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Should I remove NETGEAR Digital Entertainer for Windows?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #41,189
United States Rank #43,969
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Versions

VersionDistribution
1.8.0034 91.43%
1.8.0033 2.86%
1.8.0022 5.71%

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NETGEAR Digital Entertainer for Windows

What is NETGEAR Digital Entertainer for Windows?  (from NETGEAR)

The Digital Entertainer HD is a TV Set-Top Box which brings the world of digital media to your TV. You can view photos, listen to music and Internet radio, watch videos you download, watch live TV from a TV Tuner in a PC, or YouTube videos direct from the Internet. Digital Entertainer HD has integrated 802.11g wireless...  Read more

Overview

NETGEAR Digital Entertainer for Windows is a software program developed by NETGEAR. The most common release is 1.8.0034, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 setup package generally installs about 21 files and is usually about 12.5 MB (13,107,875 bytes). The installed file updater.exe is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 42% of users of NETGEAR Digital Entertainer for Windows come from the United States, it is also popular in Netherlands and Sweden.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.netgear.com
Help link: kbserver.netgear.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\NETGEAR Digital Entertainer for Windows\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{B909D476-A90E-4A8F-B247-8C75A82FA869}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 12.5 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by NETGEAR Digital Entertainer for Windows

  • LauncherDll.dll - LauncherDll (NETGEAR Digital Entertainer)
  • Launcher.exe - Launcher
  • sharefolder.exe - NETGEAR Digital Entertainer Configuration Wizard (NETGEAR Digital Entertainer Configuration Wizard for Windows)
  • upnpSvDll.dll - NETGEAR Upnp service controller
  • FolderWatcherDll.dll - NETGEAR Digital Entertainer for Windows (Media Folder Watcher)
  • pvrdbupdateDll.dll - PVR data updating module
  • dxmpmux.dll - NETGEAR Digital Entertainer (NETGEAR Digital Entertainer DirectX Multiplexer)
  • dxsink.dll - NETGEAR Digital Entertainer DirectX Renderer Filter
  • dxsource.dll - NETGEAR Digital Entertainer DirectX Source Filter
  • qtsupp.dll - NETGEAR Digital Entertainer QuickTime Support Library
  • receiver.exe - NETGEAR Digital Entertainer for Windows
  • recvrsvc.exe - NETGEAR Digital Entertainer for Windows Service Helper
  • sjcmd.exe - NETGEAR Digital Entertainer Command Utility for Windows
  • sjcmdwiz.exe - NETGEAR Digital Entertainer Command Wizard for Windows
  • tagedit.dll - NETGEAR Digital Entertainer Tag Tool
  • tagtool.exe - NETGEAR Digital Entertainer for Windows Tag Tool
  • updater.exe (by Caphyon LTD) - Advanced Updater
  • ScanPvrDll.dll - ScanPvrDll (NETGEAR PVR Scheduler)
  • ffmpeg.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • receiver.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5BC5339F-A3D4-48AE-B708-5C4857E9CD7F}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • recvrsvc.exe runs as a service named 'NETGEAR Receiver Service' (recvrsvc.exe) "Controls shutdown and start up of Windows Media Service".
Startup File (User Run)
  • receiver.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'NETGEARDigitalEntertainer' and executes as C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\NETGEAR Digital Entertainer for Windows\receiver.exe.
5 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • tagtool.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\NETGEAR Digital Entertainer for Windows\tagtool.exe'.
  • sjcmdwiz.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\NETGEAR Digital Entertainer for Windows\sjcmdwiz.exe'.
  • sharefolder.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\NETGEAR Digital Entertainer for Windows\sharefolder.exe'.
  • receiver.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\NETGEAR Digital Entertainer for Windows\receiver.exe'.
  • ffmpeg.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\NETGEAR Digital Entertainer for Windows\ffmpeg.exe'.

How do I remove NETGEAR Digital Entertainer for Windows?

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Or, you can uninstall NETGEAR Digital Entertainer for Windows 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 NETGEAR Digital Entertainer for Windows, 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 NETGEAR Digital Entertainer for Windows.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win XP 9%
 
WHEN IT STARTS
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.86%
Windows 8 17.14%
Windows Vista 11.43%
Windows XP 8.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.14%
Windows 7 Professional 11.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.43%
Windows 8.1 Pro 8.57%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.57%
Windows Vista Ultimate 5.71%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.67%
  Netherlands 20.83%
  Sweden 6.25%
  United Kingdom 6.25%
  Belgium 4.17%
  France 4.17%
  Germany 4.17%
  Australia 2.08%
  DK 2.08%
  Canada 2.08%
  Czech Republic 2.08%
  Italy 2.08%
  Hungary 2.08%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Dell 21.88%
Acer 18.75%
ASUS 12.50%
American Megatrends 9.38%
Medion 6.25%
Toshiba 3.13%
Intel 3.13%
Common models
Acer Aspire 7738 7.14%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 7.14%
Medion S5610 3.57%
Dell Studio XPS 9100 3.57%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 3.57%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.57%

About NETGEAR

Netgear is amanufacturer of computer networking equipment and other computer hardware and sells products through multiple sales channels worldwide, including online retailers, wholesale distributors, direct market resellers, value-added resellers and broadband service providers.
Publisher URL: www.netgear.com

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