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AX88178 Windows 7 Drivers

What is AX88178 Windows 7 Drivers?

This is the software driver package for the ASIX chip.

About  (from ASIX Electronics)

The AX88178 USB to 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet/HomePNA/HomePlug controller is a high performance and highly integrated ASIC with embedded 40KB SRAM for packet buffering. It enables low cost and affordable Gigabit Ethernet network connection to desktop, notebook PC, and embedded system using popular USB ports. It has a...  Read more


AX88178 Windows 7 Drivers is a software program developed by ASIX Electronics. The most common release 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 setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 5.31 MB (5,567,216 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 61% of users of AX88178 Windows 7 Drivers come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Japan.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.asix.com.tw
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ASIX Electronics Corporation\AX88178 Windows 7 Drivers\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{A9C5A51D-BC22-41E0-8C0A-E85E74B810CE}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0410 -removeonly
Estimated size: 5.31 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AX88178 Windows 7 Drivers

  • devcon.exe (by Windows (R) Win 7 DDK provider) - Windows (R) Win 7 DDK driver (Windows Setup API)
  • DPInst.exe (by Microsoft) - Driver Package Installer (DPInst) (Driver Package Installer)
  • WdfCoInstaller01009.dll (by Microsoft) - WDF Coinstaller

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DPInst.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D1C5DD5F-EA89-4604-8D19-25846AC0DEB5}'.

How do I remove AX88178 Windows 7 Drivers?

Quickly and completely remove AX88178 Windows 7 Drivers from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall AX88178 Windows 7 Drivers 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 AX88178 Windows 7 Drivers, 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 AX88178 Windows 7 Drivers.

Win 7 (SP1) 83%
Win 7 4%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 86.79%
Windows 8 13.21%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.46%
Windows 7 Professional 30.77%
Windows 7 Enterprise 9.62%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.69%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.85%
Windows 10 Home 3.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.43%
  Canada 10.00%
  Japan 8.57%
  United Kingdom 5.71%
  Italy 2.86%
  Hong Kong 1.43%
  South Africa 1.43%
  Uruguay 1.43%
  France 1.43%
  Australia 1.43%
  Mexico 1.43%
  Philippines 1.43%
  Israel 1.43%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 37.50%
ASUS 12.50%
Lenovo 10.42%
Toshiba 8.33%
Acer 6.25%
Hewlett-Packard 6.25%
Sony 4.17%
Samsung 2.08%
Intel 2.08%
Apple 2.08%
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Dell Inspiron 560 4.35%
Acer Aspire 5742Z 2.17%
LENOVO 20175 2.17%


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