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8.17.812.2014 50.00%
8.2.612.2012 50.00%

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Realtek Ethernet Controller

What is Realtek Ethernet Controller?

The Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver is the software driver for the Realtek Ethernet cards. 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.


The most common release is 8.17.812.2014, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 3.23 MB (3,385,415 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.realtek.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Realtek\NICDRV_8169
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{8833FFB6-5B0C-4764-81AA-06DFEED9A476}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 3.23 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Realtek Ethernet Controller

  • RTINSTALLER64.EXE - RTInstaller Application
  • RTKBIND.EXE - RtkBind Application
  • RTIoacV.exe - RTIoacV
  • RtkCusWoW.dll - Realtek WoW DLL

How do I remove Realtek Ethernet Controller?

Quickly and completely remove Realtek Ethernet Controller 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 Ethernet Controller 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 Ethernet Controller, 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 Ethernet Controller.

Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%
Windows 8
United States

Distribution by countryGeography

71.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.43%
  Canada 14.29%
  Norway 14.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 50.00%
American Megatrends 50.00%

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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