How to Remove NETGEAR Genie More Easily? – Windows Guides

You’re going to learn how to correctly remove NETGEAR Genie on this page. If you think this is useful, share it with your friends who are also stuck in this removal.

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NETGEAR Genie is a free software for you to monitor programs on the system. With it, you can remotely control multimedia of your family network through MyMedia, print documents through AirPrint, iPad or iPhone, and check what devices are connected to the network.

Since there are so many software online today for your choice, it’s important to pick the most useful ones for your limited drives and prevent the redundant from invading.

In many cases, after removal of a program with the regular means and your PC restart some entries remain in the system registry, slowing down its performance. So to completely remove NETGEAR Genie, you need to conduct a separate removal for them. Sound tedious? Just follow our guides on this page, and you will find the process may not be as complicated as you think.

Step by Step to Manually Remove NETGEAR Genie

This one is currently the most common version, accounted for over 75% in all installations. During the installation process, it adds registry entries for the current user account of the computer, so that each time Windows loads (the schedule varies depending on the program version), the program runs automatically. Knowing this may help you understand and better perform the steps to remove NETGEAR Genie.

1. Completely shut down the program to ensure a smooth removal.

Check the System Tray in the bottom-right corner of your screen, if you see the icon of NETGEAR Genie, right-click on it and select Exit/Quit/Close/Shut Down.

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Then right-click on the Taskbar and select Task Manager to check whether there are any related processes that are running in the background. If there is, select it and click End task.

2. Open the Programs and Features.

In the bottom-left corner of your screen, right-click the Start button, and select Programs and Features. Then you will be brought to the list of currently installed programs.

3. Activate the removal.

In the list, locate NETGEAR Genie and double click it to start the removal. Just follow the prompts to proceed, and it will automatically finish the removal within a few minutes. But you’re not done just yet.

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4. Its registry keys are still staying on your system; you need to manually hunt them down.

Windows 8: Press and hold the Windows key + C on your keyboard, and you will see the charms bar on the right. Select Search, type “regedit” in the box and select it to open the Registry Editor.

Windows 10: In the bottom-left corner of your screen, you can see a search box on the taskbar. Enter “regedit” to open the Registry Editor.

5. Delete the remaining files (registry entries) from the system.

In the Registry Editor, delete these two folders:

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Essentware
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Essentware

Then click Edit > Find…, and enter “NETGEAR Genie” to check if there is any other remaining files to delete.

6. Restart your computer to take effect.

Method Three: How Do I Easily Remove NETGEAR Genie

With this tool, only three steps to fulfill the task. After that, you can check if there is any other program you want to uninstall, then use it again.

1. Get the removal tool.
After successful installation of Max Uninstaller > open it.

2. Scan and start the removal.
Find NETGEAR Genie in the list of Step 1 > Select it and press “Run Analysis” on the left to scan > keep all displayed items checked and press “Complete Uninstall”.

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3. Remove the program’s leftovers.
Wait until this part finishes and the below green “Scan Leftovers” button turns into green > Click on it to proceed with the removal > The registry keys will be presented > keep all of them checked and hit “Delete Leftovers” to completely remove NETGEAR Genie.

Then you can go back to Step 1 and check whether the removal is successful.

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Play this video to know the whole process within one minute:

All the above guides are safe to take. Hopefully they can be fully understood. Your message is welcome for further discussion towards this subject. You can search the name of another unwanted program on this website to find its removal solutions. System maintenance could be easier than you think as long as you’d like to spend a little time on learning :)

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