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VersionDistribution 2.86% 17.14% 2.86% 22.86% 2.86% 45.71% 5.71%

Ralink RT3090 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter

What is Ralink RT3090 b/g/n WiFi Adapter?  (from Mediatek)

This package contains the driver installation package for the Ralink RT3090 Wireless LAN Controller in supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system.


Ralink RT3090 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter is a program developed by Mediatek. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. 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 software installer includes 30 files and is usually about 21.15 MB (22,178,438 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 32% of users of Ralink RT3090 b/g/n WiFi Adapter come from the United States, it is also popular in DZ and Brazil.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.mediatek.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Ralink\RT2860 Wireless LAN Card
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{8FC4F1DD-F7FD-4766-804D-3C8FF1D309AF}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 21.15 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Ralink RT3090 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter

  • RaCountryRegion.exe (by Ralink Technology) - RalinkCountryRegion
  • devcon.exe (by Microsoft) - Windows Setup API
  • devcon64.exe (by Microsoft)
  • RaMediaServer.exe (by Ralink) - RaMediaServer Application (RaMediaS Application)
  • RaRegistry.exe (by Ralink Technology) - Ralink RalinkRegistryWriter (RalinkRegistryWriter)
  • RaWiFiAdmin.exe
  • CiscoEapFast.dll (by Cisco Systems) - Cisco EAP-FAST Module
  • CiscoEapLeap.dll (by Cisco Systems) - Cisco LEAP Module
  • CiscoEapPeap.dll - Cisco PEAP Module
  • DiagFunc.dll - RaLink DiagFunc Library (DiagFunc DLL)
  • ICSDHCP.dll - ICSDHCP Dynamic Link Library (ICSDHCP DLL)
  • RaCertMgr.dll - RaCertMg Dynamic Link Library
  • RaCheckBTDev.exe - RaCheckBTDev (RalinkCheckBTDev)
  • RAEXTUI.dll - Ralink UI Extensions DLL
  • RAIHV.dll - Ralink Extensions DLL
  • RaIOx64.exe
  • RalinkGina.dll (by Ralink Tech) - Ralink Tech RalinkGina (RalinkGina)
  • RaRegistry64.exe
  • RaUI.exe - RaUI Application (Ralink Wireless LAN Card Utility)
  • RaWiFi.exe - Ralink Wi-Fi Application (Ralink Wi-Fi Application Selection)
  • RaWLAPI.dll - RaWLAPI Dynamic Link Library (RaWLAPI DLL)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Services
  • RaRegistry64.exe runs as a service named 'Ralink Registry Writer' (RalinkRegistryWriter).
  • RaRegistry.exe runs as a service named 'Ralink Registry Writer' (RalinkRegistryWriter).
  • RaMediaServer.exe runs as a service named 'Ralink UPnP Media Server' (RaMediaServer) "Ralink UPnP Media Server. If the service is disabled, UPnP Media Server function will not work.".
Startup File (User Run)
  • RaUI.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'ralink' and executes as C:\Program Files\Ralink\RT2870 Wireless LAN Card\Utility\RaUI.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.77 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000965268%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00004210%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00005443%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:173,812
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:4 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:1.73 MB
Total CPU:0.0000067931%
Kernel CPU:0.00000614%
User CPU:0.00000065%
CPU cycles/sec:499
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes

How do I remove Ralink RT3090 b/g/n WiFi Adapter?

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  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 Ralink RT3090 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter, 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 Ralink RT3090 b/g/n WiFi Adapter.

Win 7 (SP1) 80%
Win 7 9%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 88.57%
Windows 8 11.43%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.29%
Windows 7 Professional 25.71%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.86%
Windows 7 Home Basic 5.71%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.71%
Windows 10 Home 2.86%

Distribution by countryGeography

31.71% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 31.71%
  DZ 7.32%
  Brazil 7.32%
  MA 4.88%
  TN 4.88%
  Italy 4.88%
  Saudi Arabia 4.88%
  Germany 4.88%
  United Arab Emirates 2.44%
  France 2.44%
  Spain 2.44%
  Austria 2.44%
  Netherlands 2.44%
  DK 2.44%


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