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What percent of users and experts removed it?
27% remove it73% keep it
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United States Rank #8,320
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 163.26 days


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Jumpstart Installation Program

What is Jumpstart Installation Program?

JumpStart for Wireless is a platform that will enables OEMs to deliver products that offer consumers easy-to-configure, yet secure wireless networks. JumpStart works with a wide array of WLAN silicon solutions-not only Atheros chipsets, but also those from Intel (Centrino), Marvell and Broadcom. It also works with a broad range of platforms including laptop PCs, cell phones, cameras, printers and MP3 players. JumpStart also supports profile management tools such as Microsoft Wireless Zero Configuration. The JumpStart Developer's Kit consists of a set of software components for WLAN clients and access points (APs) as well as an application programming interface (API) for working with client-based applications.


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 primary executable is named jswscapp.exe. The setup package generally installs about 21 files and is usually about 5.19 MB (5,439,271 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.atheros.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Jumpstart
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{B0BCDCBD-863D-4CAB-BF68-8D1F6B1BDC13}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 5.19 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Jumpstart Installation Program

Program executable:jswscapp.exe
Jumpstart for Wireless
Path:C:\Program Files\jumpstart\jswscapp.exe
Additional files:
  • jswnwstore.dll - Jumpstart for Wireless (Jumpstart for Wireless Native Wifi profile interface)
  • jswpbapi.exe - JumpStart (JumpStart PushButton Service)
  • jswpsapi.exe - Jumpstart for Wireless API
  • jswtrayutil.exe - Tray Utility for JumpStart for Wireless
  • jswscsup.dll - JSCSCSUP (Jumpstart Supplicant for Wireless)
  • jswscimd.dll - wsimd (Atheros Intermediate Driver Interface)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • jswscapp.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{3EA9B06A-E049-4BD1-BD77-849647FF5812}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • jswpsapi.exe runs as a service named 'jswpsapi' (jswpsapi) "Provides support for JumpStart using Wi-Fi Protected Setup.".
  • jswpbapi.exe runs as a service named 'jswpbapi' (jswpbapi) "Provides push-button support for JumpStart using Wi-Fi Protected Setup.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • jswtrayutil.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'jswtrayutil' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Jumpstart\jswtrayutil.exe".

How do I remove Jumpstart Installation Program?

You can uninstall Jumpstart Installation Program 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 Jumpstart Installation Program, 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 Jumpstart Installation Program.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 27%
Keep it 73%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.06%
Windows 10 41.96%
Windows XP 1.28%
Windows Vista 0.71%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 33.39%
Windows 7 Professional 10.13%
Windows 10 Pro 9.95%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.87%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.34%
Windows 10 Home 4.78%

Distribution by countryGeography

20.99% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 20.99%
  Mexico 8.77%
  DZ 6.78%
  Egypt 6.31%
  Spain 5.49%
  SY 3.76%
  France 3.54%
  MA 2.89%
  TN 2.59%
  Colombia 2.51%
  Italy 2.46%
  Vietnam 2.12%
  IQ 2.03%
  Ecuador 1.99%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 29.22%
Acer 18.87%
Dell 17.22%
Toshiba 8.96%
Lenovo 8.89%
ASUS 8.77%
Samsung 4.76%
MSI 0.89%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.04%
HP 15 Notebook PC 4.03%
Dell Inspiron 3521 3.65%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.53%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 3.53%
Intel Corporation Intel p... 3.02%

About Atheros Communications

Qualcomm Atheros is a developer of semiconductors for network communications, focusing primarily on wireless. The Atheros chipsets for the IEEE 802.
Publisher URL: www.qca.qualcomm.com


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