50,357,072 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 #97
United States Rank #134
Reach 5.2593%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.95 days
676.95 days >
Average installed length: 355.68 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
99.0.1.1 0.01%
2.1.0.21 0.75%
2.1.0.20 0.01%
2.1.0.19 0.08%
2.1.0.18 0.00%
2.1.0.17 0.33%
2.1.0.16 0.08%
2.1.0.15 0.25%
2.1.0.13 0.35%
2.1.0.12 0.58%
2.1.0.7 14.50%
2.1.0.6 4.11%
2.1.0.5 0.89%
2.1.0.4 2.60%
2.1.0.2 0.02%
2.1.0.1 0.02%
2.0.15.16 1.87%
2.0.14.15 1.66%
2.0.13.18 0.02%
2.0.12.13 4.29%
2.0.11.15 0.27%
2.0.11.12 0.96%
2.0.9.13 0.04%
2.0.9.9 1.32%
2.0.8.12 0.05%
2.0.8.8 3.77%
2.0.7.9 0.02%
2.0.4.4 2.74%
1.0.2.51 0.05%
1.0.2.43 6.19%
1.0.1.50 0.00%
1.0.1.47 0.63%
1.0.1.42 3.16%
1.0.0.49 0.02%
1.0.0.47 0.01%
1.0.0.46 0.09%
1.0.0.45 0.28%
1.0.0.44 0.22%
1.0.0.43 0.33%
1.0.0.41 0.05%
1.0.0.40 0.08%
1.0.0.39 3.57%
1.0.0.37 0.35%
1.0.0.36 13.56%
1.0.0.35 3.26%
1.0.0.34 0.03%
1.0.0.33 2.02%
1.0.0.32 0.22%
1.0.0.31 0.56%
1.0.0.29 0.91%
1.0.0.27 3.31%
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. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 44% 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
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) 66%
Win 8 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#97

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 73.96%
Windows 8 21.43%
Windows XP 3.50%
Windows Vista 1.08%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 48.52%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.79%
Windows 8.1 9.31%
Windows 8 7.12%
Windows 7 Professional 6.02%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.46%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.89%
  Germany 4.80%
  United Kingdom 3.93%
  Canada 3.38%
  France 3.37%
  Brazil 2.55%
  Australia 2.42%
  Italy 2.40%
  India 1.66%
  Netherlands 1.51%
  Taiwan 1.40%
  Egypt 1.29%
  Belgium 1.26%
  Iran 1.19%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 28.38%
Acer 27.96%
ASUS 18.50%
Lenovo 10.45%
GIGABYTE 4.51%
Dell 3.86%
Hewlett-Packard 3.03%
Medion 2.08%
Alienware 0.63%
American Megatrends 0.37%
MSI 0.22%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite C655 4.44%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE L755 4.16%
TOSHIBA Satellite C655D 3.78%
TOSHIBA Satellite L655 3.03%
ASUSTeK K53SD 2.37%
ASUSTeK G75VW 2.24%

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?