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7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,302
United States Rank #1,571
Reach 0.3623%
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Versions

VersionDistribution
10.0 28.24%
9.0 62.99%
8.0 8.61%
7.0 0.16%

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Dell Wireless Driver Installation

What is Dell Wireless Driver Installation?

This is the software driver package for the installed Dell Wireless device. The driver package is required in order for the Dell Wireless device to function properly and is the software that allows your computer to communicate with this hardware device.

Overview

Dell Wireless Driver Installation is a software program developed by Dell. The most common release is 9.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 programs's main executable is Ath_CoexAgent.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 1.86 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 85 files and is usually about 21.48 MB (22,522,434 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 8. While about 72% of users of Dell Wireless Driver Installation come from the United States, it is also popular in Iran and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.dell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dell Wireless
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{451517F1-7E41-400B-AA36-FB7E2563526D}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 21.48 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Dell Wireless Driver Installation

Program executable:Ath_CoexAgent.exe
Name: Ath_Coex Application
Atheros Coex Service Application
Path:C:\Program Files\Dell Wireless\Ath_CoexAgent.exe
MD5:833095b04ec9fb2a9e6f7c1f8d45058d
Additional files:
  • asav.exe (by QUALCOMM) - QUALCOMM ATHEROS SmartNet Controller
  • Ath_CoexAgent.exe (by Atheros) - Ath_Coex Application (Atheros Coex Service Application)
  • Ath_WlanAgent.exe (by Atheros)
  • HotSpot.exe (by Atheros Communication) - HotSpot
  • Toolkit.dll (by Atheros Communication) - Tookit (Atheros Toolkit Library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • HotSpot.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FDD0AC75-92B7-463F-AE10-66737B474916}' (runs on registration).
  • asav.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ABA2FDC1-D4C7-46EE-8FB3-EF489EEFF832}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • Ath_WlanAgent.exe runs as a service named 'ZAtheros Wlan Agent' (ZAtheros Wlan Agent) "Atheros agent for Wlan".
  • Ath_CoexAgent.exe runs as a service named 'Atheros Bt&Wlan Coex Agent' (Atheros Bt&Wlan Coex Agent) "Co-existence Coordinator Service between 11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN and Bluetooth.".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Ath_CoexAgent.exe
Memory:1.86 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000257117%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001733%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000838%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:37,268
8,062,084 average
Ath_WlanAgent.exe
Memory:1.69 MB
Total CPU:0.0000201206%
Kernel CPU:0.00000509%
User CPU:0.00001503%
CPU cycles/sec:2,859

How do I remove Dell Wireless Driver Installation?

Quickly and completely remove Dell Wireless Driver Installation from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Dell Wireless Driver Installation 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 Dell Wireless Driver Installation, 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 Dell Wireless Driver Installation.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win XP 0%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.39%
Windows 8 29.44%
Windows XP 0.16%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 44.44%
Windows 8 18.28%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.09%
Windows 7 Professional 9.50%
Windows 8.1 7.73%
Windows 8 Pro 1.61%

Distribution by countryGeography

72.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 72.15%
  Iran 3.20%
  United Kingdom 2.75%
  Canada 1.60%
  Brazil 1.41%
  Germany 1.28%
  TN 1.22%
  Saudi Arabia 1.22%
  IQ 1.09%
  Egypt 1.09%
  India 0.90%
  DZ 0.83%
  Japan 0.83%
  Australia 0.77%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 90.27%
Alienware 7.16%
Acer 1.05%
Hewlett-Packard 0.88%
Lenovo 0.40%
ASUS 0.16%
Samsung 0.08%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 660 22.28%
Dell Inspiron 660s 19.85%
Dell Inspiron N5110 10.09%
Dell Inspiron N5050 7.34%
Dell Inspiron N5040 5.97%
Alienware Alienware X51 5.89%

About Dell

Dell manufactures, sells and supports computers and related products and services.
Publisher URL: www.dell.com

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