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8% remove it92% keep it
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United States Rank #13,354
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VersionDistribution 0.57% 43.43% 30.86% 6.86% 18.29%

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Lenovo SoftAP

What is Lenovo SoftAP?

This is the software driver package for Lenovo SoftAP included with some notebook models. 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. SoftAP is short for Software enabled Access Point. While a Wireless Access Point (WAP) is specifically made only to work as an Access Point, SoftAP is used to make a wireless client antenna work as both the Access Point and client.


The most common release is, 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. The primary executable is named RtlService.exe. The setup package generally installs about 19 files and is usually about 8.38 MB (8,790,351 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.realtek.com.tw
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Lenovo\LeConnect\SoftAP\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{F5A08FAD-697C-4952-9E7D-F741CD42F069}\Uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 8.38 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Lenovo SoftAP

Program executable:RtlService.exe
Name:RtlService Application
Path:C:\Program Files\Lenovo\LeConnect\SoftAP\RtlService.exe
Additional files:
  • P2PLib.dll - P2PLib Dynamic Link Library (Realtk P2PLib Dynamic Link Library)
  • RtlICS.dll - RtlICS Dynamic Link Library (RtlICS DLL)
  • RtlLib.dll - RtlLib Dynamic Link Library (RtlLib DLL(IHV))
  • SetVistaDrv64.exe - SetVistaDrv64 Application
  • SetVistaDrv.exe - SetVistaDrv Application
  • RtlService.exe - RtlService Application (RtlService)
  • RtlDisableICS.exe - RtlDisableICS (Realtek)
  • IpLib.dll - IpLib
  • RtlIhvOid.dll - IHV OID (IHV OID DLL (WiFi Direct))
  • ReStart.exe - ReStart for HP
  • 无线连接中心.exe - WLAN SoftAP UI
  • RtWlan.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • RtlService.exe runs as a service named 'RtlLCSoftA' (RtlLCSoftA).

How do I remove Lenovo SoftAP?

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

Win 8 81%
Win 7 2%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 81.14%
Windows 7 18.86%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 Connected 35.26%
Windows 8.1 24.86%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 8.09%
Windows 10 Home 7.51%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.36%
Windows 7 Professional 5.78%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.58% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.58%
  United Kingdom 5.75%
  Colombia 2.21%
  India 2.21%
  Mexico 2.21%
  Russia 1.77%
  Spain 1.77%
  Germany 1.77%
  Saudi Arabia 1.33%
  Thailand 0.88%
  Sweden 0.88%
  Austria 0.88%
  Turkey 0.88%
  Poland 0.88%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 98.18%
Acer 1.21%
Hewlett-Packard 0.61%
Common models
LENOVO 10150 30.99%
LENOVO 10157 26.90%
LENOVO 10115 14.62%
LENOVO 10102 3.51%
LENOVO IdeaCentre B320 1.75%
LENOVO 10110 1.75%

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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