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Should I remove Qualcomm Atheros SmartNet Controller?

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3% remove it97% keep it
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VersionDistribution 73.81% 26.19%

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Qualcomm Atheros SmartNet Controller

What is Qualcomm Atheros SmartNet Controller?

The SmartNet Controller is used by the network controller to provide network connectivity and functionality.


Qualcomm Atheros SmartNet Controller is a program developed by Qualcomm Atheros. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is asav.exe. The setup package is about 2.08 MB (2,178,984 bytes) when donwloaded. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 54% of users of Qualcomm Atheros SmartNet Controller come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and South Africa.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.qca.qualcomm.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\QCA SmartNet
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{2BE418FB-C984-409E-9322-D44E8F394106}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 2.08 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Qualcomm Atheros SmartNet Controller

Program executable:asav.exe
Name:QUALCOMM ATHEROS SmartNet Controller
Path:C:\Program Files\QCA SmartNet\asav.exe

How do I remove Qualcomm Atheros SmartNet Controller?

Quickly and completely remove Qualcomm Atheros SmartNet Controller 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 SmartNet Controller 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 SmartNet Controller, 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 SmartNet Controller.

Win 7 (SP1) 71%
Win 7 10%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.95%
Windows 8 19.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 30.95%
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.81%
Windows 7 Professional 19.05%
Windows 8 4.76%
Windows 8.1 4.76%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.00%
  Germany 6.00%
  South Africa 6.00%
  Argentina 2.00%
  Brazil 2.00%
  Canada 2.00%
  Estonia 2.00%
  Egypt 2.00%
  Spain 2.00%
  France 2.00%
  United Kingdom 2.00%
  Greece 2.00%
  Hong Kong 2.00%
  Ireland 2.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 30.43%
Hewlett-Packard 17.39%
ASUS 13.04%
Toshiba 4.35%
Sony 4.35%
Lenovo 4.35%
Alienware 4.35%
Common models
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-S2P 21.05%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 5.26%
Sony VPCEG13EB 5.26%
PCCHIPS P65G 5.26%
LENOVO 20157 5.26%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 5.26%

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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