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Should I remove Virgin Mobile Broadband Modem Drivers?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,535
United States Rank #7,769
Reach 0.0175%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.53 days
68.29 days >
Average installed length: 35.88 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

Virgin Mobile Broadband Modem Drivers

What is Virgin Mobile Broadband Modem Drivers?

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

About  (from Novatel Wireless)

Mobile Broadband from Virgin Media gives you the freedom to go online wherever, whenever, plus the flexibility of a short 2 month or longer 18 month term contract. The choice is yours. Stick our USB modem into your laptop, download the software and you're away. Our mobile broadband network covers an impressive 85% of t...  Read more


Virgin Mobile Broadband Modem Drivers is a program developed by Novatel Wireless. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 software installer includes 23 files and is usually about 20.71 MB (21,716,128 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 96% of users of Virgin Mobile Broadband Modem Drivers come from the United States, it is also popular in UA and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nvtl.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Novatel Wireless\Virgin Mobile\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{B2C904FA-DB34-47A3-B8D6-50F4E7AC5808}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 20.71 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Virgin Mobile Broadband Modem Drivers

  • Utility.ocx - Utilities ActiveX Control Module (NVTL Utilities ActiveX Control Module)
  • DebugLog.dll - DebugLog Dynamic Link Library
  • MobiLink3.exe - MobiLink3 Connection Manager
  • Menu.ocx - Menu ActiveX Control Module (NVTL Menu ActiveX Control Module)
  • NvtlSdk.dll - Novacore SDK NvtlSdk (Novacore SDK Core module)
  • SetupHelper32.exe - SetupHelperExe Application
  • PrflMngr.ocx (by NVTL) - ProfileManager ActiveX Control Module
  • NvtlEnc.dll - Novacore SDK Sms Encoding Module
  • NvtlFile.dll - Novacore SDK File Manager Module
  • NvtlDiag.dll - Novacore SDK Diagnostics Module
  • NvtlActv.dll - Novacore SDK Activation Module
  • NvtlConn.dll - Novacore SDK Connection Module
  • NvtlGps.dll - Novacore SDK Gps Module
  • ZipArchive.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • MobiLink3.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{67BDCA91-5487-4CD4-9E8E-0EF8794B2EB4}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • MobiLink3.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'MobiLink3' and executes as C:\Program Files\Novatel Wireless\Virgin Mobile\MobiLink3.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • MobiLink3.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Novatel Wireless\Virgin Mobile\MobiLink3.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:14.45 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003144950%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00008797%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00022653%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Virgin Mobile Broadband Modem Drivers?

You can uninstall Virgin Mobile Broadband Modem 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 Virgin Mobile Broadband Modem 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 Virgin Mobile Broadband Modem Drivers.

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win Vista 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.63%
Windows Vista 14.16%
Windows 10 13.87%
Windows XP 4.34%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 57.77%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.85%
Windows 7 Professional 5.57%
Windows 10 Home 4.11%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.81%
Windows 7 Starter 2.93%

Distribution by countryGeography

95.61% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 95.61%
  UA 0.88%
  Canada 0.53%
  Germany 0.35%
  Israel 0.35%
  Netherlands 0.35%
  Russia 0.35%
  South Africa 0.35%
  BD 0.18%
  Brazil 0.18%
  Egypt 0.18%
  United Kingdom 0.18%
  Japan 0.18%
  Mexico 0.18%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.21%
Dell 23.79%
Toshiba 17.93%
Acer 13.45%
ASUS 4.48%
Lenovo 1.72%
Sony 1.72%
Samsung 0.69%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.71%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.29%
Dell Inspiron 1545 3.33%
Dell Inspiron 1525 3.33%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 2.86%
HP G62 Notebook PC 2.38%

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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