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Should I remove REALTEK Wireless LAN Driver?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Excellent
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How common is it?
Global Rank #159
United States Rank #132
Reach 3.8037%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.15 days
446.78 days >
Average installed length: 234.75 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
Package:2.00.0003 Driver:6.1097.718.2007 0.01%
Package:2.00.0003 Driver:6.1053.116.2008 0.08%
Package:2.00.0003 Driver: 0.00%
2.00.0007 0.06%
2.00.0005 0.33%
2.00.0004 0.00%
2.00.0003 0.35%
2.00.0002 7.50%
2.00.0001 0.02%
1.50.0239 0.09%
1.30.0239 1.85%
1.23.243 0.02%
1.215.243 0.12%
1.214.243 0.03%
1.213.243 0.35%
1.210.243 0.11%
1.20.243 2.86%
1.20.0239 0.42%
1.10.0236 0.01%
1.1.0.8 0.02%
1.1.0.6 0.01%
1.1.0.4 0.03%
1.1.0.3 0.02%
1.1.0.0 0.06%
1.02.0203 0.24%
1.02.0085 0.02%
1.01.0243 0.96%
1.01.0187 0.20%
1.01.0094 0.77%
1.01.0092 0.08%
1.01.0091 0.11%
1.01.0089 0.00%
1.01.0087 0.04%
1.01.0086 0.02%
1.00.243 2.02%
1.00.13.1216 8.37%
1.00.13.1113 0.20%
1.00.13.0705 0.68%
1.00.12.0906 10.70%
1.00.12.0301 0.02%
1.00.11.0706 9.92%
1.00.11.0323 1.46%
1.00.10.0909 1.04%
1.00.10.0824 0.02%
1.00.10.0531 0.17%
1.00.10.0416 0.98%
1.00.0280 0.01%
1.00.0278 0.02%
1.00.0277 0.01%
1.00.0276 0.05%
1.00.0274 0.00%
160 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 1.00.12.0906, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 SetVistaDrv64.exe. The software installer includes 51 files and is usually about 6.22 MB (6,518,387 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.realtek.com.tw
Installation folder: C:\Program Files2\REALTE~1
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{9D3D8C60-A55F-4123-B2B9-173F09590E16}\Install.exe -uninst -l0x416
Estimated size: 6.22 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by REALTEK Wireless LAN Driver

Program executable:SetVistaDrv64.exe
Name:SetVistaDrv64 Application
Path:C:\Program Files\REALTEK RTL8187SE Wireless LAN Driver\SetVistaDrv64.exe
MD5:604c4f42e5afb91d372da901ac52e321
Additional files:
  • difxapi.dll (by Microsoft) - Driver Install Frameworks API (DIFxAPI) (Driver Install Frameworks for API library module)
  • SetVistaDrv64.exe - SetVistaDrv64 Application (SetVistaDrv64 Application (Support_All_In_One))
  • SetDrv64.exe - Setup Driver (SetDrv)
  • Rtlihvs.dll - Windows IHV Service for a Realtek Wireless Device (Realtek IHV Service)
  • RTLWVern.dll - Realtek Version Control DLL for HP (Realtek Version Control DLL for HP (88EE.13.0128))
  • SetVistaDrv.exe - SetVistaDrv Application
  • SetDrv.exe
  • Run1X.exe - for Windows 7 / Vista (X64) (Run1X)
  • install.exe - Install Application (Install MFC Application)
  • rtlCoInst.dll (by Windows (R) Server 2003 DDK provider) - Windows (R) Server 2003 DDK driver (CoInstaller: rtlCoInst)
  • rtwlane.sys - Realtek PCIEWireless LAN PCI-E NIC (Realtek PCIE NDIS Driverr)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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

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.

USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#159
 
REACH
~3.80%
PC installation base

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 66.72%
Windows 7 32.62%
Windows XP 0.30%
Windows Vista 0.28%
Windows 8.1 0.07%
Windows Server 2003 0.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 36.80%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.48%
Windows 10 Home 11.80%
Windows 8.1 Connected 6.98%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.30%
Windows 7 Professional 4.34%

Distribution by countryGeography

55.23% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 55.23%
  United Kingdom 6.08%
  Germany 6.04%
  Brazil 4.81%
  France 3.17%
  Italy 3.06%
  Canada 2.52%
  Netherlands 1.22%
  Australia 1.02%
  Mexico 0.99%
  Spain 0.87%
  Belgium 0.79%
  Sweden 0.79%
  Argentina 0.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 58.34%
Lenovo 14.33%
Toshiba 11.07%
Acer 6.38%
Medion 5.46%
ASUS 3.07%
MSI 0.84%
Dell 0.51%
Common models
HP 15 Notebook PC 12.25%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 9.70%
HP Pavilion 17 Notebook P... 7.44%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 3.76%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 3.58%
LENOVO 80E3 3.16%

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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