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Should I remove REALTEK RTL8192U Wireless LAN Driver and Utility?

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5% remove it95% keep it
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Versions

VersionDistribution
Package:1.00.0064 Driver:6.1029.710.2008 UI:600.15 25.00%
Package:1.00.0064 Driver:5.1029.710.2008 UI:600.15 50.00%
Package:1.00.0061 Driver:5.1029.630.2008 UI:600.15 25.00%

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REALTEK RTL8192U Wireless LAN Driver and Utility

What is REALTEK RTL8192U Wireless LAN Driver and Utility?

REALTEK RTL8192U Wireless LAN Driver and Utility is the driver package for wireless network card. The driver package is required in order for the device to function properly and is the software that allows your PC to communicate with this hardware. In addition the software includes management and diagnostic utilities.

Overview

The most common release is package:1.00.0064 driver:5.1029.710.2008 ui:600.15, 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 17 files and is usually about 5.3 MB (5,559,324 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.realtek.com.tw
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Realtek\8192U Wireless LAN Utility\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{512219E9-0723-447F-9CA3-17CC3B5E95B0}\Install.exe -uninst -l0x9
Estimated size: 5.3 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by REALTEK RTL8192U Wireless LAN Driver and Utility

  • RtlLib.dll - RtlLib Dynamic Link Library (RtlLib DLL(RtlProt))
  • RtWLan.exe - RtWLan Application (RtWLan ( For Vista) Application(External Registrar))
  • WPSProt.exe - WPS Firewall Prot
  • EnumDevLib.dll - EnumDevLib Dynamic Link Library (EnumDevLib DLL)
  • RtlICS.dll - RtlICS Dynamic Link Library (RtlICS DLL)
  • RtlService.exe - RtlService Application (RtlService MFC Application)
  • IpLib.dll
  • RTxAdmin.exe - RTxAdmin Application (RTxAdmin MFC Application)
  • install.exe - Install Application (Install 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)
  • ISSetup.dll (by Macrovision) - InstallShield (InstallShield (R) Setup Engine)
  • SETUP.EXE (by Macrovision)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • ReStart.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ED2FC3CA-7AAF-4864-834A-9E9EAA2D9ADC}' (runs on registration).
  • RTxAdmin.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F57508E5-DFF6-40A6-9B7C-B4E2FF888593}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • RtlService.exe runs as a service named 'AirLiveUSB' (AirLiveUSB).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • RtWLan.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Realtek\8192U Wireless LAN Utility\RtWLan.exe'.

How do I remove REALTEK RTL8192U Wireless LAN Driver and Utility?

Quickly and completely remove REALTEK RTL8192U Wireless LAN Driver and Utility from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall REALTEK RTL8192U 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 REALTEK RTL8192U 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 REALTEK RTL8192U Wireless LAN Driver and Utility.

OS VERSIONS
Win XP 75%
Win Vista (SP2) 25%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 75.00%
Windows Vista 25.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 75.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 25.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.14% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.14%
  Canada 14.29%
  Poland 14.29%
  United Kingdom 14.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 50.00%
MSI 50.00%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 33.33%
MICRO-STAR INTERNATIONAL ... 33.33%
BIOSTAR Group NF61S-M2B 33.33%

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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