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Should I remove NETGEAR WNA3100 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 #2,536
United States Rank #1,939
Reach 0.2435%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.05 days
620.92 days >
Average installed length: 326.25 days


VersionDistribution 9.67% 16.69% 4.13%
1.01.206 69.51%

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NETGEAR WNA3100 wireless USB 2.0 adapter

What is NETGEAR WNA3100 wireless USB adapter?

NETGEAR WNA3100 wireless USB 2.0 adapter is the software package that includes the required drivers, configuration and management utilities to support this wireless adapter.

About  (from NETGEAR)

The NETGEAR N300 Wireless USB Adapter connects your notebook or desktop computer to a Wireless-N network for faster downloads, voice and music, and online gaming. Easy setup with the Smart Wizard® CD gets you up and running fast, while Push ‘N’ Connect gives you a secured connection at the push of a button. Compatibili...  Read more


The most common release is 1.01.206, 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. 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 WPSAgt64.exe. The setup package generally installs about 25 files and is usually about 9.46 MB (9,914,496 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\WNA3100
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{C2425F91-1F7B-4037-9A05-9F290184798D}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly -PanelRe
Estimated size: 9.46 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by NETGEAR WNA3100 wireless USB 2.0 adapter

Program executable:WPSAgt64.exe
Name:USB Wireless Adapter
WPS Agent for x64
Path:C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WNA3100\WPSAgt64.exe
Additional files:
  • NtgrAdapterUpdate.dll - Netgear Adapter Update Interface (Adapter Update)
  • WNA3100.exe - NETGEAR Genie Application (Netgear)
  • Uninstall.exe - Uninstall Application (Uninstall)
  • WPSAgt64.exe - USB Wireless Adapter (WPS Agent for x64)
  • wps_api.dll (by Broadcom) - WPS Enrollee SDK
  • KillProc.exe - Kill Running Process
  • scPlus.exe
  • WifiLib.dll - Wireless Library for Windows Vista (WNA3100)
  • WifiSvc.exe - Wifi Service
  • WifiSvcLib.dll - Wifi Service Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • WNA3100.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ACD87976-F35D-413B-BADF-FC41EC768416}' (runs on registration).
  • Uninstall.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{08045532-3E29-4282-B445-FC8AB3A96CD2}' (runs on registration).
  • WifiSvc.exe runs as a service named 'WSWNA1000Mv2' (WSWNA1000Mv2).
Startup File (User Run)
  • WNA3100.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Netgear' and executes as C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WNA3100\WNA3100.exe.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • WNA3100.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Wlan' which loads as C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WNA3100\WNA3100.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • WNA3100.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WNA3100\WNA3100.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:10.23 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000684651%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00003134%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00003713%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:3,061,779
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:3.72 MB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:27 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:3.27 MB
Total CPU:0.0039750012%
Kernel CPU:0.00207332%
User CPU:0.00190168%
CPU cycles/sec:29,125,589
I/O reads/min:8.89 KB
I/O writes/min:1.29 KB

How do I remove NETGEAR WNA3100 wireless USB adapter?

You can uninstall NETGEAR WNA3100 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 WNA3100 wireless USB 2.0 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 WNA3100 wireless USB adapter.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.56%
Windows 10 23.79%
Windows Vista 8.08%
Windows XP 6.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 40.90%
Windows 7 Professional 10.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.36%
Windows 10 Home 8.29%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.48%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.07% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.07%
  Australia 19.53%
  Italy 3.78%
  United Kingdom 3.40%
  Germany 2.90%
  France 1.61%
  Sweden 1.15%
  Canada 1.01%
  Austria 0.98%
  Norway 0.60%
  DK 0.57%
  Netherlands 0.38%
  Switzerland 0.33%
  South Africa 0.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 27.34%
Dell 26.08%
Acer 15.48%
Toshiba 7.57%
ASUS 6.86%
Intel 2.48%
American Megatrends 1.58%
Lenovo 0.91%
Gateway 0.71%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.27%
ASUS All Series 3.25%
Dell Inspiron 570 3.04%
Dell Inspiron 560 2.74%
Dell OptiPlex 755 2.64%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.64%


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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