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7% remove it93% keep it
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VersionDistribution
1.00.0184 53.85%
1.00.0179 7.69%
1.00.0165 38.46%

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Edimax Wireless LAN Driver and Utility

What is Edimax Wireless LAN Driver and Utility?

Edimax Wireless LAN Driver and Utility is the software driver package for Edimax WiFi device. The driver package is required in order for the wireless device to function properly and is the software that allows your PC to communicate with this hardware device.

Overview

The most used version is 1.00.0184, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The software installer includes 21 files and is usually about 5.74 MB (6,022,047 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.realtek.com.tw
Help link: www.edimax.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Edimax\11n USB Wireless LAN Utility
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\\InstallShield Installation Information\{9C049499-055C-4a0c-A916-1D12314F45EB}\Install.exe -uninst -l0x9 -removeonly
Estimated size: 5.74 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Edimax Wireless LAN Driver and Utility

  • RtlLib.dll - RtlLib Dynamic Link Library (RtlLib DLL(IHV))
  • RtWLan.exe - RtWLan Application (RtWLan)
  • WPSProt.exe - WPS Firewall Prot
  • P2PLib.dll - P2PLib
  • EnumDevLib.dll - EnumDevLib Dynamic Link Library (EnumDevLib DLL)
  • RtlICS.dll - RtlICS Dynamic Link Library (RtlICS DLL)
  • Run1x.exe - for Windows 7 / Vista (X86) (Run1X)
  • RTLDHCP.exe - RTLDHCP for HP ISM & HSM (RtlDHCP)
  • UserCom.exe - User Command Application (User Command MFC Application)
  • RtlService.exe - RtlService Application (RtlService MFC Application)
  • RTxAdmin.exe - RTxAdmin Application (RTxAdmin MFC Application)
  • DESKTOP.exe - DESKTOP Application (DESKTOP MFC Application)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ReStart.exe - ReStart Application (ReStart MFC Application)
  • IpLib.dll - IpLib
  • RtlIhvOid.dll - IHV OID (IHV OID DLL (WiFi Direct))

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • ReStart.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{63BA7C24-FBE1-46B6-A8F9-18B8E873F35B}' (runs on registration).
  • RTxAdmin.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F57508E5-DFF6-40A6-9B7C-B4E2FF888593}' (runs on registration).
  • UserCom.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F9E401A6-313D-4FA8-B4D0-AE606FD1B03E}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • RTLDHCP.exe runs as a service named 'Realtek DHCP Service' (RTLDHCPService).
  • RtlService.exe runs as a service named 'eSYNiC11nSU' (eSYNiC11nSU).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • RTLDHCP.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Realtek\11n USB Wireless LAN Utility\RTLDHCP.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

RtlService.exe
Memory:1.7 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0014109170%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00097438%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00043654%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:31,492
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:1.32 KB
435.61 KB average

How do I remove Edimax Wireless LAN Driver and Utility?

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Or, you can uninstall Edimax Wireless LAN Driver and Utility 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 Edimax Wireless LAN Driver and Utility, 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 Edimax Wireless LAN Driver and Utility.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 77%
Win 8 8%
 
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 76.92%
Windows Vista 7.69%
Windows XP 7.69%
Windows 8 7.69%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 46.15%
Windows 7 Professional 15.38%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.38%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.69%
Windows 10 Home Insider P... 7.69%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.89%
  United Kingdom 38.89%
  Switzerland 11.11%
  Taiwan 5.56%
  Australia 5.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 37.50%
Dell 25.00%
Acer 25.00%
American Megatrends 12.50%
Common models
ZOOSTORM 7876-0095E 12.50%
HP-Pavilion NC683AA-ABA m... 12.50%
Hewlett-Packard p6-2171a 12.50%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 12.50%
Gigabyte H81M-D2V 12.50%
Dell Vostro 1000 12.50%

About Realtek Semiconductor

Realtek manufactures a wide variety of products that can be broadly categorized into two subdivisions: Communications Network ICs, and Computer Peripheral and Multimedia ICs.
Publisher URL: www.realtek.com

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