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10% remove it90% keep it
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United States Rank #1,180
Reach 0.2684%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.54 days
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Average installed length: 380.30 days

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Belkin Setup and Router Monitor

What is Belkin Setup and Router Monitor?

These program includes the updated setup software which was provided with your router. This includes the Belkin Router Manager which appears in your system tray (Windows) or menu bar (Mac). Its icon indicates the current status of your Router and also allows you to access your Router’s settings to make changes. It also provides quick access to software that came bundled with your Router.


During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 primary executable is named BelkinSetup.exe. The setup package generally installs about 26 files and is usually about 49.23 MB (51,622,802 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.belkin.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Belkin\Router Setup and Monitor\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Belkin\Router Setup and Monitor\unins001.exe"
Estimated size: 49.23 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Belkin Setup and Router Monitor

Program executable:BelkinSetup.exe
Name:Belkin Setup
Belkin Setup / Router Monitor Application
Signed by:Affinegy
Path:C:\Program Files\Belkin\Router Setup and Monitor\BelkinSetup.exe
The Belkin Setup / Router Monitor Application application helps you to monitor your Router’s status and change network settings.
Additional files:
  • BelkinServicePS.dll - BelkinServicePS Dynamic Link Library
  • BelkinRouterMonitor.exe (by Affinegy) - Belkin Tray Application
  • dlnaPlugin.exe (by Affinegy) - dlnaPlugin Application
  • BelkinService.exe - Belkin Service (BelkinService)
  • BelkinSetup.exe - Belkin Setup (Belkin Setup / Router Monitor Application)
  • AffCrypto.dll - InstaLAN (AffCrypt Dynamic Link Library)
  • AffIpHelper.dll - InstaLAN (Affinegy IP Helper)
  • affNdis.dll - affNdis Dynamic Link Library
  • AffStateMc.dll
  • KillProcesses2.exe
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • BelkinRouterMonitor.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{8F0EDB6A-CEB5-4F35-A8A4-D03A10A877EA}' (runs on registration).
  • BelkinSetup.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CDF6F145-330B-4936-8F3F-CB46BAD0C4B9}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • BelkinRouterMonitor.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named InstaLAN_Reg_HKLMWow6432Run.
  • BelkinService.exe runs as a service named 'AffinegyService' (AffinegyService) "Affinegy Mobility Management support".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • BelkinRouterMonitor.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'InstaLAN' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Belkin\Router Setup and Monitor\BelkinRouterMonitor.exe" startup.
3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • dlnaPlugin.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Belkin\Router Setup and Monitor\dlnaPlugin.exe'.
  • BelkinSetup.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Belkin\Router Setup and Monitor\BelkinSetup.exe'.
  • BelkinRouterMonitor.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Belkin\Router Setup and Monitor\BelkinRouterMonitor.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:38.92 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0015756148%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00082502%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00075059%
0.015104% average
70 average
I/O reads/min:662 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:108 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:14.69 MB
Total CPU:0.0027968347%
Kernel CPU:0.00165891%
User CPU:0.00113793%
CPU cycles/sec:19,746,543
I/O reads/min:1.71 MB
I/O writes/min:6.04 KB
Memory:4.16 MB
Total CPU:0.0041836925%
Kernel CPU:0.00122815%
User CPU:0.00295554%
CPU cycles/sec:4,197,538
I/O reads/min:4.21 MB
I/O writes/min:2.24 KB

How do I remove Belkin Setup and Router Monitor?

You can uninstall Belkin Setup and Router Monitor 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Belkin Setup and Router Monitor, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Belkin Setup and Router Monitor.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.46%
Windows 10 14.59%
Windows Vista 12.79%
Windows XP 6.16%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 53.71%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.56%
Windows 7 Professional 6.48%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.08%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.32%
Windows 10 Home 5.24%

Distribution by countryGeography

85.35% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 85.35%
  Australia 4.03%
  United Kingdom 2.07%
  Canada 1.52%
  Germany 0.87%
  New Zealand 0.86%
  India 0.80%
  Sweden 0.45%
  Italy 0.42%
  Belgium 0.29%
  United Arab Emirates 0.25%
  PR 0.21%
  Philippines 0.19%
  South Africa 0.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.89%
Dell 28.65%
Acer 11.20%
Toshiba 10.57%
ASUS 5.12%
Lenovo 1.82%
Samsung 1.60%
Intel 1.27%
American Megatrends 0.95%
Gateway 0.76%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.09%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.92%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.10%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.22%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.93%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.75%

About Belkin International

Belkin is a manufacturer of consumer electronics that specializes in connectivity devices and sells in both the consumer and the commercial market, with various product lines including routers, mobile computing accessories, hubs, cables, KVM switches and other peripherals.
Publisher URL: www.belkin.com


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