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Should I remove NETGEAR A6100 Genie?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,633
United States Rank #7,303
Reach 0.0250%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.98 days
471.44 days >
Average installed length: 247.71 days


VersionDistribution 0.61% 27.79% 27.59% 2.64% 3.04% 37.32% 1.01%

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NETGEAR A6100 Genie

What is NETGEAR A6100 Genie?

This is the software and required driver for the NETGEAR A6100 Genie.


NETGEAR A6100 Genie is a software program developed by NETGEAR. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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. The primary executable is named RtlService.exe. The setup package generally installs about 17 files and is usually about 14.65 MB (15,362,167 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 81% of users of NETGEAR A6100 Genie come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Norway.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\A6100\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{15D27BA3-6CCD-4848-8925-07EF083492AD}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0409
Estimated size: 14.65 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NETGEAR A6100 Genie

Program executable:RtlService.exe
Name:Realtek RtlService Application
Path:C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\A6100\RtlService.exe
Additional files:
  • A6100.EXE - Genie Application (A6100 Genie MFC Application)
  • RtlLib.dll (by Realtek Semiconductor) - RtlLib Dynamic Link Library (RtlLib DLL(IHV)(Two Port)(Win7))
  • RtlIhvOid.dll (by Realtek) - IHV OID (IHV OID DLL)
  • Realtek.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • RtlService.exe runs as a service named 'NetgearA7000' (NetgearA7000).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • A6100.EXE is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'A6100' which loads as C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\A6100\A6100.EXE.

How do I remove NETGEAR A6100 Genie?

You can uninstall NETGEAR A6100 Genie 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 NETGEAR A6100 Genie, 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 NETGEAR A6100 Genie.

Win 10 57%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 56.80%
Windows 7 36.31%
Windows Vista 3.85%
Windows XP 3.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 28.31%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.35%
Windows 10 Pro 13.03%
Windows 7 Professional 11.41%
Windows 8.1 8.15%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.68%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.89%
  France 2.96%
  Norway 2.56%
  Sweden 2.29%
  Australia 2.02%
  Germany 1.88%
  Italy 1.35%
  DK 1.21%
  United Kingdom 0.94%
  Austria 0.67%
  Canada 0.67%
  Switzerland 0.54%
  New Zealand 0.40%
  Netherlands 0.40%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.72%
Dell 27.57%
Acer 18.01%
ASUS 5.15%
Lenovo 4.78%
Toshiba 3.31%
Intel 1.84%
American Megatrends 0.74%
Samsung 0.74%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.00%
Acer Aspire XC-603G 4.44%
MSI MS-7693 3.33%
Dell OptiPlex 745 ... 2.78%
Dell Studio XPS 435MT 2.78%
Gateway SX2110G 2.22%


Netgear is amanufacturer of computer networking equipment and other computer hardware and sells products through multiple sales channels worldwide, including online retailers, wholesale distributors, direct market resellers, value-added resellers and broadband service providers.
Publisher URL: www.netgear.com


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