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Should I remove NETGEAR WNA1100 N150 Wireless USB Adapter?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #5,005
United States Rank #2,989
Reach 0.1023%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.99 days
530.82 days >
Average installed length: 278.91 days


VersionDistribution 6.25% 4.22% 89.53%

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NETGEAR WNA1100 N150 Wireless USB Adapter

What is NETGEAR WNA1100 N150 Wireless USB Adapter?

NETGEAR WNA1100 N150 Wireless USB Adapter is the software package that includes the required drivers, configuration and management utilities to support this wireless adapter.

About  (from NETGEAR)

The NETGEAR N150 Wireless USB Adapter is a simple and secure way to connect your notebook or desktop computer to Wireless-G or Wireless-N network for surfing the Internet, email, online chat and Facebook. Easy setup with the Smart Wizard® CD gets you up and running fast, while Push ‘N’ Connect gives you a secured conne...  Read more


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The primary executable is named NtgrAdapterUpdate.dll. The setup package generally installs about 22 files and is usually about 12.67 MB (13,281,582 bytes). The installed file NtgrAdapterUpdate.dll is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.netgear.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WNA1100
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{A2AE9709-283B-4B48-AA34-729C070A62FB}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0410 -removeonly
Estimated size: 12.67 MB
Language: Italian (Italy)

Program filesFiles installed by NETGEAR WNA1100 N150 Wireless USB Adapter

Program module:NtgrAdapterUpdate.dll
Name:Netgear Adapter Update Interface
Adapter Update
Path:C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WNA1100\NtgrAdapterUpdate.dll
Adapter Update is the software updater program which runs in the background of Windows and automatically starts up when your PC boots. It checks for software udpates and automatically downloads and installs them if found. The updater will...
Additional files:
  • NtgrAdapterUpdate.dll - Netgear Adapter Update Interface (Adapter Update)
  • WNA1100.exe - NETGEAR Genie Application (Netgear)
  • jswnwstore.dll (by Atheros Communications) - Jumpstart for Wireless (Jumpstart for Wireless Native Wifi profile interface)
  • jswpbapi.exe (by Atheros Communications) - JumpStart (JumpStart PushButton Service)
  • jswpsapi.exe - Jumpstart for Wireless API
  • jswscimd.dll - wsimd (Atheros Intermediate Driver Interface)
  • scPlus.exe
  • WifiLib.dll - Wireless Library for Windows Vista (UB811An)
  • WifiSvc.exe - Wifi Service

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • WNA1100.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DEE37B8E-A35D-4F38-9453-2DB67ADD8D25}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • WNA1100.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 8.
3 Services
  • jswpbapi.exe runs as a service named 'JumpStart Push-Button Service' (jswpbapi) "Provides push-button support for JumpStart using Wi-Fi Protected Setup.".
  • WifiSvc.exe runs as a service named 'WSWNA3100M' (WSWNA3100M).
  • jswpsapi.exe runs as a service named 'JumpStart Wi-Fi Protected Setup' (jswpsapi) "Provides support for JumpStart using Wi-Fi Protected Setup.".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • WNA1100.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WNA1100\WNA1100.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.49 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0008627567%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00031598%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00054678%
0.015104% average
70 average
I/O reads/min:2.44 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:9 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:1.41 MB
Total CPU:0.0001443858%
Kernel CPU:0.00013509%
User CPU:0.00000930%
I/O reads/min:9 Bytes
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
Memory:2.63 MB
Total CPU:0.0004440991%
Kernel CPU:0.00016758%
User CPU:0.00027652%
CPU cycles/sec:583,528
I/O reads/min:5 Bytes

How do I remove NETGEAR WNA1100 N150 Wireless USB Adapter?

You can uninstall NETGEAR WNA1100 N150 Wireless USB Adapter 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 WNA1100 N150 Wireless USB Adapter, 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 WNA1100 N150 Wireless USB Adapter.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win Server 2003 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.29%
Windows 10 20.03%
Windows Vista 10.81%
Windows XP 8.82%
Windows Server 2003 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.24%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.08%
Windows 7 Professional 10.03%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.84%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.29%
Windows 10 Home 6.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

76.99% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 76.99%
  United Kingdom 4.92%
  Italy 3.16%
  Germany 2.99%
  France 2.38%
  Australia 1.19%
  Sweden 1.05%
  Austria 1.05%
  India 0.81%
  Belgium 0.54%
  Brazil 0.48%
  Norway 0.41%
  Netherlands 0.41%
  Greece 0.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.96%
Hewlett-Packard 29.27%
Acer 14.77%
ASUS 3.58%
Intel 2.66%
American Megatrends 1.47%
Gateway 1.38%
Lenovo 0.73%
Toshiba 0.64%
Medion 0.64%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 560 4.61%
Dell Inspiron 530 4.41%
Dell Inspiron 570 3.84%
ASUS All Series 3.07%
Dell Inspiron 620 3.07%
Gateway SX2110G 2.50%


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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