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Should I remove Broadcom Gigabit NetLink Controller?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Excellent
What do people think about it?
(click star to rate)
How common is it?
Global Rank #585
United States Rank #847
Reach 1.4226%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 21.40 days
631.28 days >
Average installed length: 331.69 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
14.8.3.3 1.17%
14.6.1.4 0.94%
14.6.1.3 4.72%
14.6.1.2 9.28%
14.4.9.2 0.15%
14.4.8.3 2.98%
14.4.7.1 0.01%
14.4.6.1 3.52%
14.4.5.1 0.02%
14.2.5.1 0.05%
14.2.4.2 7.58%
14.0.2.3 22.17%
14.0.2.2 0.03%
12.59.01 0.23%
12.56.01 0.39%
12.52.04 5.61%
12.52.03 6.48%
12.52.01 3.85%
12.33.03 5.48%
12.33.02 4.47%
12.26.02 11.68%
12.26.01 2.48%
12.02.02 0.07%
11.34.02 2.54%
11.34.01 1.67%
11.22.02 0.42%
11.21.01 0.52%
11.12.02 0.01%
11.07.01 0.55%
11.06.01 0.92%

Typically installed together

Other programs by Broadcom

Broadcom Gigabit NetLink Controller

What is Broadcom Gigabit NetLink Controller?

Broadcom Gigabit NetLink Controller manages and contrals via installed drivers the NetLink ethernet network card installed on the PC.

Overview

Broadcom Gigabit NetLink Controller is a software program developed by Broadcom. The most common release is 14.0.2.3, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The setup package generally installs about 16 files and is usually about 1.84 MB (1,925,120 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 7. While about 37% of users of Broadcom Gigabit NetLink Controller come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.broadcom.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Broadcom\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{029A4933-3F36-4E4F-AEC3-2207AB26463D}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.84 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Broadcom Gigabit NetLink Controller

  • bcmwlu00.exe - Broadcom 802.11 Network Adapter Uninstaller
  • bcmwls32.exe - Broadcom 802.11 Installation Utility
  • bcmwls64.exe
  • BACS.exe
  • BACScli.exe
  • BacsTray.exe
  • BPowMon.exe

How do I remove Broadcom Gigabit NetLink Controller?

Quickly and completely remove Broadcom Gigabit NetLink 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 Broadcom Gigabit NetLink 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 Broadcom Gigabit NetLink 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 Broadcom Gigabit NetLink Controller.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 80%
Win Server 2003 0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#585

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 92.31%
Windows Vista 4.64%
Windows 8 1.86%
Windows XP 1.17%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 71.08%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.11%
Windows 7 Professional 5.76%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.16%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.01%
Microsoft Windows XP 1.19%

Distribution by countryGeography

37.15% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 37.15%
  Germany 7.22%
  United Kingdom 6.90%
  Canada 3.93%
  France 3.84%
  Italy 3.67%
  Brazil 2.34%
  Spain 2.29%
  Australia 2.06%
  Netherlands 2.02%
  Belgium 1.70%
  Sweden 1.20%
  Taiwan 1.12%
  Poland 1.11%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 83.85%
Dell 8.72%
Lenovo 4.70%
Hewlett-Packard 1.41%
ASUS 0.69%
Intel 0.30%
Alienware 0.28%
Sahara 0.06%
Common models
Acer Aspire 5742G 6.77%
Acer Aspire 5742 6.29%
Acer Aspire 7741 5.55%
Acer Aspire 5738 5.28%
Acer Aspire 5733Z 3.53%
Acer Aspire 5733 3.30%

About Broadcom

Broadcom Corporation is a fabless semiconductor company in the wireless and broadband communication business.
Publisher URL: www.broadcom.com

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