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7% remove it93% keep it
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SMCWUSB-N2 Wireless Utility


SMCWUSB-N2 Wireless Utility is a software program developed by SMC Netowrks. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The primary executable is named smcwusb-n2 wireless utility.exe. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 808.29 KB (827,684 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 86% of users of SMCWUSB-N2 Wireless Utility come from the United States, it is also popular in Spain and Portugal.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\SMC\SMCWUSB-N2
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{D960A153-9447-4003-8ED0-C86858C11BCC}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 808.29 KB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by SMCWUSB-N2 Wireless Utility

Program executable:smcwusb-n2 wireless utility.exe
Name:SMCWUSB-N2 Wireless Utility
Path:C:\Program Files\smc\smcwusb-n2\smcwusb-n2 wireless utility.exe
Additional files:
  • wsimdbub.exe (by Atheros Communication) - wsimdbub (wsimd bind unbind utility)
  • oemres.dll - oemres (OEM Resource DLL)
  • jswscpstore.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • SMCWUSB-N2 Wireless Utility.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'SMCWUSB-N2 Wireless Utility' which loads as "C:\Programas\SMC\SMCWUSB-N2\SMCWUSB-N2 Wireless Utility.exe" -nogui.

How do I remove SMCWUSB-N2 Wireless Utility?

You can uninstall SMCWUSB-N2 Wireless 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 SMCWUSB-N2 Wireless 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 SMCWUSB-N2 Wireless Utility.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win Vista (SP1) 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.67%
Windows Vista 13.33%
Windows XP 10.00%
Windows 10 10.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 25.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.00%
Windows 7 Professional 6.67%
Windows 10 Home 5.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

85.57% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 85.57%
  Spain 5.15%
  Portugal 4.12%
  Canada 4.12%
  New Zealand 1.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.42%
Dell 29.17%
Acer 14.58%
American Megatrends 6.25%
ASUS 6.25%
Sahara 2.08%
Lenovo 2.08%
Common models
Compaq-Presario RR495AA-A... 4.17%
Dell Inspiron 545 4.17%
HP-Pavilion NY428AA-ABA p... 4.17%
TOSHIBA Satellite C55-A 2.08%
Sony VPCZ128GG 2.08%
Packard Bell imedia S3810 2.08%


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