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Should I remove REALTEK Wireless LAN Driver?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Excellent
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How common is it?
Global Rank #3,120
United States Rank #3,440
Reach 0.2154%
Installation trends (last 30 days)

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.215.243 0.10%
1.213.243 2.15%
1.50.0239 0.03%
1.30.0239 0.79%
1.20.243 4.17%
1.20.0239 0.60%
1.02.0203 0.83%
1.01.0243 0.07%
1.00.0280 0.07%
1.00.0278 0.03%
1.00.0276 0.03%
1.00.0273 0.03%
1.00.0270 0.03%
1.00.0269 0.03%
1.00.0256 0.03%
1.00.0253 0.20%
1.00.0252 0.83%
1.00.243 3.01%
1.00.0243 0.99%
1.00.0240 1.23%
1.00.0239 1.42%
1.00.0238 0.93%
1.00.0237 0.93%
1.00.0235 0.17%
1.00.0234 0.26%
1.00.0231 1.06%
1.00.0230 0.17%
1.00.0229 0.10%
1.00.0227 3.41%
1.00.0226 0.13%
1.00.0225 0.46%
1.00.0224 1.69%
1.00.0222 0.26%
1.00.0221 1.56%
1.00.0218.1 0.10%
1.00.0212 16.85%
1.00.0208 1.95%
1.00.0199 0.63%
1.00.0197 0.36%
1.00.0193 1.59%
1.00.0192 0.66%
1.00.0187 6.06%
1.00.0183 0.26%
1.00.0182 0.33%
1.00.0180 10.07%
1.00.0179 1.39%
1.00.0178 1.49%
1.00.0175 1.89%
1.00.0174 1.56%
1.00.0168 8.18%
1.00.0165 4.90%
64 versions

Typically installed together

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REALTEK Wireless LAN Driver

What is REALTEK Wireless LAN Driver?

The REALTEK Wireless LAN Driver is the software driver for the Realtek Wireless LAN NICs. It is a program used to communicate from the Windows PC OS to the device. This software is required in most cases for the hardware device to function properly. In most cases, drivers come with Windows or can be found by going to Windows Update in Control Panel and checking for updates as well as downloaded from the Realtek support website.

Overview

The most used version is 1.00.0212, 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 main program executable is x64drv.exe. The software installer includes 39 files and is usually about 2.64 MB (2,763,820 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.realtek.com.tw
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\REALTEK PCIE Wireless LAN Driver
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{9D3D8C60-A55F-4123-B2B9-173F09590E16}\Install.exe -uninst -l0x9
Estimated size: 2.64 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by REALTEK Wireless LAN Driver

Program executable:x64drv.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\REALTEK PCIE Wireless LAN Driver\x64drv.exe
MD5:0202b5e95275e5693b289a0b0b857262
Additional files:
  • Rtlihvs.dll - Windows IHV Service for a Realtek Wireless Device (Realtek IHV Service)
  • RtlService.exe - Realtek RtlService Application
  • RtlLib.dll - RtlLib Dynamic Link Library (RtlLib DLL(IHV))
  • RtWLan.exe - RtWLan Application (RtWLan)
  • WPSProt.exe - WPS Firewall Prot
  • P2PLib.dll - P2PLib
  • SetVistaDrv64.exe - SetVistaDrv64 Application (SetVistaDrv64 Application (Support_All_In_One))
  • SetVistaDrv.exe - SetVistaDrv Application
  • SetDrv.exe - Setup Driver (SetDrv)
  • SetDrv64.exe
  • Run1x.exe - for Windows 7 / Vista (X86) (Run1X)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SetDrv64.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EAA814D0-E516-40D4-AA40-637DE8A0C0F8}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • RtlService.exe runs as a service named 'PLANET8723AU' (PLANET8723AU).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

RtlService.exe
Memory:2.14 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000586421%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00003464%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00002401%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:146,823
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:7 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove REALTEK Wireless LAN Driver?

Quickly and completely remove REALTEK Wireless LAN 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 REALTEK Wireless LAN 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 REALTEK Wireless LAN 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 REALTEK Wireless LAN Driver.

HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#3,120

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 55.88%
Windows 8 43.20%
Windows XP 0.60%
Windows Vista 0.33%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.10%
Windows 8.1 20.99%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.17%
Windows 10 Home 7.17%
Windows 8 5.38%
Windows 7 Professional 4.98%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.48% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.48%
  Germany 12.00%
  United Kingdom 9.33%
  Canada 3.10%
  France 3.10%
  Brazil 2.90%
  Netherlands 2.14%
  Mexico 1.62%
  Australia 1.56%
  Argentina 1.54%
  Indonesia 1.51%
  Belgium 1.36%
  Italy 1.33%
  Austria 1.19%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
MSI 32.93%
Lenovo 31.00%
Toshiba 10.67%
Acer 7.47%
Medion 5.49%
Hewlett-Packard 3.76%
GIGABYTE 3.51%
ASUS 3.46%
Dell 1.73%
Common models
Micro-Star Co., Ltd. GE70... 4.08%
Micro-Star Co., Ltd. GE70... 4.08%
LENOVO IdeaCentre B320 4.03%
LENOVO Lenovo H420 3.49%
Micro-Star Co., Ltd. CR61... 3.06%
LENOVO Lenovo C325 2.95%

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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