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Should I remove NirSoft Wireless Network Watcher?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,301
United States Rank #1,455
Reach 0.5287%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.79 days
377.16 days >
Average installed length: 198.17 days

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NirSoft Wireless Network Watcher

What is NirSoft Wireless Network Watcher?  (from NirSoft)

Wireless Network Watcher is a small utility that scans your wireless network and displays the list of all computers and devices that are currently connected to your network. For every computer or device that is connected to your network, the following information is displayed: IP address, MAC address, the company that...  Read more


NirSoft Wireless Network Watcher is a program developed by NirSoft. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. The main program executable is WNetWatcher.exe. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 736.92 KB (754,604 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 46% of users of NirSoft Wireless Network Watcher come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and MA.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nirsoft.net/utils/wireless_network_watcher.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NirSoft\Wireless Network Watcher
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\NirSoft\Wireless Network Watcher\uninst.exe"
Estimated size: 736.92 KB

Program filesFiles installed by NirSoft Wireless Network Watcher

Program executable:WNetWatcher.exe
Name:Wireless Network Watcher
Path:C:\Program Files\NirSoft\Wireless Network Watcher\WNetWatcher.exe
Additional files:
  • WNetWatcher.exe - Wireless Network Watcher
  • uninst.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • WNetWatcher.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'Wireless Network Watcher' and executes as C:\Program Files\NirSoft\Wireless Network Watcher\WNetWatcher.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.73 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0037798786%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00173728%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00204260%
0.015104% average

How do I remove NirSoft Wireless Network Watcher?

You can uninstall NirSoft Wireless Network Watcher 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 NirSoft Wireless Network Watcher, 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 NirSoft Wireless Network Watcher.

Win 7 (SP1) 52%
Win 10 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.84%
Windows 10 33.60%
Windows XP 4.92%
Windows Vista 3.64%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 25.08%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.65%
Windows 7 Professional 10.96%
Windows 10 Home 9.00%
Windows 8.1 5.41%
Windows 10 Pro 5.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.64% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.64%
  Germany 9.64%
  MA 3.91%
  DZ 3.50%
  Spain 2.99%
  Italy 2.76%
  United Kingdom 2.06%
  Egypt 2.02%
  IQ 1.98%
  Canada 1.93%
  France 1.70%
  Netherlands 1.66%
  Iran 1.27%
  Brazil 1.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.42%
Dell 22.83%
Acer 18.05%
ASUS 8.38%
Toshiba 7.46%
Lenovo 3.42%
Samsung 2.40%
Medion 1.08%
Intel 0.97%
American Megatrends 0.81%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.51%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 6.20%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.63%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.54%
ASUS All Series 2.88%
Dell Inspiron 3521 2.05%

About (from NirSoft)

NirSoft web site provides a unique collection of small and useful freeware utilities, all of them developed by Nir Sofer.
Publisher URL: www.nirsoft.net


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