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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 #100
United States Rank #137
Reach 5.3068%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.55 days
694.68 days >
Average installed length: 365.00 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
99.0.1.1 0.02%
2.1.0.21 1.00%
2.1.0.20 0.02%
2.1.0.19 0.09%
2.1.0.18 0.00%
2.1.0.17 0.30%
2.1.0.16 0.08%
2.1.0.15 0.22%
2.1.0.13 0.31%
2.1.0.12 0.60%
2.1.0.7 14.44%
2.1.0.6 4.03%
2.1.0.5 0.86%
2.1.0.4 2.66%
2.1.0.2 0.02%
2.1.0.1 0.02%
2.0.15.16 1.84%
2.0.14.15 1.61%
2.0.13.18 0.02%
2.0.12.13 4.17%
2.0.11.15 0.25%
2.0.11.12 0.91%
2.0.9.13 0.04%
2.0.9.9 1.25%
2.0.8.12 0.05%
2.0.8.8 3.66%
2.0.7.9 0.02%
2.0.4.4 2.64%
1.0.2.51 0.05%
1.0.2.43 6.02%
1.0.1.50 0.00%
1.0.1.47 0.57%
1.0.1.42 3.02%
1.0.0.49 0.02%
1.0.0.47 0.01%
1.0.0.46 0.08%
1.0.0.45 0.24%
1.0.0.44 0.20%
1.0.0.43 0.30%
1.0.0.41 0.04%
1.0.0.40 0.07%
1.0.0.39 4.25%
1.0.0.37 0.34%
1.0.0.36 13.35%
1.0.0.35 3.49%
1.0.0.34 0.04%
1.0.0.33 2.05%
1.0.0.32 0.19%
1.0.0.31 0.60%
1.0.0.29 0.85%
1.0.0.27 3.83%
69 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 2.1.0.7, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package is about 2.57 MB (2,692,902 bytes) when donwloaded. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 42% 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
Estimated size: 2.57 MB
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) 67%
Win 8 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#100

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.41%
Windows 8 21.39%
Windows XP 3.13%
Windows Vista 1.05%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 50.14%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.85%
Windows 8.1 10.02%
Windows 8 6.22%
Windows 7 Professional 5.88%
Windows 7 Starter 3.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.04% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.04%
  Germany 8.70%
  United Kingdom 3.91%
  France 3.50%
  Canada 3.24%
  Brazil 2.36%
  Australia 2.36%
  Italy 2.28%
  India 1.54%
  Netherlands 1.47%
  Taiwan 1.24%
  Egypt 1.21%
  Belgium 1.19%
  Spain 1.12%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 28.32%
Toshiba 27.30%
ASUS 18.04%
Lenovo 10.10%
Medion 4.34%
GIGABYTE 4.25%
Dell 3.70%
Hewlett-Packard 2.79%
Alienware 0.59%
American Megatrends 0.35%
MSI 0.22%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 4.30%
TOSHIBA Satellite L755 4.01%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 3.67%
TOSHIBA Satellite L655 2.84%
Acer Aspire V3-771 2.37%
ASUSTeK K53SD 2.32%

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 pover a year ago
I removed the Atheros and now cannot get my wireless internet. How do I reinstall the Atheros programs?
user comment
henrik svendsenover a year ago
I tried to remove it and had to reinstall to get my wireless internet back.
user comment
Also Anonymousover a year 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?