25,474,935 programs installed

Should I remove Atheros Communications Inc. AR81Family Gigabit/Fast Ethernet Driver?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Excellent
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #92
United States Rank #143
Reach 6.0253%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.08 days
739.84 days >
Average installed length: 388.73 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
2.1.0.21 0.32%
2.1.0.19 0.12%
2.1.0.17 0.42%
2.1.0.16 0.09%
2.1.0.15 0.45%
2.1.0.13 0.55%
2.1.0.12 0.24%
2.1.0.7 11.44%
2.1.0.6 3.22%
2.1.0.5 0.77%
2.1.0.4 2.05%
2.1.0.2 0.02%
2.1.0.1 0.04%
2.0.15.16 2.03%
2.0.14.15 1.84%
2.0.13.18 0.01%
2.0.12.13 4.40%
2.0.11.15 0.30%
2.0.11.12 0.98%
2.0.9.13 0.05%
2.0.9.9 1.41%
2.0.8.12 0.05%
2.0.8.8 3.74%
2.0.7.9 0.02%
2.0.4.4 3.21%
1.0.2.51 0.04%
1.0.2.43 6.32%
1.0.1.50 0.01%
1.0.1.47 0.75%
1.0.1.42 2.77%
1.0.0.49 0.02%
1.0.0.47 0.01%
1.0.0.46 0.11%
1.0.0.45 0.33%
1.0.0.44 0.31%
1.0.0.43 0.36%
1.0.0.41 0.08%
1.0.0.40 0.10%
1.0.0.39 3.84%
1.0.0.37 0.38%
1.0.0.36 13.83%
1.0.0.35 3.77%
1.0.0.34 0.06%
1.0.0.33 2.17%
1.0.0.32 0.29%
1.0.0.31 0.61%
1.0.0.29 1.03%
1.0.0.27 3.46%
1.0.0.26 5.78%
1.0.0.24 0.84%
1.0.0.23 2.73%
66 versions

Other programs by Atheros Communications

Atheros Communications Inc. AR81Family Gigabit/Fast Ethernet Driver

What is Atheros Communications Inc. AR81Family Gigabit/Fast Ethernet Driver?

Atheros Communications Inc. Gigabit/Fast Ethernet Driver provides functionality for Atheros AR81 ethernet controller devices.

Overview

Atheros Communications Inc. AR81Family Gigabit/Fast Ethernet Driver is a program developed by Atheros Communications. The most used version is 1.0.0.36, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 41% of users of Atheros Communications Inc. AR81Family Gigabit/Fast Ethernet Driver come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.atheros.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Atheros Communications Inc.\Atheros Communications Inc.(R) AR81Family Gigabit/Fast Ethernet Driver
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{3108C217-BE83-42E4-AE9E-A56A2A92E549}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x000e -removeonly
Warning, the uninstaller has been known to not fully remove the program.
Language: English

How do I remove Atheros Communications Inc. AR81Family Gigabit/Fast Ethernet Driver?

Quickly and completely remove Atheros Communications Inc.(R) AR81Family Gigabit/Fast Ethernet 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 Atheros Communications Inc. AR81Family Gigabit/Fast Ethernet 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 Atheros Communications Inc.(R) AR81Family Gigabit/Fast Ethernet 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 Atheros Communications Inc. AR81Family Gigabit/Fast Ethernet Driver.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win 8 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#92

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.21%
Windows 8 17.01%
Windows XP 4.67%
Windows Vista 1.08%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 49.16%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.70%
Windows 8 8.92%
Windows 7 Professional 6.40%
Microsoft Windows XP 4.68%
Windows 7 Starter 3.29%

Distribution by countryGeography

41.03% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 41.03%
  Germany 7.95%
  United Kingdom 2.94%
  Brazil 2.61%
  Taiwan 2.60%
  Canada 2.60%
  Italy 2.31%
  Iran 2.17%
  France 2.13%
  Australia 2.06%
  Japan 1.67%
  Egypt 1.59%
  Spain 1.51%
  Indonesia 1.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 28.54%
Toshiba 25.35%
ASUS 17.51%
Lenovo 10.35%
GIGABYTE 4.84%
Dell 3.96%
Hewlett-Packard 3.62%
Medion 3.07%
American Megatrends 1.34%
Alienware 0.69%
MSI 0.32%
Samsung 0.20%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 2.84%
TOSHIBA Satellite L755 2.40%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 2.40%
TOSHIBA Satellite L655 1.96%
ASUSTeK K53SD 1.71%
LENOVO 4334 1.32%

About Atheros Communications

Qualcomm Atheros is a developer of semiconductors for network communications, focusing primarily on wireless. The Atheros chipsets for the IEEE 802.
Publisher URL: www.qca.qualcomm.com

comments4 comments

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Dick p1 month ago
I removed the Atheros and now cannot get my wireless internet. How do I reinstall the Atheros programs?
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henrik svendsen2 months ago
I tried to remove it and had to reinstall to get my wireless internet back.
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Also Anonymous4 months ago
Should I remove it, yes or no? I'm guessing that the answer is, no.
user comment
Anonymousover a year ago
Is this considered bloatware?