How to Uninstall Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport

By Ruri Ranbe

The Microsoft Virtual Wi-Fi Miniport is a virtual network adapter that functions alongside your computer's physical network adapter, enabling your PC to connect to more than one network at a time. If you do not use the virtual Wi-Fi service, however, or if the Miniport adapter is interfering with your network connections, you can un-install the adapter from the computer and disable the virtual Wi-Fi service.

Step 1

Log in to Windows as an administrator. Click "Start," and then enter "command" or "cmd" into the search box. Right-click "Cmd.exe" or "Command Prompt."

Step 2

Select "Run As Administrator" from the context menu. Input "net start VirtualWiFiService" into the command-line prompt.

Step 3

Press "Enter" to activate the Microsoft Virtual Wi-Fi service. Click "Start," and then right-click "Network." Select "Properties" from the context menu to open the Network and Sharing Center.

Step 4

Click "Change Adapter Settings" from the left pane to open Network Connections. Right-click the Virtual Wi-Fi Miniport adapter.

Step 5

Select "Properties" from the context menu. Click the "Uninstall" button and follow the on-screen instructions to un-install the Microsoft Virtual Wi-Fi Miniport.

Step 6

Click "OK." Return to Command Prompt and type "net stop VirtualWiFiService" into the prompt. Press "Enter" to disable the Wi-Fi service.

Step 7

Type "VirtualWiFiSvc.exe -remove" into Command Prompt, and then press "Enter" to un-install the service.