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Should I remove NETGEAR A6200 Genie?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,146
United States Rank #4,575
Reach 0.0496%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.74 days
287.24 days >
Average installed length: 150.92 days


VersionDistribution 3.78% 1.02% 58.49% 3.27% 8.90% 24.54%

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NETGEAR A6200 Genie

What is NETGEAR A6200 Genie?

NETGEAR A6200 Genie is the software package that includes the required drivers, configuration and management utilities to support this wireless adapter.


The most used version is, 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. 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 main program executable is WifiService.exe. The software installer includes 18 files and is usually about 186.7 MB (195,773,282 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.netgear.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\A6200
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{48E61F3E-61D4-42A3-9D29-D0CF40838779}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 186.7 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by NETGEAR A6200 Genie

Program executable:WifiService.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\A6200\WifiService.exe
Additional files:
  • A6200.exe - NETGEAR A6200 WiFi Adapter
  • wps_api.dll (by Broadcom) - WPS Enrollee SDK
  • GWLanController.dll
  • GWPSController.dll
  • WifiService.exe
  • wl.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • A6200.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{21CD9477-5301-4BC4-928A-594308728894}' (runs on registration).
  • WifiService.exe runs as a service named 'NETGEAR A6200 Service' (WNDA6200).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • A6200.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'GENIE' which loads as C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\A6200\A6200.exe -s.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.3 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001674266%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00009600%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00007143%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,041,605
8,062,084 average
70 average

How do I remove NETGEAR A6200 Genie?

You can uninstall NETGEAR A6200 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 A6200 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 A6200 Genie.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win 8.1 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.34%
Windows 10 38.34%
Windows Vista 3.48%
Windows XP 1.84%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.57%
Windows 7 Professional 14.18%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.02%
Windows 8.1 10.48%
Windows 10 Home 9.04%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.37%

Distribution by countryGeography

83.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 83.33%
  Australia 3.36%
  United Kingdom 2.47%
  Germany 1.65%
  Switzerland 1.58%
  France 1.10%
  Italy 0.96%
  Canada 0.89%
  DK 0.82%
  Austria 0.69%
  Netherlands 0.55%
  Norway 0.41%
  Taiwan 0.27%
  New Zealand 0.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 27.75%
Hewlett-Packard 23.79%
Acer 11.89%
ASUS 7.71%
Lenovo 4.63%
Intel 3.74%
Toshiba 3.30%
Alienware 1.98%
Samsung 1.98%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.85%
Gigabyte GA-970A-DS3 4.92%
MSI MS-7693 2.62%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.30%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.30%
MSI MS-7641 2.30%


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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