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Should I remove NETGEAR PS121v2?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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What is NETGEAR PS121v2?

NETGEAR PS121v2 is the print server utility.


NETGEAR PS121v2 is a program developed by NETGEAR. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The software installer includes 21 files and is usually about 2.39 MB (2,504,788 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 70% of users of NETGEAR PS121v2 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Netgear.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\PS121v2\
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\10\00\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{4
Estimated size: 2.39 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by NETGEAR PS121v2

  • Utility.dll - FTPClient Dynamic Link Library (Utility DLL)
  • SCPUser.exe
  • SwUpgrade.exe
  • Upgrade.exe - Upgrade Application (Upgrade MFC Application)
  • DelKey.exe
  • PS121v2.exe - PS121v2
  • devcon.exe (by Microsoft) - Windows Setup API
  • mfc80.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft® Visual Studio® 2005 (MFCDLL Shared Library - Retail Version)
  • dbghelp.dll - Windows Image Helper
  • DisableSound.exe - DisableSound Application (DisableSound MFC Application)
  • install.exe (by Windows (R) 2000 DDK provider) - Windows (R) 2000 DDK driver (Install Program for Windows 2000 Drivers)
  • kc.exe (by Eddy (Sample)) - Platform SDK Sample Code (Enable/Disable Program for Windows 2000,XP Drivers)
  • MSVCP60.DLL - Microsoft (R) Visual C++ (Microsoft (R) C++ Runtime Library)
  • msvcp80.dll - Microsoft® C++ Runtime Library
  • msvcr80.dll - Microsoft® C Runtime Library
  • RemoveDrv.exe
  • ScanUtil.exe - twaintest Application (twaintest MFC Application)
  • SCPN50.DLL (by Printing Communications Assoc., (PCAUSA)) - PCAUSA Rawether for Windows (WinDis 32 API & Platform Compatibility DLL)
  • SerCommInstallDS.exe - SerCommInstallDS Application (SerCommInstallDS MFC Application)
  • W32N55.dll (by Printing Communications Assoc., (PCAUSA)) - Rawether NDIS API DLL (X86)
  • W64N55.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • PS121v2.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'PS121v2' which loads as "C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\PS121v2\PS121v2.exe" /hide.

How do I remove NETGEAR PS121v2?

You can uninstall NETGEAR PS121v2 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 PS121v2, 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 PS121v2.

Win 7 (SP1) 43%
Win Vista 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 43.33%
Windows Vista 30.00%
Windows XP 13.33%
Windows 10 13.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.67%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 26.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 13.33%
Windows 7 Professional 10.00%
Windows 8.1 6.67%
Windows 7 Enterprise 3.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.45% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.45%
  Germany 9.09%
  Italy 6.82%
  Australia 2.27%
  Belgium 2.27%
  Switzerland 2.27%
  Spain 2.27%
  Ireland 2.27%
  Netherlands 2.27%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.71%
Hewlett-Packard 17.86%
Acer 14.29%
Toshiba 10.71%
Sony 7.14%
Compaq 3.57%
MSI 3.57%
Medion 3.57%
Intel 3.57%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L750 3.45%
TOSHIBA Satellite A215 3.45%
TOSHIBA Satellite A135 3.45%
Sony VPCEC4L1E 3.45%
Sony VGN-FW560F 3.45%


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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