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Should I remove NETGEAR WNDA3100v3 Genie?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,394
United States Rank #7,208
Reach 0.0227%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 4.99 days
147.15 days >
Average installed length: 77.32 days


VersionDistribution 89.96% 3.79% 6.25%

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NETGEAR WNDA3100v3 Genie


NETGEAR WNDA3100v3 Genie is a software program developed by NETGEAR. The most common release is, 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. 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 WNDA3100v3.EXE. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 13.13 MB (13,765,745 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. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 88% of users of NETGEAR WNDA3100v3 Genie come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WNDA3100v3\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{3DAC7DF2-7E2B-41EF-8E47-96DC70E1925C}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 13.13 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NETGEAR WNDA3100v3 Genie

Program executable:WNDA3100v3.EXE
Name:Genie Application
WNDA3100v3 Genie MFC Application
Path:C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WNDA3100v3\WNDA3100v3.EXE
Additional files:
  • Setup-V1.0.0.10.exe - NETGEAR WNDA3100v3 (Setup Launcher Unicode)
  • WNDA3100v3.EXE - Genie Application (WNDA3100v3 Genie MFC Application)
  • NtgrAdapterUpdate.dll - Netgear Adapter Update Interface (Adapter Update)
  • NtgrAdapterUpdateOld.dll
  • ICSDHCP.dll (by Ralink Technology) - ICSDHCP Dynamic Link Library (ICSDHCP DLL)
  • RaWLAPI.dll - RaWLAPI Dynamic Link Library (RaWLAPI DLL)
  • Ralink.dll - Ralink Dynamic Link Library (Ralink DLL)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • WNDA3100v3.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{9FC96CBE-3B02-42D1-83B1-99A5C0608DC4}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • WNDA3100v3.EXE is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 3.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • WNDA3100v3.EXE is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'WNDA3100v3' which loads as C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WNDA3100v3\WNDA3100v3.EXE.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • WNDA3100v3.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WNDA3100v3\WNDA3100v3.EXE'.

How do I remove NETGEAR WNDA3100v3 Genie?

You can uninstall NETGEAR WNDA3100v3 Genie 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 WNDA3100v3 Genie, 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 WNDA3100v3 Genie.

Win 10 57%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 57.30%
Windows 7 36.28%
Windows Vista 3.54%
Windows XP 2.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 26.46%
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.97%
Windows 10 Pro 17.04%
Windows 7 Professional 8.97%
Windows 8.1 8.74%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.93%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.62% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.62%
  United Kingdom 4.13%
  Italy 2.42%
  France 2.28%
  Norway 0.71%
  DK 0.57%
  Netherlands 0.43%
  Belgium 0.28%
  Sweden 0.28%
  Austria 0.28%
  Germany 0.28%
  Canada 0.28%
  New Zealand 0.14%
  Philippines 0.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 30.49%
Dell 26.01%
Acer 17.04%
ASUS 5.38%
Lenovo 5.38%
Toshiba 2.69%
Intel 1.35%
Packard Bell 0.90%
Common models
ASUS All Series 12.14%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 6.... 2.89%
Acer Aspire XC-603G 2.31%
Dell OptiPlex 745 ... 2.31%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 2.31%
HP 15 Notebook PC 2.31%


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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