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Should I remove Realtek Ethernet Network Card Diagnostic tool for Windows Vista?

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1% remove it99% keep it
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Realtek Ethernet Network Card Diagnostic tool for Windows Vista

What is Realtek Ethernet Network Card Diagnostic tool for Windows Vista?

Realtek Ethernet Network Card Diagnostic tool from Realtek to diagnose ethernet problems on many of their network cards.

Overview

Realtek Ethernet Network Card Diagnostic tool for Windows Vista is a software program developed by Realtek Semiconductor. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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 primary executable is named RTNICDiag.exe. The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 521.86 KB (534,389 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 79% of users of Realtek Ethernet Network Card Diagnostic tool for Windows Vista come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Realtek.com.tw
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Realtek\RTNICDiag
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{1FECF5F8-8E75-432C-9FF7-1C04F1956B54}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 521.86 KB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Realtek Ethernet Network Card Diagnostic tool for Windows Vista

Program executable:RTNICDiag.exe
Name:Realtek NIC Diagnostic Utility
Path:C:\Program Files\Realtek\RTNICDiag\RTNICDiag.exe
MD5:99f1bd68f9e028b6c9802cd9dde00ad0
Additional files:
  • RTNICDiag.exe - Realtek NIC Diagnostic Utility
  • RTDiagLib.dll - RTDiagLib Dynamic Link Library (RTDiagLib DLL)
  • rtkbind.exe - RtkBind Application
  • RtNdPt60.sys (by Windows (R) Codename Longhorn DDK provider) - Windows (R) Codename Longhorn DDK driver (NDIS User mode I/O Driver)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • RTNICDiag.exe is scheduled as a task named 'RtlNICDiagVistaStart'.
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • RTNICDiag.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named RtlNICDiagVistaStart.

How do I remove Realtek Ethernet Network Card Diagnostic tool for Windows Vista?

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Or, you can uninstall Realtek Ethernet Network Card Diagnostic tool for Windows Vista 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 Network Card Diagnostic tool for Windows Vista, 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 Network Card Diagnostic tool for Windows Vista.

OS VERSIONS
Win Vista (SP2) 82%
Win XP 0%
 
HOW IT STARTS
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 87.77%
Windows 7 10.28%
Windows 8 1.77%
Windows XP 0.18%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 68.21%
Windows Vista Home Basic 12.43%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.75%
Windows Vista Business 3.91%
Windows Vista Ultimate 3.20%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.02%

Distribution by countryGeography

78.92% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 78.92%
  United Kingdom 4.71%
  Canada 3.77%
  Australia 3.06%
  Netherlands 1.88%
  France 1.30%
  Brazil 0.59%
  Sweden 0.59%
  Japan 0.59%
  Germany 0.59%
  DK 0.59%
  Belgium 0.47%
  Mexico 0.35%
  Austria 0.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 96.75%
Hewlett-Packard 1.26%
American Megatrends 0.72%
GIGABYTE 0.54%
NEC 0.18%
ASUS 0.18%
Intel 0.18%
Gateway 0.18%
Common models
Dell Studio 540 35.57%
Dell Studio Slim 540s 16.20%
Dell Inspiron 518 13.97%
Dell Vostro 220 Series 13.04%
Dell Studio Hybrid 140g 9.87%
Dell Vostro 220s Series 4.66%

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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