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9% remove it91% keep it
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Qualcomm SmartNet Controller

What is Qualcomm SmartNet Controller?

Qualcomm SmartNet Controller is used by the network controller to provide network connectivity and functionality.


Qualcomm SmartNet Controller is a software program developed by Qualcomm Atheros. The primary executable is named asav.exe. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 3.85 MB (4,035,313 bytes). 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 32% of users of Qualcomm SmartNet Controller come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.qca.qualcomm.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Atheros ASAV
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{2BE418FB-C984-409E-9322-D44E8F394106}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 3.85 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Qualcomm SmartNet Controller

Program executable:asav.exe
Name:QUALCOMM ATHEROS SmartNet Controller
Path:C:\Program Files\Atheros ASAV\asav.exe
Additional files:
  • AthrTS6_x64.sys
  • AthrTS6_x86.sys

How do I remove Qualcomm SmartNet Controller?

You can uninstall Qualcomm SmartNet Controller 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 SmartNet Controller, 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 SmartNet Controller.

Win 7 (SP1) 77%
Win 7 1%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.69%
Windows 10 21.31%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.83%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.41%
Windows 7 Professional 19.89%
Windows 10 Pro 7.73%
Windows 10 Home 3.31%
Windows 7 Enterprise 2.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.86% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.86%
  Germany 8.82%
  France 8.82%
  Australia 6.37%
  United Kingdom 4.90%
  Taiwan 3.43%
  Russia 2.94%
  Canada 2.45%
  Netherlands 1.96%
  South Africa 1.96%
  Belgium 1.47%
  Greece 1.47%
  Indonesia 1.47%
  Italy 1.47%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 27.59%
ASUS 22.41%
Hewlett-Packard 17.24%
Dell 5.17%
MSI 1.72%
Lenovo 1.72%
Common models
Micro-Star Co., Ltd. GT70 6.67%
Gigabyte Tecohnology Co.,... 6.67%
Gigabyte Z97MX-Gaming 5 6.67%
Gigabyte Z68A-D3H-B3 6.67%
Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming 3 6.67%
Gigabyte P55A-UD3 6.67%

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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