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Should I remove NETGEAR A6210 Genie?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,751
United States Rank #6,354
Reach 0.0325%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.58 days
312.02 days >
Average installed length: 163.94 days


VersionDistribution 11.41% 1.25% 11.72% 31.41% 18.91% 16.56% 1.09% 7.66%

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NETGEAR A6210 Genie


NETGEAR A6210 Genie is a program developed by NETGEAR. 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 A6210.EXE. The software installer includes 8 files and is usually about 13.5 MB (14,152,351 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 80% of users of NETGEAR A6210 Genie come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\A6210\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{F4C8CAD7-6E60-438A-8F2A-193C89C9171B}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 13.5 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NETGEAR A6210 Genie

Program executable:A6210.EXE
Name:Genie Application
A6210 Genie MFC Application
Path:C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\A6210\A6210.EXE
Additional files:
  • A6210.EXE - Genie Application (A6210 Genie MFC Application)
  • Ralink.dll - Ralink Dynamic Link Library (Ralink DLL)
  • NetgearSwitchUSB.exe - MediatekSw Application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • A6210.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{FA95EDE5-98DB-4766-98F2-5084ED360AD3}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • A6210.EXE is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 3.
  • NetgearSwitchUSB.exe runs as a service named 'NetgearSwitchUSB' (NetgearSwitchUSB).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • A6210.EXE is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'A6210' which loads as C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\A6210\A6210.EXE.

How do I remove NETGEAR A6210 Genie?

You can uninstall NETGEAR A6210 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 A6210 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 A6210 Genie.

Win 10 65%
Win 7 1%
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 65.31%
Windows 7 31.72%
Windows Vista 1.72%
Windows XP 1.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 34.53%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.50%
Windows 10 Pro 16.72%
Windows 7 Professional 8.59%
Windows 8.1 7.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.31%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.34% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.34%
  United Kingdom 5.13%
  France 3.74%
  Germany 2.35%
  Australia 1.71%
  Canada 1.28%
  Norway 0.85%
  Switzerland 0.64%
  Italy 0.53%
  South Africa 0.32%
  Austria 0.32%
  Netherlands 0.32%
  Ireland 0.32%
  Hong Kong 0.21%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.90%
Dell 24.48%
Acer 10.00%
ASUS 7.59%
Lenovo 5.17%
Toshiba 3.45%
Alienware 1.03%
MSI 1.03%
Samsung 1.03%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard 110-243w 11.52%
ASUS All Series 11.52%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.88%
Dell XPS 8700 2.88%
MSI MS-7817 2.06%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 1.65%


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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