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Should I remove NETGEAR WNA3100M N300 Wireless USB Adapter?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,833
United States Rank #12,402
Reach 0.0370%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.91 days
410.23 days >
Average installed length: 215.55 days


VersionDistribution 0.14% 1.92% 15.48% 1.78% 15.75% 10.68% 7.40% 0.14% 2.60% 0.41% 3.42% 2.74% 15.48% 0.27% 17.12% 4.66%

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NETGEAR WNA3100M N300 Wireless USB Adapter

What is NETGEAR WNA3100M N300 Wireless USB Adapter?

NETGEAR WNA3100M N300 Wireless USB Adapter is the software package that includes the required drivers, configuration and management utilities to support this wireless adapter.


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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. The primary executable is named WifiSvc.exe. The setup package generally installs about 24 files and is usually about 20.29 MB (21,274,068 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\WNA3100M
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{D3580358-0F78-402A-BE53-2E9D06383E04}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0010 -removeonly -PanelRemov
Estimated size: 20.29 MB
Language: Italian

Program filesFiles installed by NETGEAR WNA3100M N300 Wireless USB Adapter

Program executable:WifiSvc.exe
Wifi Service
Path:C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WNA3100M\WifiSvc.exe
Additional files:
  • NtgrAdapterUpdate.dll - Netgear Adapter Update Interface (Adapter Update)
  • EnumDevLib.dll - EnumDevLib Dynamic Link Library (EnumDevLib DLL)
  • RtlICS.dll (by Realtek) - RtlICS Dynamic Link Library (RtlICS DLL)
  • RtlLib.dll (by Realtek Semiconductor) - RtlLib Dynamic Link Library (RtlLib DLL(IHV))
  • AegisI5.exe - AegisInstall Application (AegisInstall MFC Application)
  • Uninstall.exe - Uninstall Application (Uninstall)
  • DriverDataTool.exe - DriverDa Application (DriverDataTool Application)
  • DriverDataTool64.exe
  • WPSAgt64.exe - USB Wireless Adapter (WPS Agent for x64)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • IpLib.dll (by Realtek) - IpLib
  • RtlIhvOid.dll - IHV OID (IHV OID DLL)
  • acAuth.dll - AEGIS Authentication Library
  • acCTA.dll - AEGIS CTA NetTrans
  • GetSystemInfo.exe
  • KillProc.exe - Kill Running Process
  • scPlus.exe
  • WifiLib.dll - Wireless Library for Windows Vista (UB812En)
  • WifiSvc.exe - Wifi Service
  • WifiSvcLib.dll - Wifi Service Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • WifiSvc.exe runs as a service named 'WSWNA1000Mv2' (WSWNA1000Mv2).
Startup File (All Users Run Once)
  • AegisI5.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'MeetingHouse' which loads as C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WG111v3\AegisI5.exe -vendor Realtek -silent -install.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:4.97 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000891166%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00005482%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00003429%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:12,135,312
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:22 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:43 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove NETGEAR WNA3100M N300 Wireless USB Adapter?

You can uninstall NETGEAR WNA3100M N300 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 WNA3100M N300 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 WNA3100M N300 Wireless USB Adapter.

Win 10 49%
Win XP 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 48.74%
Windows 7 40.79%
Windows Vista 5.83%
Windows XP 4.64%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 22.90%
Windows 10 Home 21.66%
Windows 7 Professional 10.34%
Windows 10 Pro 8.97%
Windows 8.1 8.28%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.72%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.67%
  France 25.67%
  United Kingdom 13.79%
  Germany 5.75%
  Norway 2.81%
  Netherlands 2.68%
  Italy 2.17%
  DK 2.04%
  Austria 2.04%
  Sweden 1.53%
  Belgium 1.53%
  Finland 1.40%
  Ireland 1.15%
  South Africa 1.02%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 46.11%
Acer 17.43%
Dell 15.28%
ASUS 6.17%
Intel 2.41%
Toshiba 1.88%
Medion 1.61%
Lenovo 1.34%
American Megatrends 1.07%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard p6716f 23.40%
ASUS All Series 4.91%
Dell Inspiron 570 1.89%
MEDION MS-7797 1.89%
Acer Aspire X1430 1.51%
Acer Aspire XC600 1.51%


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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