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Should I remove NETGEAR WNDA4100 Genie?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,924
United States Rank #5,835
Reach 0.0317%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.50 days
604.83 days >
Average installed length: 317.79 days


VersionDistribution 2.56% 4.81% 74.52% 5.61% 12.50%

Typically installed together

Other programs by NETGEAR


What is NETGEAR WNDA4100 Genie?  (from NETGEAR)

NETGEAR N900 WiFi Dual Band USB Adapter connects your notebook or desktop computer to a wireless network with fast N900 wireless speeds and is perfect for demanding applications like streaming 3D HD video, downloading and multi-player gaming. Dual band reduces WiFi interference and offers better range for online gamers...  Read more


NETGEAR WNDA4100 Genie is a software program developed by NETGEAR. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 programs's main executable is WNDA4100.EXE and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 9.74 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 9 files and is usually about 20.35 MB (21,342,050 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 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 87% of users of NETGEAR WNDA4100 Genie come from the United States, it is also popular in Australia and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.netgear.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WNDA4100\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{422FB885-2E3D-4F0C-8C47-BF4336B5318B}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0409
Estimated size: 20.35 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NETGEAR WNDA4100 Genie

Program executable:WNDA4100.EXE
Name:Genie Application
WNDA4100 Genie MFC Application
Signed by:NETGEAR
Path:C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WNDA4100\WNDA4100.EXE
Additional files:
  • WNDA4100.exe - Genie Application (WNDA4100 Genie MFC Application)
  • NtgrAdapterUpdate.dll - Netgear Adapter Update Interface (Adapter Update)
  • NtgrAdapterUpdateOld.dll
  • ICSDHCP.dll (by Ralink Technology) - ICSDHCP Dynamic Link Library (ICSDHCP DLL)
  • Ralink.dll - Ralink Dynamic Link Library (Ralink DLL)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • WNDA4100.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{A363DCB8-7280-40FE-8674-353312A7CB9B}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • WNDA4100.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WNDA4100\WNDA4100.EXE'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:9.74 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000218593%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001377%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000809%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:206,894,124
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:245 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove NETGEAR WNDA4100 Genie?

You can uninstall NETGEAR WNDA4100 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 WNDA4100 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 WNDA4100 Genie.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.83%
Windows 10 23.88%
Windows Vista 6.25%
Windows XP 3.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.61%
Windows 7 Professional 12.64%
Windows 10 Home 7.78%
Windows 8.1 5.35%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.86%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.13% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.13%
  Australia 2.86%
  Germany 2.35%
  Canada 2.25%
  Austria 0.82%
  France 0.72%
  Switzerland 0.72%
  United Kingdom 0.72%
  Sweden 0.41%
  DK 0.41%
  Belgium 0.31%
  Netherlands 0.31%
  Spain 0.20%
  Italy 0.20%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 32.93%
Hewlett-Packard 29.61%
Acer 8.76%
ASUS 7.55%
Toshiba 4.23%
Intel 2.11%
Lenovo 2.11%
Gateway 1.51%
Alienware 0.91%
Common models
Dell XPS 8500 4.31%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.87%
ASUS All Series 2.87%
Dell Inspiron 530 2.39%
Dell OptiPlex 745 ... 2.39%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 1.91%


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

comments3 comments

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AMBuelover a year ago
I have experienced around 50% cpu usage constantly since September, updating helped until the first restart.
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PaPaRickover a year ago
The device works fine. I have seen no issues on Windows XP or Windows 7.
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Edenover a year ago
The processor WNDA4100.EXE causes the system high cpu since Netgears new update September 2013 it needs a new update to fix high cpu usage running on windows xp pro. This product may work better on newer hardware and Operating System but should not be an excuse for a product thats usb 2.0 and 1.0 compatible. NetGear fix it!