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What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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VersionDistribution 65.85%
1.00.0000 34.15%

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Wireless-N 150 USB Adapter WNA1000

What is Wireless-N 150 USB Adapter WNA1000?

Wireless-N 150 USB Adapter WNA1000 is the software package that includes the required drivers, configuration and management utilities to support this wireless adapter.


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The setup package generally installs about 19 files and is usually about 6.96 MB (7,296,713 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.netgear.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WNA1000\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{1E61121B-87BA-469B-A294-2516B20AC1D1}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0409
Estimated size: 6.96 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Wireless-N 150 USB Adapter WNA1000

  • WNA1000AdvTool.exe - WNDA3100 (Netgear MFC Application)
  • WNA1000.exe - WNA1000
  • PCANUser.exe (by Printing Communications Assoc., (PCAUSA)) - PCAUSA Rawether for Windows (Rawether Non-Admin User Enabler)
  • jswpsapi.exe (by Atheros Communications) - JumpStart (Jumpstart for Wireless API)
  • jswscimd.dll (by Atheros Communications) - wsimd (Atheros Intermediate Driver Interface)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • WNA1000.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C6769739-EF28-4AB1-B83B-7CDCEEA75DFF}' (runs on registration).
  • jswpsapi.exe runs as a service named 'Jumpstart Wifi Protected Setup' (jswpsapi) "Provides support for running Jumpstart Wifi Protected Setup".

How do I remove Wireless-N 150 USB Adapter WNA1000?

You can uninstall Wireless-N 150 USB Adapter WNA1000 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 Wireless-N 150 USB Adapter WNA1000, 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 Wireless-N 150 USB Adapter WNA1000.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.29%
Windows XP 12.20%
Windows Vista 9.76%
Windows 10 9.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 58.54%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.20%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.32%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.88%
Windows 7 Professional 4.88%
Windows 8 2.44%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.88% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 87.88%
  PR 3.03%
  Germany 3.03%
  France 1.52%
  Switzerland 1.52%
  Austria 1.52%
  Canada 1.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 32.35%
Hewlett-Packard 23.53%
Acer 20.59%
Toshiba 5.88%
Alienware 2.94%
Sahara 2.94%
MSI 2.94%
Medion 2.94%
Intel 2.94%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 570 5.71%
TOSHIBA Satellite T135 2.86%
TOSHIBA Satellite P745 2.86%
MSI MS-7752 2.86%
Micro-Star MS-7596 2.86%
Micro-Star Co., Ltd. FX72... 2.86%


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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