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Should I remove Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver For Windows Vista and Later?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,328
United States Rank #1,785
Reach 0.6118%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 24.19 days
713.49 days >
Average installed length: 374.88 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.00.0011 37.38%
1.00.0010 17.73%
1.00.0009 44.89%

Other programs by Realtek Semiconductor

Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver For Windows Vista and Later

What is Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver For Windows Vista and Later?

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.

Overview

The most used version is 1.00.0009, 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 software installer includes 12 files and is usually about 1.22 MB (1,280,950 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 -removeonly
Estimated size: 1.22 MB
Language: French (Canada)

Program filesFiles installed by Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver For Windows Vista and Later

  • RTINSTALLER32.EXE - RTInstaller Application
  • RTINSTALLER64.EXE
  • RTNUninst32.dll - RTNUninst
  • RTNUninst64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • RTINSTALLER32.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{4EFD3515-C5DD-45E6-9398-FF7D219A2DDC}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver For Windows Vista and Later?

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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 Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver For Windows Vista and Later, 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 Driver For Windows Vista and Later.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 81%
Win 7 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#1,328

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 94.01%
Windows 8 4.87%
Windows Vista 1.04%
Windows XP 0.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 55.82%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.39%
Windows 7 Professional 12.46%
Windows 7 Starter 5.79%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.61%
Windows 10 Home 2.19%

Distribution by countryGeography

34.31% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 34.31%
  Germany 9.70%
  Brazil 4.35%
  United Kingdom 4.34%
  France 3.66%
  Australia 3.55%
  Canada 3.37%
  Italy 2.75%
  India 2.37%
  Iran 1.79%
  Spain 1.53%
  Israel 1.48%
  Netherlands 1.45%
  Belgium 1.34%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 41.34%
Lenovo 15.86%
Toshiba 12.17%
Dell 9.06%
GIGABYTE 8.93%
Acer 4.55%
Medion 3.71%
Samsung 1.88%
ASUS 1.37%
MSI 1.13%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 9.82%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 8.28%
LENOVO 0679 6.60%
HP Pavilion dv4 Notebook ... 4.84%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 4.01%
HP Mini 210-1000 3.53%

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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