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Should I remove Vodafone Mobile Broadband?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
26% remove it74% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Fair
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #6,832
United States Rank #22,662
Reach 0.0643%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.75 days
671.12 days >
Average installed length: 352.62 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
11.2.0.52566 1.12%
11.1.1.52318 2.33%
11.1.1.52135 0.08%
10.3.415.51200 2.49%
10.3.415.51183 0.80%
10.3.414.50177 3.61%
10.3.411.48058 3.21%
10.3.410.47672 0.24%
10.3.409.46933 2.97%
10.3.408.46426 0.32%
10.3.407.45991 0.08%
10.3.405.45220 0.08%
10.3.401.43721 0.24%
10.3.300.42078 3.77%
10.3.210.41379 9.95%
10.3.209.40724 4.49%
10.3.208.40403 0.08%
10.3.206.40060 2.97%
10.3.204.39000 9.39%
10.3.203.38322 15.65%
10.3.202.37394 0.96%
10.3.201.36753 0.72%
10.3.102.36259 1.69%
10.2.304.33770 0.56%
10.2.302.33178 5.62%
10.2.301.32820 0.16%
10.2.300.32558 3.77%
10.2.200.32025 0.08%
10.2.103.32926 0.08%
10.2.103.31248 11.80%
10.1.108.29105 5.94%
10.1.106.28614 0.32%
10.1.103.26922 1.04%
10.1.101.26415 0.08%
10.1.001.26030 0.64%
10.1.0.25677 0.08%
10.0.302.24346 0.16%
10.0.301.23857 0.24%
10.0.300.23587 0.24%
10.0.201.23143 1.85%
10.0.0.20241 0.08%

Vodafone Mobile Broadband

Remove Vodafone Mobile Broadband
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What is Vodafone Mobile Broadband?  (from Vodafone)

Vodafone Mobile Broadband is a wide range of connectivity options designed to make sure you have everything you need to get things done, wherever and whenever you choose. My Location
Integrated into Vodafone Mobile Broadband to help you find the things you need, such as the nearest rail stations, local restaurants, ...  Read more

Overview

Vodafone Mobile Broadband is a program developed by Vodafone. The most used version is 10.3.203.38322, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 programs's main executable is VmbService.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 17.67 MB of memory. The software installer includes 122 files and is usually about 14.01 MB (14,688,256 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 15% of users of Vodafone Mobile Broadband come from Germany, it is also popular in South Africa and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.business.vodafone.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Vodafone\Vodafone Mobile Broadband\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{6C29152D-3FF9-43B2-84E4-9B35FC0BF5C2}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 14.01 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Vodafone Mobile Broadband

Program executable:VmbService.exe
Name:Vodafone Mobile Broadband
VmbService
Path:C:\Program Files\Vodafone\Vodafone Mobile Broadband\Bin\VmbService.exe
MD5:7e4769483d416aa04b916aab7ef0dbaf
VmbService for the Vodafone Mobile Broadband application helps connect a PC to the Internet using a USB modem, wireless network or local area network. It is designed specifically for use with the range of Vodafone Mobile Broadband USB...
Additional files:
  • DrvDel.exe - Vodafone Mobile Broadband (DrvDel)
  • MobileBroadband.exe - MobileBroadband
  • MobileBroadbandResources.dll - MobileBroadbandResources
  • mobilebroadbandresources.resources.dll
  • novatelconverttomodem.exe - NovatelConvertToModem
  • SMS.exe - SMS
  • smsresources.dll - SmsResources
  • smsresources.resources.dll
  • VmbDebug.exe - VmbDebug
  • VmbNotifier.exe - VmbNotifier
  • VmbService.exe - VmbService
  • VmbServiceConfig.exe - VmbServiceConfig
  • Vodafone.API.dll - Vodafone.API
  • Vodafone.ApplicationHost.Impl.dll - Vodafone.ApplicationHost.Impl
  • Vodafone.Base.Contracts.dll - Vodafone.Base.Contracts
  • Vodafone.Base.CppInternals.dll - Vodafone.Base.CppInternals
  • Vodafone.Base.Factory.dll - Vodafone.Base.Factory
  • Vodafone.Base.Interfaces.dll - Vodafone.Base.Interfaces
  • Vodafone.Base.Internals.dll - Vodafone.Base.Internals
  • Vodafone.Base.Win32.dll - Vodafone.Base.Win32
  • Vodafone.BusinessLogic.dll - BusinessLogic
  • Vodafone.CheckOpcoFiles.dll - OpcoFiles
  • Vodafone.Common.dll - Vodafone.Common
  • Vodafone.CommonDialogs.dll - CommonDialogs
  • Vodafone.ConnectionManagement.dll - ConnectionManagement
  • Vodafone.Contracts.Adapter.dll - Vodafone.Contracts.Adapter
  • Vodafone.Contracts.Common.dll - Vodafone.Contracts.Common
  • Vodafone.Contracts.Model.dll - Vodafone.Contracts.Model
  • Vodafone.Core.Contracts.dll - Vodafone.Core.Contracts
  • Vodafone.Core.CoreInstanceProvider.dll - Vodafone.Core.CoreInstanceProvider
  • Vodafone.Core.Interfaces.dll - Vodafone.Core.Interfaces
  • Vodafone.Core.Internals.dll - Vodafone.Core.Internals
  • Vodafone.Core.Remoting.dll - Remoting
  • Vodafone.Dali.Contracts.dll - Vodafone.Dali.Contracts
  • Vodafone.Dali.Mbnsdk.dll - Vodafone.Dali.Mbnsdk
  • Vodafone.Data.dll
  • Vodafone.DataAccessor.dll - Vodafone.DataAccessor
  • Vodafone.DeviceAccess.Contracts.dll - Vodafone.DeviceAccess.Contracts
  • Vodafone.DeviceAccess.Dali.dll - Vodafone.DeviceAccess.Dali
  • Vodafone.DeviceAccess.Factory.dll - Vodafone.DeviceAccess.Factory
  • Vodafone.DeviceAccess.Interfaces.dll - Vodafone.DeviceAccess.Interfaces
  • Vodafone.JumplistExecuter.exe - Vodafone.JumplistExecuter
  • VodafoneMobileHotspot.exe - VodafoneMobileHotspot
  • Wdkdi.exe - VMB WDK Device Installer
  • ZTEEjectDisk.exe - ZTEEjectDisk
  • VMCCallManager.exe - Vodafone Call Manager
  • LBS.exe - Vodafone_MyLocation
  • Positioning.dll - Positioning

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • MobileBroadband.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E3DB2888-BF64-4C23-9A02-64E6803EC7E4}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • MobileBroadband.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named MobileBroadband_Reg_HKLMWow6432Run.
Service
  • VmbService.exe runs as a service named 'Vodafone Mobile Broadband Service' (VmbService) "Detects mobile devices and manages applications that might otherwise conflict with Vodafone Mobile Broadband (VMB). If this service is stopped, the VMB application will not work properly, as it will not be able to identify devices or manage conflicting applications.".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • VmbNotifier.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'VmbNotifierRouter' which loads as C:\Program Files\Vodafone\Vodafone Mobile Broadband\Bin\VmbNotifier.exe /silent.
  • MobileBroadband.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'MobileBroadband' which loads as C:\Program Files\Vodafone\Vodafone Mobile Broadband\Bin\MobileBroadband.exe /silent.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • MobileBroadband.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Vodafone\Vodafone Mobile Broadband\Bin\MobileBroadband.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

VmbService.exe
Memory:17.67 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0003283891%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00010985%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00021854%
0.015104% average
Switches/sec:1
70 average
MobileBroadband.exe
Memory:126.23 MB
Total CPU:0.0004300926%
Kernel CPU:0.00018260%
User CPU:0.00024749%
CPU cycles/sec:63,766,476
Switches/sec:96
I/O reads/min:304.17 KB
I/O writes/min:161.77 KB

How do I remove Vodafone Mobile Broadband?

Quickly and completely remove Vodafone Mobile Broadband from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Vodafone 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Vodafone Mobile Broadband, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Vodafone Mobile Broadband.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 26%
Keep it 74%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.52%
Windows 10 24.14%
Windows XP 5.77%
Windows Vista 4.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.57%
Windows 7 Professional 17.41%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.88%
Windows 10 Home 6.61%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.80%
Windows 8.1 3.71%

Distribution by countryGeography

15.35% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 15.35%
  South Africa 13.22%
  Italy 12.65%
  United Kingdom 7.27%
  United States 6.61%
  Romania 6.29%
  Greece 5.47%
  Portugal 5.22%
  Spain 4.57%
  New Zealand 2.61%
  Netherlands 2.45%
  Australia 2.37%
  India 2.37%
  France 2.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.18%
Acer 20.62%
Dell 16.81%
ASUS 10.73%
Toshiba 9.06%
Lenovo 5.13%
Samsung 5.13%
GIGABYTE 2.03%
Intel 1.31%
Sony 1.07%
Medion 0.95%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.76%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.76%
Acer AOD260 2.51%
Acer Aspire 5742G 2.26%
Acer Aspire 5738 2.26%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.26%

Publisher URL: www.vodafone.com

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