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8% remove it92% keep it
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NETGEAR XAV101 Configuration Utility

What is NETGEAR XAV101 Configuration Utility?  (from NETGEAR)

The XAV101 Configuration utility supports firmware upgrade. Connect your PC to one of XAV101 devices and run the XAV101 Configuration utility. You can upgrade all of XAV101 devices in you home through the device.


NETGEAR XAV101 Configuration Utility is a program developed by NETGEAR. The most used version 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 installer includes 5 files and is usually about 3.04 MB (3,182,895 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 64% of users of NETGEAR XAV101 Configuration Utility come from the United States, it is also popular in France and New Zealand.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Netgear.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NETGEAR XAV101 Configuration Utility\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{BB3194A0-B33D-45DB-B386-94C458292FC6}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0409
Estimated size: 3.04 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NETGEAR XAV101 Configuration Utility

  • NETGEAR XAV101 Configuration Utility.exe - NETGEAR XAV101 Configuration Utiltiy
  • NETGEAR XAV101 Upgrade Tool.exe - NETGEAR XAV101 Upgrade Tool
  • PLCLIB32.dll (by Intellon) - PCAUSA Rawether for Windows (Rawether NDIS API DLL (X86))
  • KillProc.exe (by SERCOMM) - KillProc Application (KillProc MFC Application)
  • RunUninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • NETGEAR XAV101 Upgrade Tool.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C519233A-7AAB-4D23-B646-6857B9DBF871}' (runs on registration).
  • NETGEAR XAV101 Configuration Utility.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DA9D7C40-DC29-42D5-BC63-93E387111BB4}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove NETGEAR XAV101 Configuration Utility?

You can uninstall NETGEAR XAV101 Configuration Utility 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 XAV101 Configuration Utility, 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 XAV101 Configuration Utility.

Win 7 (SP1) 55%
Win Vista (SP2) 5%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.00%
Windows XP 20.00%
Windows 10 20.00%
Windows Vista 5.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 20.00%
Windows Vista Ultimate 5.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro with Medi... 5.00%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.29%
  France 28.57%
  New Zealand 3.57%
  Italy 3.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 31.25%
Dell 18.75%
Hewlett-Packard 18.75%
Sony 12.50%
Medion 6.25%
Intel 6.25%
American Megatrends 6.25%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L300 6.67%
Sony VGN-NW270F 6.67%
Sony VGN-FZ21M 6.67%
Sony VGC-RB42G 6.67%
MSI MS-7592 6.67%


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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