What is WNDA3100v2.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the WNDA3100v2.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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WNDA3100v2.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with WNDA3100v2
WNDA3100v2.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Netgear belongs to software NETGEAR WNDA3100v2 wireless USB by NETGEAR ( or NETGEAR TAIWAN CO., LTD.

Description: WNDA3100v2.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The WNDA3100v2.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 8,453,376 bytes (35% of all occurrences), 3,280,896 bytes and 5 more variants. 
The WNDA3100v2.exe file is not a Windows system file. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The program has no visible window. The file is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. WNDA3100v2.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 48% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you are having problems with WNDA3100v2.exe, you can do the following:
  1) safely remove the program using the uninstall program of NETGEAR WNDA3100v2 wireless USB (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program)
  2) search for help on the company's website.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as WNDA3100v2.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the WNDA3100v2.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

WNDA3100v2.exe is a program that makes your network adapter run, if you stop said process or disable/remove the wireless network adapter you might run into the issue that you don't have any internet connection. Please consider updating this page as it stats that the process has 51% dangerous rating while it is needed to have internet.

Summary: Average user rating of WNDA3100v2.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks WNDA3100v2.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving WNDA3100v2 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with WNDA3100v2. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the WNDA3100v2.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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