34,541,013 programs installed

Should I remove NETGEAR Genie?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Excellent
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,407
United States Rank #637
Reach 0.6362%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.60 days
312.66 days >
Average installed length: 164.28 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.3.1.8 0.03%
2.3.1.25 0.48%
2.3.1.24 2.71%
2.3.1.16 17.18%
2.3.1.13 9.66%
2.2.28.24.exe 30.31%
2.2.28.23.exe 2.05%
2.2.27.1 28.89%
2.2.26.50 6.07%
2.2.25.6 2.48%

Other programs by NETGEAR

NETGEAR Genie

What is NETGEAR Genie?  (from NETGEAR)

NETGEAR Genie is the easy App to manage and monitor your home NETGEAR routers. It provides easy access to cool features on your router: Wireless Settings, Network Map, Live Parental Controls, Guest Access, Traffic Metering, My Media, and more. Now with EZ Mobile Connect securely connect smartphones and tablets to your ...  Read more

Overview

NETGEAR Genie is a software program developed by NETGEAR. The most common release is 2.2.28.24.exe, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named wpinst.exe. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 43.52 MB (45,629,478 bytes). 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 83% of users of NETGEAR Genie come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.netgear.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\netgear genie
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\NETGEAR Genie\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 43.52 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NETGEAR Genie

Program executable:wpinst.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\netgear genie\wpinst.exe
MD5:14050498d75fb7d4e67b1e4f2d412df0
Additional files:
  • NETGEARGenie-install.exe - NETGEAR Genie
  • uninstall.exe
  • wpdel.exe

How do I remove NETGEAR Genie?

Quickly and completely remove NETGEAR Genie from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall NETGEAR Genie 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 Genie, 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 Genie.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win Server 2003 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#1,407

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.66%
Windows 8 21.61%
Windows Vista 5.89%
Windows XP 5.81%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.82%
Windows 7 Professional 11.05%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.10%
Windows 8.1 5.81%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.50%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

82.93% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 82.93%
  United Kingdom 2.07%
  Australia 2.03%
  Germany 1.81%
  Canada 1.51%
  Netherlands 1.24%
  France 1.22%
  Italy 1.20%
  Sweden 0.69%
  Switzerland 0.61%
  Belgium 0.55%
  Czech Republic 0.51%
  India 0.39%
  Norway 0.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 31.69%
Hewlett-Packard 30.65%
Acer 11.16%
ASUS 6.88%
GIGABYTE 6.15%
Toshiba 5.56%
Intel 2.60%
Samsung 2.23%
Lenovo 1.82%
American Megatrends 0.68%
MSI 0.59%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 7.31%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.27%
Dell XPS 8300 4.28%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.66%
Dell XPS 8500 3.34%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 2.72%

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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timelrnover a year ago
Running the monitor slowed down the isp connection considerably on Win7.