10 Home 11.11%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.33%
Windows 7 Professional 8.33%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

79.49% of installs come from United Kingdom
Which countries install it?
  United Kingdom 79.49%
  United States 12.82%
  Indonesia 5.13%
  Malaysia 2.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 22.86%
Acer 14.29%
Toshiba 14.29%
Dell 11.43%
ASUS 11.43%
Lenovo 11.43%
Samsung 8.57%
Sahara 2.86%
American Megatrends 2.86%
Common models
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TOSHIBA Satellite Pro L40 2.86%
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TOSHIBA Satellite L300D 2.86%
TOSHIBA Satellite C605 2.86%


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