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Should I remove inSSIDer 3?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,148
United States Rank #2,771
Reach 0.2996%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 20.84 days
614.89 days >
Average installed length: 323.08 days


VersionDistribution 73.62% 13.46% 11.33% 0.66% 0.42% 0.51%

Typically installed together

inSSIDer 3

What is inSSIDer 3?

inSSIDer is Wi-Fi network scanner software for Microsoft Windows from MetaGeek, LLC.

About  (from MetaGeek)

inSSIDer from MetaGeek is a free Wi-Fi network scanner for Windows Vista and Windows XP. Because NetStumbler doesn't work well with Vista and 64-bit XP, we built an open-source Wi-Fi network scanner designed for the current generation of Windows operating systems. Inspect your Wi-Fi and surrounding networks. You can: S...  Read more


inSSIDer 3 is a program developed by MetaGeek. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 software installer includes 54 files and is usually about 3.62 MB (3,792,896 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 38% of users of inSSIDer 3 come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\metageek\inssider 3
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{5BB0D82A-4EED-477B-858E-1D5B01560BF5}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 3.62 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by inSSIDer 3

  • inssider.exe - inSSIDer
  • metageek.shared.wpf.unhandledexceptionhandler.dll - BlackEye (Exception Handler)
  • metageek.shared.resourcesatellite.dll - MetaGeek.Shared.ResourceSatellite
  • inssider.shared.infrastructure.dll - Inssider.Shared.Infrastructure
  • metageek.shared.infrastructure.dll - MetaGeek.Shared.Infrastructure
  • gongsolutions.wpf.dragdrop.dll - GongSolutions.Wpf.DragDrop
  • metageek.shared.metrics.dll - MetaGeek.Shared.Metrics
  • wpflocalizeextension.dll (by Root-Project) - WPFLocalizeExtension
  • xamlmarkupextensions.dll (by ukma) - XAMLMarkupExtensions
  • eqatec.analytics.monitor.dll (by EQATEC A/S) - AnalyticsMonitor
  • applimit.netsparkle.dll (by Dirk Eisenberg) - NetSparkle

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • inssider.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FDE4DD26-9595-41C9-B8CB-C168B312E580}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove inSSIDer 3?

You can uninstall inSSIDer 3 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 inSSIDer 3, 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 inSSIDer 3.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.48%
Windows 10 30.39%
Windows Vista 4.06%
Windows XP 0.07%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.12%
Windows 7 Professional 13.27%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.66%
Windows 8.1 7.79%
Windows 8.1 Pro 4.72%
Windows 10 Home 3.59%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.42% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.42%
  Germany 13.11%
  United Kingdom 8.42%
  Netherlands 6.94%
  Canada 2.84%
  Belgium 2.33%
  Italy 1.93%
  Brazil 1.78%
  France 1.74%
  Australia 1.44%
  Sweden 1.32%
  Spain 1.26%
  DK 1.21%
  Poland 1.20%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 24.33%
Dell 19.08%
Acer 18.09%
ASUS 12.37%
Toshiba 6.52%
Samsung 6.19%
Lenovo 4.70%
Medion 3.98%
MSI 1.04%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.17%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.54%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.33%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 2.34%
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 2.06%
Dell XPS 8300 1.92%

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misuricover a year ago
For my taste ,older version better less *advertising*