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Should I remove Qualcomm Atheros Killer Wireless-N Drivers?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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Versions

VersionDistribution
1.0.14.1014 100.00%

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Qualcomm Atheros Killer Wireless-N Drivers

What is Qualcomm Atheros Killer Wireless-N Drivers?

his is the software driver and additional utilities required for managing and connecting the device to the PC. Uninstalling this driver may cause the hardware to stop functioning properly (only remove this package if you no longer have the device connected to your PC).

About  (from Qualcomm Atheros)

Killer Wireless-N high-performance wireless networking adapters have exclusive Killer Wireless Technology, combining intelligence and control along with up to five times the wireless networking speed of competitive wireless adapters. Killer Wireless-N 1202 modules also include Bluetooth technology for maximum flexibili...  Read more

Overview

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. The setup package generally installs about 16 files and is usually about 44.16 MB (46,300,129 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.qca.qualcomm.com/products/killer-technology/solutions/wireless
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Qualcomm Atheros\Killer Network Manager\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{56C2CD29-1365-44D5-9200-74C7F4BAB984}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 44.16 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Qualcomm Atheros Killer Wireless-N Drivers

  • KillerService.exe - Qualcomm Atheros Killer Service (Qualcomm Atheros Killer Network Service)
  • DevExpress.XtraCharts.v12.1.dll (by Developer Express) - XtraCharts(tm) SUITE SOFTWARE COMPONENT PRODUCT (DevExpress.XtraCharts)
  • DevExpress.XtraCharts.v12.1.UI.dll (by Developer Express) - DevExpress.XtraCharts.UI
  • DevExpress.XtraVerticalGrid.v12.1.dll - DevExpress.XtraVerticalGrid
  • DevExpress.XtraBars.v12.1.dll - DevExpress.XtraBars.Design (DevExpress.XtraBars)
  • DevExpress.XtraGauges.v12.1.Core.dll - DevExpress.XtraGauges.Core
  • DevExpress.XtraGauges.v12.1.Win.dll - DevExpress.XtraGauges.Win
  • DevExpress.Printing.v12.1.Core.dll - DevExpress.Printing.Core
  • DevExpress.Charts.v12.1.Core.dll - DevExpress.Charts.Core
  • DevExpress.XtraEditors.v12.1.dll - DevExpress.XtraEditors
  • DevExpress.BonusSkins.v12.1.dll - DevExpress.BonusSkins
  • DevExpress.XtraLayout.v12.1.dll - DevExpress.XtraLayout
  • DevExpress.XtraNavBar.v12.1.dll - DevExpress.XtraNavBar
  • DevExpress.Utils.v12.1.dll - DevExpress.Utils
  • DevExpress.Data.v12.1.dll - DevExpress.Data
  • NetworkManager.exe - NetworkManager

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Service
  • KillerService.exe runs as a service named 'Qualcomm Atheros Killer Service V2' (Qualcomm Atheros Killer Service V2) "Controls the Qualcomm Atheros Killer NIC functionality. This service must be started in order for the features presented in the Network Manager to be active.".

How do I remove Qualcomm Atheros Killer Wireless-N Drivers?

Quickly and completely remove Qualcomm Atheros Killer Wireless-N Drivers from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Qualcomm Atheros Killer Wireless-N 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Qualcomm Atheros Killer Wireless-N Drivers, 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 Qualcomm Atheros Killer Wireless-N Drivers.

OS VERSIONS
Win 8 67%
Win 7 (SP1) 33%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 66.67%
Windows 7 33.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 33.33%
Windows 8.1 Pro 33.33%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 33.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.50%
  United Kingdom 25.00%
  Germany 12.50%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
MSI 50.00%
Alienware 50.00%

About Qualcomm Atheros

Qualcomm Atheros is a developer of semiconductors for network communications, most noteably wireless chipsets for the IEEE 802.
Publisher URL: www.atheros.com

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