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NETGEAR NeoTV for Windows

What is NETGEAR NeoTV for Windows?  (from NETGEAR)

Now your TV can be Internet enabled to access a huge selection of online streaming channels without a computer. The NeoTV 550 can access media from CIFS (Windows file shares), Samba, NFS, and DLNA/UPNP. NFS (available on most NAS type devices) typically offers the best performance, followed by CIFS/SMB. Note that to a...  Read more


NETGEAR NeoTV for Windows is a program developed by NETGEAR. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The software installer includes 19 files and is usually about 13.17 MB (13,814,693 bytes). updater.exe is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 36% of users of NETGEAR NeoTV for Windows come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.netgear.com
Help link: kbserver.netgear.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\NETGEAR NeoTV for Windows\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{8EDE6FDA-2C30-436A-B1BF-00D8033925D3}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 13.17 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by NETGEAR NeoTV for Windows

  • LauncherDll.dll - LauncherDll (NETGEAR Digital Entertainer)
  • Launcher.exe - Launcher (NETGEAR NeoTV)
  • upnpSvDll.dll - NETGEAR Digital Entertainer Configuration Wizard (NETGEAR Upnp service controller)
  • FolderWatcherDll.dll - NETGEAR Digital Entertainer for Windows (Media Folder Watcher)
  • pvrdbupdateDll.dll - PVR data updating module
  • sharefolder.exe - NETGEAR NeoTV Configuration Wizard (NETGEAR NeoTV Configuration Wizard for Windows)
  • dxmpmux.dll - NETGEAR Digital Entertainer (NETGEAR Digital Entertainer DirectX Multiplexer)
  • dxsink.dll - NETGEAR Digital Entertainer DirectX Renderer Filter
  • dxsource.dll - NETGEAR Digital Entertainer DirectX Source Filter
  • qtsupp.dll - NETGEAR Digital Entertainer QuickTime Support Library
  • recvrsvc.exe - NETGEAR Digital Entertainer for Windows Service Helper
  • sjcmd.exe - NETGEAR Digital Entertainer Command Utility for Windows
  • sjcmdwiz.exe - NETGEAR Digital Entertainer Command Wizard for Windows
  • updater.exe (by Caphyon LTD) - Advanced Updater
  • receiver.exe - NETGEAR NeoTV (NETGEAR NeoTV for Windows)
  • tagedit.dll - NETGEAR Digital Entertainer Tag Tool
  • tagtool.exe - NETGEAR NeoTV for Windows Tag Tool
  • ScanPvrDll.dll - ScanPvrDll (NETGEAR PVR Scheduler)
  • ffmpeg.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • recvrsvc.exe runs as a service named 'NETGEAR Receiver Service' (recvrsvc.exe) "Controls shutdown and start up of Windows Media Service".
Startup File (User Run)
  • receiver.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'NETGEARNeoTV' and executes as C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\NETGEAR NeoTV for Windows\receiver.exe.
5 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • tagtool.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\NETGEAR NeoTV for Windows\tagtool.exe'.
  • sjcmdwiz.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\NETGEAR NeoTV for Windows\sjcmdwiz.exe'.
  • sharefolder.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\NETGEAR NeoTV for Windows\sharefolder.exe'.
  • receiver.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\NETGEAR NeoTV for Windows\receiver.exe'.
  • ffmpeg.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\NETGEAR NeoTV for Windows\ffmpeg.exe'.

How do I remove NETGEAR NeoTV for Windows?

You can uninstall NETGEAR NeoTV for Windows 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 NeoTV for Windows, 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 NeoTV for Windows.

Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win 10 25%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.00%
Windows 10 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 25.00%
Windows 7 Enterprise 12.50%
Windows 7 Professional 12.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate N 12.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.36% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.36%
  Australia 27.27%
  Netherlands 18.18%
  DK 9.09%
  Italy 9.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 57.14%
Dell 14.29%
Acer 14.29%
Common models
HP-Pavilion KA850AA-ABH m... 12.50%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 12.50%
Hewlett-Packard 8510x 12.50%
Gigabyte X58A-UD9 12.50%
Gigabyte P55-UD3 12.50%
Gigabyte H81M-S2PV 12.50%


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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