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Should I remove NETGEAR WNDA3100v2 wireless USB adapter?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,469
United States Rank #2,024
Reach 0.1605%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.95 days
500.00 days >
Average installed length: 262.71 days


VersionDistribution 10.59% 10.78% 7.36%
1.03.000 65.96% 5.31%

Other programs by NETGEAR

NETGEAR WNDA3100v2 wireless USB 2.0 adapter

What is NETGEAR WNDA3100v2 wireless USB adapter?

NETGEAR WNDA3100v2 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 WNDA3100v2 is a dual band USB adapter that complies with 802.11n draft 2.0 specifications. It operates at 2.4GHz and 5GHz, and works with 802.11b/g, 802.11a and 802.11n wireless routers and access points. WNDA3100v2 is capable of supporting wireless speed up to 270Mbps. The USB dongle form factor makes this produ...  Read more


The most common release is 1.03.000, 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. 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 WifiSvc.exe. The setup package generally installs about 18 files and is usually about 33.53 MB (35,160,056 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\WNDA3100v2
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{3C7839E7-21F4-49E0-B4D5-AC8ED818CCB0}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly -PanelRemov
Estimated size: 33.53 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by NETGEAR WNDA3100v2 wireless USB 2.0 adapter

Program executable:WifiSvc.exe
Wifi Service
Signed by:NETGEAR
Path:C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WNDA3100v2\WifiSvc.exe
Additional files:
  • NtgrAdapterUpdate.dll - Netgear Adapter Update Interface (Adapter Update)
  • WNDA3100v2.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 (WNDA3100)
  • WifiSvc.exe - Wifi Service
  • WifiSvcLib.dll - Wifi Service Library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • WNDA3100v2.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EFDFDAA4-0FC3-4C0D-AEEF-7C6DDD5518DE}' (runs on registration).
  • WifiSvc.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C51C2EDF-36BD-4106-B8A4-7DBFE459E69B}' (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).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • WNDA3100v2.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WNDA3100v2\WNDA3100v2.exe'.
Network connections
  • WNDA3100v2.exe connects to (port 80).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:5.57 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0006882098%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00026482%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00042339%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:773,537
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:462 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:87 Bytes
105.02 KB average
Memory:11.66 MB
Total CPU:0.0007745897%
Kernel CPU:0.00041255%
User CPU:0.00036204%
CPU cycles/sec:833,458
I/O reads/min:46.6 KB
I/O writes/min:179 Bytes

How do I remove NETGEAR WNDA3100v2 wireless USB adapter?

You can uninstall NETGEAR WNDA3100v2 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 WNDA3100v2 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 WNDA3100v2 wireless USB adapter.

Win 7 (SP1) 58%
Win 10 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 59.66%
Windows 10 26.96%
Windows Vista 8.33%
Windows XP 4.99%
Windows Server 2003 0.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.21%
Windows 7 Professional 10.91%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.82%
Windows 10 Home 7.74%
Windows 8.1 7.11%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

79.38% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 79.38%
  United Kingdom 5.22%
  Germany 2.16%
  Australia 1.82%
  Canada 1.69%
  Italy 1.67%
  Norway 1.28%
  France 1.24%
  Sweden 1.09%
  Netherlands 0.83%
  DK 0.75%
  Austria 0.62%
  Switzerland 0.36%
  Belgium 0.28%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 31.53%
Hewlett-Packard 29.48%
Acer 14.93%
ASUS 5.35%
Intel 1.68%
American Megatrends 1.62%
Toshiba 1.55%
Gateway 1.31%
Alienware 0.81%
Lenovo 0.68%
Medion 0.62%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.81%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.57%
Gigabyte X58-USB3 2.91%
Dell XPS 8300 2.64%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.38%
Dell Dell DXP061 2.11%


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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