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Should I remove AX88179_AX88178A Windows XP_Vista Drivers?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 163.71 days
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Average installed length: 168.63 days


VersionDistribution 14.29% 14.29% 71.43%

AX88179_AX88178A Windows XP_Vista Drivers

What is AX88179_AX88178A Windows XP_Vista Drivers?

This is the software driver package for the ASIX chip.

About  (from ASIX Electronics)

AX88179 is the USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet controller which integrates USB 3.0 PHY and 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet MAC/PHY in a single chip.


AX88179_AX88178A Windows XP_Vista Drivers is a program developed by ASIX Electronics. The most used version 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 software installer includes 3 files and is usually about 5.26 MB (5,513,912 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows Vista (SP2). While about 69% of users of AX88179_AX88178A Windows XP_Vista Drivers come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and CY.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.asix.com.tw
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ASIX Electronics Corporation\AX88179_AX88178A Windows XP_Vista Drivers\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{CAD891A3-A1D1-43A9-A5FA-54AF8CFEF3AC}\xp_setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 5.26 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AX88179_AX88178A Windows XP_Vista 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

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • DPInst.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{68877F44-465C-4915-80C1-C93C2E883079}' (runs on registration).
  • devcon.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D9676235-F5A4-4156-9B56-593268781226}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove AX88179_AX88178A Windows XP_Vista Drivers?

Quickly and completely remove AX88179_AX88178A Windows XP_Vista 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 AX88179_AX88178A Windows XP_Vista 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 AX88179_AX88178A Windows XP_Vista 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 AX88179_AX88178A Windows XP_Vista Drivers.

Win XP 86%
Win Vista (SP2) 14%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 85.71%
Windows Vista 14.29%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 85.71%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 14.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.23% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.23%
  Germany 15.38%
  CY 7.69%
  Russia 7.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 75.00%
American Megatrends 25.00%
Common models
Dell MM061 25.00%
Dell Dell DV051 25.00%
ECS GeForce7050M-M 25.00%
Dell Computer OptiPlex SX... 25.00%


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