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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,754
United States Rank #13,076
Reach 0.0123%


2.7.7 0.82%
2.7.2 0.82%
2.4.9 2.88%
2.4.3 5.76%
2.3.25 0.82%
2.3.20 4.94%
2.3.19 3.70%
2.3.5 4.94%
2.3.2 7.00%
2.3.1 0.41%
2.2.40 0.41%
2.2.37 3.70%
2.2.36 17.28%
2.2.34 4.12%
2.2.32 0.41%
2.2.26 7.41%
2.2.25 7.41%
2.2.24 0.82%
2.2.14 7.00%
2.2.8 7.82%
2.2.6 1.23%
2.2.4 3.70%
2.1.9 2.06%
2.1.6 4.12%
2.0.8 0.41%

Other programs by NETGEAR

ProSafe Plus Utility

What is ProSafe Plus Utility?  (from NETGEAR)

To take advantage of the enhanced features on ProSafeĀ® Plus switches you can install and use the ProSafeĀ® Plus Switch Utility. The utility is on the Resource CD shipped with ProSafeĀ® Plus switches. The utility uses two network programs, WinPcap and Adobe AIR, to process network commands. If not already installed on y...  Read more


ProSafe Plus Utility is a program developed by NETGEAR. The most used version is 2.2.36, with over 98% of all installations currently using this 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 main program executable is ProSafe Plus Utility.exe. The software installer includes 16 files and is usually about 17.53 MB (18,383,977 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 69% of users of ProSafe Plus Utility come from the United States, it is also popular in Netherlands and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.NetGear.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NetGear\ProSafe Plus Utility\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{AA42EDB4-A4F2-4386-A0BD-3CF8C3B71BF2}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 17.53 MB

Program filesFiles installed by ProSafe Plus Utility

Program executable:ProSafe Plus Utility.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\NetGear\ProSafe Plus Utility\ProSafe Plus Utility.exe
Additional files:
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ssleay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/)
  • AdobeAIRInstaller.exe (by Adobe Systems) - Adobe AIR 1.5.2 (Adobe AIR Installer)
  • WinPcap_4_1_3.exe (by Riverbed Technology) - WinPcap 4.1.3 (WinPcap 4.1.3 installer)
  • Packet_32.dll (by CACE Technologies) - WinPcap (packet.dll (Vista) Dynamic Link Library)
  • wpcap_32.dll (by CACE Technologies) - wpcap.dll Dynamic Link Library - based on libpcap 1.0rel0b branch (20091008)
  • NetGearServer.exe
  • NsdpClient.exe
  • NsdpManager.exe
  • ProSafe Plus Utility.exe
  • pthreadVC_32.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • NsdpManager.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\NetGear\ProSafe Plus Utility\NsdpManager.exe'.
  • NetGearServer.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\NetGear\ProSafe Plus Utility\NetGearServer.exe'.
  • ProSafe Plus Utility.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\NetGear\ProSafe Plus Utility\ProSafe Plus Utility.exe'.

How do I remove ProSafe Plus Utility?

You can uninstall ProSafe Plus 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 ProSafe Plus 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 ProSafe Plus Utility.

Win 10 48%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 47.74%
Windows 7 47.33%
Windows XP 2.88%
Windows Vista 1.65%
Windows Server 2003 0.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Pro 21.34%
Windows 7 Professional 20.50%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.64%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.79%
Windows 10 Home 7.95%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.44%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.79% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.79%
  Netherlands 6.06%
  United Kingdom 4.24%
  Italy 3.33%
  Germany 2.42%
  Australia 2.12%
  Sweden 2.12%
  Belgium 1.52%
  Canada 1.52%
  Switzerland 1.52%
  Czech Republic 1.21%
  Poland 1.21%
  Spain 0.91%
  DK 0.91%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 34.59%
Hewlett-Packard 29.32%
ASUS 9.02%
Acer 9.02%
Lenovo 3.01%
Intel 2.26%
Toshiba 2.26%
Alienware 1.50%
Samsung 1.50%
American Megatrends 0.75%
Medion 0.75%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.93%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.08%
Dell Latitude E6520 2.54%
HP ENVY dv7 Notebook PC 1.69%
Alienware M18xR2 1.69%


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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