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Should I remove NETGEAR USB Media Extender?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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NETGEAR USB Media Extender


NETGEAR USB Media Extender is a software program developed by NETGEAR. The most common release is 1.31, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 23.7 MB (24,849,417 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of those who have this installed, most are running it on Windows 7 (SP1). While about 54% of users of NETGEAR USB Media Extender come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Austria.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.netgear.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\USB Media Extender\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{402E9ECB-92CE-49EE-8ABC-ECE73D009ED8}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 23.7 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by NETGEAR USB Media Extender

  • Choose_Language.exe
  • Control Center.exe - Control Center
  • SetQos.exe
  • SetQosInstaller.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • Control Center.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Netgear UDS Control Center' which loads as C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\USB Media Extender\Control Center.exe -mini.

How do I remove NETGEAR USB Media Extender?

You can uninstall NETGEAR USB Media Extender 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 USB Media Extender, 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 USB Media Extender.

Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

53.85% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.85%
  Germany 30.77%
  Austria 7.69%
  United Kingdom 7.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 57.14%
Medion 28.57%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7646 14.29%
MEDION P7812 14.29%
Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 14.29%
Acer Aspire 6930G 14.29%
Acer V3-771 14.29%


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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