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Should I remove NETGEAR Genie?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,057
United States Rank #524
Reach 0.6502%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.61 days
519.52 days >
Average installed length: 272.97 days


VersionDistribution 0.10% 0.02% 1.87% 0.27% 4.84% 6.38% 3.79% 5.82% 5.70% 0.01% 10.62% 5.53% 0.01% 11.32% 2.46% 7.75% 4.89% 11.43% 1.76% 11.82% 2.38% 1.17%

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What is NETGEAR Genie?  (from NETGEAR)

NETGEAR Genie is the easy App to manage and monitor your home NETGEAR routers. It provides easy access to cool features on your router: Wireless Settings, Network Map, Live Parental Controls, Guest Access, Traffic Metering, My Media, and more. Now with EZ Mobile Connect securely connect smartphones and tablets to your ...  Read more


NETGEAR Genie is a software program developed by NETGEAR. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named wpinst.exe. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 43.52 MB (45,629,478 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 80% of users of NETGEAR Genie come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.netgear.com
Help link: genie.netgear.de/index.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\netgear genie
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\NETGEAR Genie\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 43.52 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NETGEAR Genie

Program executable:wpinst.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\netgear genie\wpinst.exe
Additional files:
  • NETGEARGenie-install.exe - NETGEAR Genie
  • uninstall.exe
  • wpdel.exe

How do I remove NETGEAR Genie?

You can uninstall NETGEAR 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 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 Genie.

Win 7 (SP1) 47%
Win 10 0%
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 47.85%
Windows 10 45.30%
Windows Vista 4.14%
Windows XP 2.70%
Windows Server 2003 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.24%
Windows 10 Home 17.32%
Windows 8.1 11.06%
Windows 7 Professional 9.14%
Windows 10 Pro 6.87%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.59%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.15%
  Italy 3.02%
  Germany 2.57%
  Australia 2.24%
  United Kingdom 2.04%
  Canada 1.61%
  France 1.39%
  Netherlands 1.20%
  Sweden 0.58%
  Switzerland 0.55%
  Austria 0.52%
  Norway 0.46%
  India 0.38%
  DK 0.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.63%
Dell 27.96%
Acer 11.30%
ASUS 8.60%
Toshiba 6.23%
Lenovo 3.67%
Samsung 1.97%
Intel 1.18%
MSI 0.72%
Alienware 0.60%
Medion 0.59%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.09%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.92%
ASUS All Series 4.85%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.34%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.28%
Dell XPS 8500 3.08%


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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timelrnover a year ago
Running the monitor slowed down the isp connection considerably on Win7.