39,477,976 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 #90
United States Rank #130
Reach 5.9140%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 23.40 days
690.39 days >
Average installed length: 362.75 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
99.0.1.1 0.01%
2.1.0.21 0.72%
2.1.0.20 0.01%
2.1.0.19 0.08%
2.1.0.17 0.38%
2.1.0.16 0.07%
2.1.0.15 0.32%
2.1.0.13 0.40%
2.1.0.12 0.50%
2.1.0.7 13.81%
2.1.0.6 3.82%
2.1.0.5 0.79%
2.1.0.4 2.40%
2.1.0.2 0.03%
2.1.0.1 0.03%
2.0.15.16 1.91%
2.0.14.15 1.74%
2.0.13.18 0.02%
2.0.12.13 4.42%
2.0.11.15 0.28%
2.0.11.12 1.01%
2.0.9.13 0.04%
2.0.9.9 1.33%
2.0.8.12 0.05%
2.0.8.8 3.83%
2.0.7.9 0.02%
2.0.4.4 3.00%
1.0.2.51 0.04%
1.0.2.43 6.24%
1.0.1.50 0.01%
1.0.1.47 0.64%
1.0.1.42 3.03%
1.0.0.49 0.03%
1.0.0.47 0.02%
1.0.0.46 0.09%
1.0.0.45 0.28%
1.0.0.44 0.25%
1.0.0.43 0.34%
1.0.0.41 0.05%
1.0.0.40 0.08%
1.0.0.39 3.58%
1.0.0.37 0.36%
1.0.0.36 13.44%
1.0.0.35 3.37%
1.0.0.34 0.04%
1.0.0.33 2.11%
1.0.0.32 0.25%
1.0.0.31 0.59%
1.0.0.29 0.90%
1.0.0.27 3.23%
1.0.0.26 5.46%
68 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. 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
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) 67%
Win 8 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#90

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 74.82%
Windows 8 20.17%
Windows XP 3.88%
Windows Vista 1.11%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 48.55%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.54%
Windows 8 7.97%
Windows 8.1 7.13%
Windows 7 Professional 6.07%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.28% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.28%
  Germany 5.63%
  United Kingdom 3.67%
  France 3.28%
  Canada 3.23%
  Brazil 2.75%
  Italy 2.43%
  Australia 2.35%
  Taiwan 1.74%
  Iran 1.55%
  India 1.48%
  Egypt 1.41%
  Netherlands 1.38%
  Belgium 1.32%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 28.41%
Toshiba 27.46%
ASUS 18.20%
Lenovo 10.51%
GIGABYTE 4.89%
Dell 3.91%
Hewlett-Packard 3.00%
Medion 2.35%
Alienware 0.67%
American Megatrends 0.38%
MSI 0.24%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 4.27%
TOSHIBA Satellite L755 4.12%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 3.54%
TOSHIBA Satellite L655 3.03%
ASUSTeK K53SD 2.50%
ASUSTeK G75VW 2.27%

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 p7 months ago
I removed the Atheros and now cannot get my wireless internet. How do I reinstall the Atheros programs?
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henrik svendsen8 months ago
I tried to remove it and had to reinstall to get my wireless internet back.
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Also Anonymous10 months ago
Should I remove it, yes or no? I'm guessing that the answer is, no.
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Anonymousover a year ago
Is this considered bloatware?