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Should I remove Qualcomm Atheros Fast Reconnect?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #8,499
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.33 days
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Average installed length: 377.04 days


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Qualcomm Atheros Fast Reconnect

What is Qualcomm Atheros Fast Reconnect?  (from Qualcomm Atheros)

Qualcomm® Direct Connect™ technology enables two or more Wi-Fi®-enabled devices to easily connect directly to establish a network of wireless connectivity without transmitting through an access point. Allows devices to maintain robust connectivity to the AP while switching directly to peer devices with Qualcomm Atheros...  Read more


Qualcomm Atheros Fast Reconnect is a program developed by Qualcomm Atheros. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The main program executable is Ath_WlanAgent.exe. The setup package is about 82.75 MB (86,773,825 bytes) when donwloaded. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 29% of users of Qualcomm Atheros Fast Reconnect come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.qualcomm.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Qualcomm Atheros Fast Reconnect
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{0CA2063D-D43F-41F2-A8AC-A3C4A4C722D2}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 82.75 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Qualcomm Atheros Fast Reconnect

Program executable:Ath_WlanAgent.exe
Name:Ath_Coex Application
Atheros Coex Service Application
Path:C:\Program Files\Qualcomm Atheros Fast Reconnect\Ath_WlanAgent.exe
  • Ath_WlanAgent.exe (by Atheros) - Ath_Coex Application (Atheros Coex Service Application)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • Ath_WlanAgent.exe runs as a service named 'ZAtheros Wlan Agent' (ZAtheros Wlan Agent) "Atheros agent for Wlan".

How do I remove Qualcomm Atheros Fast Reconnect?

You can uninstall Qualcomm Atheros Fast Reconnect 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 Qualcomm Atheros Fast Reconnect, 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 Qualcomm Atheros Fast Reconnect.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 88.58%
Windows 10 10.94%
Windows XP 0.34%
Windows Server 2003 0.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 43.92%
Windows 7 Ultimate 30.59%
Windows 7 Professional 10.22%
Windows 10 Home 5.80%
Windows 10 Pro 2.49%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.24%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.94% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.94%
  Germany 9.14%
  Brazil 6.13%
  Italy 4.72%
  France 4.54%
  United Kingdom 4.48%
  Canada 3.68%
  MA 3.25%
  Spain 3.07%
  Netherlands 2.27%
  Romania 1.72%
  Australia 1.41%
  Sweden 1.29%
  Belgium 1.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 89.11%
Hewlett-Packard 3.51%
ASUS 2.49%
Dell 1.90%
Lenovo 1.68%
Samsung 0.58%
Toshiba 0.44%
Common models
Acer Aspire S3 14.58%
Acer Aspire 5742G 13.97%
Acer Aspire 5742 8.85%
Acer Aspire 5250 7.63%
Acer Aspire 5733 7.48%
Acer Aspire 5733Z 7.18%

About Qualcomm Atheros

Qualcomm Atheros is a developer of semiconductors for network communications, most noteably wireless chipsets for the IEEE 802.
Publisher URL: www.atheros.com


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