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Should I remove Qualcomm Atheros WiFi Driver Installation?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Excellent
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How common is it?
Global Rank #470
United States Rank #930
Reach 1.6735%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.13 days
151.35 days >
Average installed length: 79.52 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
12.05 0.23%
11.47 0.05%
11.43 0.37%
11.39 2.56%
11.33 0.05%
11.31 3.82%
11.21 2.89%
11.15 0.54%
11.13 1.53%
11.11 0.42%
11.05 11.38%
11.02 1.46%
10.15 0.09%
10.13 0.17%
10.11 0.21%
10.08 0.19%
10.07 0.51%
10.01 0.02%
9.2 36.78%
3.1 6.68%
3.0 30.05%

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Qualcomm Atheros WiFi Driver Installation

What is Qualcomm Atheros WiFi Driver Installation?

The Qualcomm Atheros WiFi Driver is the software driver for the WiFi NICs. It is a program used to communicate from the Windows PC OS to the device. This software is required in most cases for the hardware device to function properly. In most cases, drivers come with Windows or can be found by going to Windows Update in Control Panel and checking for updates as well as downloaded from the Qualcomm Atheros support website.

Overview

Qualcomm Atheros WiFi Driver Installation is a software program developed by Qualcomm Atheros. The most common release is 9.2, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 programs's main executable is Ath_WlanAgent.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 1.26 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 33 files and is usually about 3.24 MB (3,395,898 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 33% of users of Qualcomm Atheros WiFi Driver Installation come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Iran.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.qualcomm.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Qualcomm Atheros WiFi Driver Installation
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{E727B31A-8B24-4C1C-934A-69634E0D2C0B}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 3.24 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Qualcomm Atheros WiFi Driver Installation

Program executable:Ath_WlanAgent.exe
Name: Ath_Coex Application
Atheros Coex Service Application
Path:C:\Program Files\Qualcomm Atheros\Ath_WlanAgent.exe
MD5:bb1842e3aa602b401f7692718b0d0f9a
Additional files:
  • AthIhvWlanExt.dll (by Atheros Communications) - DirectConnect (Atheros IHV Manager)
  • AthIhvWpaP2p.dll (by Atheros Communications) - DirectConnect P2P IHV
  • AthWpaP2pDriver.dll (by Atheros Communications) - P2P Supplicant Driver
  • DCWpaSupplicant.exe (by Atheros Communications) - DirectConnect P2P Supplicant
  • wpa_cli.exe (by Atheros Communications) - P2P Supplicant command line interface
  • wpa_supplicant.exe (by Atheros Communications) - Atheros P2P Supplicant

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Service
  • Ath_WlanAgent.exe runs as a service named 'ZAtheros Wlan Agent' (ZAtheros Wlan Agent) "Atheros agent for Wlan".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Ath_WlanAgent.exe
Memory:1.26 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000788792%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00004221%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00003667%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:9,463
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Qualcomm Atheros WiFi Driver Installation?

Quickly and completely remove Qualcomm Atheros WiFi Driver Installation 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 WiFi Driver Installation 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 WiFi Driver Installation, 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 WiFi Driver Installation.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 8 0%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.22%
Windows 8 27.29%
Windows Vista 0.45%
Windows XP 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.59%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.02%
Windows 8 15.31%
Windows 7 Professional 6.56%
Windows 8.1 3.61%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.53%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.13% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.13%
  Germany 6.45%
  Iran 3.84%
  Brazil 3.70%
  United Kingdom 3.21%
  Canada 3.16%
  Italy 3.16%
  Taiwan 3.07%
  France 2.51%
  Australia 2.39%
  Indonesia 2.15%
  Netherlands 1.91%
  Japan 1.55%
  Belgium 1.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 43.68%
ASUS 40.82%
Sony 9.21%
Hewlett-Packard 2.31%
Dell 1.61%
MSI 0.92%
Lenovo 0.36%
Samsung 0.36%
GIGABYTE 0.23%
Toshiba 0.23%
Alienware 0.13%
American Megatrends 0.05%
Common models
ASUSTeK K54C 4.19%
Acer Aspire V3-571G 3.63%
ASUSTeK K55VD 3.41%
Gateway NE56R 3.20%
Acer Aspire E1-571 3.01%
ASUSTeK K53E 2.75%

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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