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Should I remove Linksys Wireless Manager?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,455
United States Rank #9,273
Reach 0.0177%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 8.79 days
259.28 days >
Average installed length: 136.23 days


4.9.9131.1 9.46%
4.9.9047.0 76.50%
4.9.9046.1 12.03%
4.9.8340.0 2.01%

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Linksys Wireless Manager

What is Linksys Wireless Manager?  (from Linksys)

The Linksys Wireless Manager is used to configure the Linksys wireless adapter. It lets you search for available wireless networks, establish or terminate a connection with a wireless network, and save a wireless network’s settings.The Linksys Wireless Manager is installed when you run the Setup CD of the adapter on a...  Read more


Linksys Wireless Manager is a program developed by Linksys. The most used version is 4.9.9047.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is LinksysWirelessManager.exe. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 28.95 MB (30,359,391 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 78% of users of Linksys Wireless Manager come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.linksys.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\linksys\linksys wireless manager
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Linksys\Linksys Wireless Manager\setup.exe" /u /lcid 1033
Estimated size: 28.95 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Linksys Wireless Manager

Program executable:LinksysWirelessManager.exe
Name:Linksys Wireless Manager
Path:C:\Program Files\linksys\linksys wireless manager\LinksysWirelessManager.exe
Additional files:
  • LinksysWirelessManager.exe - Linksys Wireless Manager
  • LinksysWirelessManager64.exe
  • setup.exe - Linksys Setup Wizard
  • setup64.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • LinksysWirelessManager.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{41D61F93-F1D1-4F8A-9423-87FA90A3EE9D}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • LinksysWirelessManager.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Linksys Wireless Manager' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Linksys\Linksys Wireless Manager\LinksysWirelessManager.exe" /cm /min /lcid 1033.

How do I remove Linksys Wireless Manager?

You can uninstall Linksys Wireless Manager 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 Linksys Wireless Manager, 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 Linksys Wireless Manager.

Win 7 (SP1) 42%
Win Vista 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 44.00%
Windows Vista 32.00%
Windows XP 16.00%
Windows 10 8.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 24.64%
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.90%
Microsoft Windows XP 15.65%
Windows 7 Professional 10.72%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.28%
Windows Vista Home Basic 4.64%

Distribution by countryGeography

78.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 78.33%
  United Kingdom 3.04%
  Canada 2.85%
  Netherlands 2.66%
  Belgium 1.90%
  Italy 1.14%
  Brazil 0.95%
  Slovenia 0.57%
  France 0.57%
  Mexico 0.57%
  Iran 0.57%
  Germany 0.57%
  DK 0.57%
  Switzerland 0.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.23%
Hewlett-Packard 30.05%
Acer 10.88%
Intel 5.18%
Gateway 3.63%
Toshiba 2.07%
Sahara 2.07%
American Megatrends 1.04%
ASUS 1.04%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 4.55%
Dell Inspiron 530s 3.25%
Seneca KM266-8235 3.25%
Dell Studio XPS 435T 2.60%
Dell Studio Slim 540s 2.60%
Gateway DX4300 2.60%

Publisher URL: www.linksys.com


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