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Should I remove ASUS USB-AC53 WLAN Card Utilities/Driver?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #25,192
United States Rank #18,303
Reach 0.0077%

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.0.5.9 57.41%
2.0.1.7 42.59%

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ASUS USB-AC53 WLAN Card Utilities/Driver

What is ASUS USB-AC53 WLAN Card Utilities/Driver?  (from ASUS)

The USB-AC53 presents the first ASUS 802.11ac dual-band 2x2 antenna USB adapter with speeds up to 867Mbps/300Mbps in 5GHz/2.4GHz. Its internal patch (PIFA) antennas offer better network coverage, while the innovative ASUS NetClip helps users flexibly place the USB-AC53 to optimize signal transmission. The package inclu...  Read more

Overview

ASUS USB-AC53 WLAN Card Utilities/Driver is a software program developed by ASUS. The most common release is 2.0.5.9, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The primary executable is named wlanmgr.exe. The setup package generally installs about 25 files and is usually about 65.07 MB (68,232,496 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 62% of users of ASUS USB-AC53 WLAN Card Utilities/Driver come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ASUS\USB-AC53 WLAN Card Utilities
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{242E1F53-6A2F-4173-89CE-8CD5D6A02EEC}\Setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 65.07 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by ASUS USB-AC53 WLAN Card Utilities/Driver

Program executable:wlanmgr.exe
Name:USB-AC53
Wireless LAN Control Manager
Path:C:\Program Files\asus\usb-ac53 wlan card utilities\wlanmgr.exe
MD5:d02b2480a6008a9f0118bbd87d2b9f53
Additional files:
  • ASUSW32N55.dll (by Printing Communications Assoc., (PCAUSA)) - PCAUSA Rawether for Windows (Rawether NDIS API DLL (x86))
  • ProtInstall.exe (by Printing Communications Assoc., (PCAUSA)) - Sample NDIS Protocol Driver (Sample NDIS Protocol Driver Installer)
  • W32N55.dll
  • SetupWireless.exe (by ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC) - ASUS Wireless Router (ASUS Wireless Router Utility)
  • wps_api.dll (by Broadcom) - WPS Enrollee SDK
  • AddTaskSche.exe
  • brcm_wlu.dll
  • vcredist_x64.exe (by Microsoft) - Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (x64) (IExpress Setup)
  • vcredist_x86.exe (by Microsoft) - Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • WlanMgr.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named USBAC53WLANMGR.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • WlanMgr.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'USB-AC53 WLAN Control Center' which loads as C:\Program Files\ASUS\USB-AC53 WLAN Card Utilities\WlanMgr.exe /hide.

How do I remove ASUS USB-AC53 WLAN Card Utilities/Driver?

Quickly and completely remove ASUS USB-AC53 WLAN Card Utilities/Driver from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall ASUS USB-AC53 WLAN Card Utilities/Driver 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ASUS USB-AC53 WLAN Card Utilities/Driver, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 ASUS USB-AC53 WLAN Card Utilities/Driver.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win XP 1%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.93%
Windows 8 45.37%
Windows Vista 2.78%
Windows XP 0.93%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.63%
Windows 8.1 17.59%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.19%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.41%
Windows 7 Professional 7.41%
Windows 10 Home 5.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.04% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.04%
  Canada 5.11%
  United Kingdom 5.11%
  France 2.92%
  Norway 2.92%
  Australia 2.92%
  Sweden 2.92%
  Netherlands 2.92%
  Germany 2.92%
  Belgium 1.46%
  Finland 1.46%
  Russia 1.46%
  Romania 1.46%
  DK 1.46%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.42%
Hewlett-Packard 22.64%
ASUS 20.75%
Acer 13.21%
Lenovo 5.66%
GIGABYTE 3.77%
American Megatrends 3.77%
MSI 1.89%
Gateway 1.89%
Common models
ASUS All Series 16.87%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.41%
Gigabyte Z97X-SLI 2.41%
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 2.41%
Dell Inspiron 620 2.41%
LENOVO 10AR003PRI 2.41%

About ASUS

ASUSTeK Computer, also often called ASUS is a computer hardware & electronics company.
Publisher URL: www.asus.com

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