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Should I remove TP-LINK Wireless Utility?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Excellent
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,325
United States Rank #24,397
Reach 0.0779%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.70 days
168.03 days >
Average installed length: 88.29 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
1.5.6.0 78.84%
1.0.3.0 19.36%
1.0.0.0 1.80%

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TP-LINK Wireless Utility

What is TP-LINK Wireless Utility?

TP-LINK Wireless Utility is a configuration application that is included with most wireless devices and designed to configure the wireless adapter and connections.

Overview

The most common release is 1.5.6.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 primary executable is named TWCU.exe. The setup package generally installs about 32 files and is usually about 14.54 MB (15,242,712 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.tp-link.us/article/?faqid=57
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TP-LINK\TP-LINK Wireless Utility
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{5BE5DB79-685E-46FD-A231-CD7467B69DD7}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 14.54 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by TP-LINK Wireless Utility

Program executable:TWCU.exe
Name:TWCU Application
TWCU MFC Application
Path:C:\Program Files\TP-LINK\TP-LINK Wireless Utility\Utility\TWCU.exe
MD5:81209cc4f5a6ee76196db510529ceb14
Additional files:
  • TWCU.exe - TWCU Application (TWCU MFC Application)
  • ApUI.exe - Wireless Access Point Utility
  • RaRegistry.exe (by Ralink Technology) - Ralink RalinkRegistryWriter (RalinkRegistryWriter)
  • RaSwap.exe
  • RaSwapEx.exe (by Ralink) - Ralink RaSwap (RaSwap)
  • RaWLAPI.dll - RaWLAPI Dynamic Link Library (RaWLAPI DLL)
  • SelectCard.exe (by Ralink Technology) - SelectCard Application (Select Wan interface for ICS)
  • CiscoEapFast.dll (by Cisco Systems) - Cisco EAP-FAST Module
  • devcon.exe (by Microsoft) - Windows Setup API
  • devcon64.exe (by Microsoft)
  • ICSDHCP.dll - ICSDHCP Dynamic Link Library (ICSDHCP DLL)
  • RaAPAPI.dll - RaAPAPI Dynamic Link Library (RaAPAPI DLL)
  • RaCertMgr.dll - RaCertMg Dynamic Link Library
  • RAEXTUI.dll - Ralink UI Extensions DLL
  • RAIHV.dll - Ralink Extensions DLL
  • RaIOx64.exe
  • RaRegistry64.exe
  • SelectWAN.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • RaRegistry64.exe runs as a service named 'Ralink Registry Writer 64' (RalinkRegistryWriter64).
  • RaRegistry.exe runs as a service named 'Ralink Registry Writer' (RalinkRegistryWriter).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

TWCU.exe
Memory:5.66 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0049621501%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00208548%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00287667%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:519,805
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:13.78 KB
435.61 KB average
RaRegistry.exe
Memory:2.85 MB
Total CPU:0.0019392189%
Kernel CPU:0.00094834%
User CPU:0.00099088%
CPU cycles/sec:18,306
I/O reads/min:7 Bytes
RaRegistry64.exe
Memory:1.35 MB
User CPU:0.00006533%

How do I remove TP-LINK Wireless Utility?

Quickly and completely remove TP-LINK Wireless Utility from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall TP-LINK Wireless Utility 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 TP-LINK Wireless Utility, 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 TP-LINK Wireless Utility.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.46%
Windows XP 19.16%
Windows 8 7.19%
Windows Vista 3.99%
Windows Server 2003 0.20%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 34.40%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.60%
Microsoft Windows XP 19.20%
Windows 7 Professional 9.80%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.80%
Windows 8 Pro 1.80%

Distribution by countryGeography

12.63% of installs come from Mexico
Which countries install it?
  Mexico 12.63%
  Israel 8.35%
  DZ 6.92%
  United States 4.68%
  Iran 4.28%
  United Kingdom 3.46%
  RS 3.26%
  Malaysia 3.26%
  Spain 3.05%
  Brazil 2.65%
  Chile 2.44%
  MA 2.44%
  Indonesia 2.44%
  Canada 2.44%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 19.77%
Acer 18.99%
Dell 16.28%
GIGABYTE 14.34%
ASUS 9.30%
American Megatrends 5.81%
Toshiba 5.43%
Intel 3.88%
Samsung 3.49%
Lenovo 2.71%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.96%
ASUS All Series 2.22%
Gigabyte Tecohnology Co.,... 2.22%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 2.22%
MSI MS-7592 2.22%
Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300... 2.22%

About TP-LINK

TP-Link is a manufacturer of computer networking products whose products include routers, switch, wireless equipment, ADSL modems, and network adapters for PCs.
Publisher URL: www.tp-link.com

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