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Should I remove Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #21
United States Rank #26
Reach 20.7322%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.65 days
491.26 days >
Average installed length: 258.12 days

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Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver

What is Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver?

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 8.3.730.2012, 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 main program executable is RTINSTALLER32.EXE. The software installer includes 20 files and is usually about 1.9 MB (1,997,276 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: 1.9 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver

Program executable:RTINSTALLER32.EXE
Name:RTInstaller Application
Path:C:\Program Files\Realtek\NICDRV_8169\RTINSTALLER32.EXE
MD5:3ccd39311cb72a51d7c31af11a3f8913
Additional files:
  • RTINSTALLER32.EXE - RTInstaller Application
  • RTINSTALLER64.EXE
  • RTKBIND.EXE - RtkBind Application
  • RTIoacV.exe - RTIoacV
  • RtkCusWoW.dll - Realtek WoW DLL
  • RtNicprop32.DLL - RTNicProp (About Page)
  • RtNicprop64.DLL
  • RTNUninst32.dll - RTNUninst
  • RTNUninst64.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • RTINSTALLER32.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{ABEDBD02-8204-4585-B89D-D3FBFB71A505}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver?

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

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 58%
0%
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%
 
GLOBAL RANK
#21

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.06%
Windows 8 37.30%
Windows Vista 0.58%
Windows XP 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.84%
Windows 8.1 15.06%
Windows 8 12.25%
Windows 7 Professional 9.26%
Windows 8.1 Pro 2.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.62% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.62%
  Germany 5.04%
  United Kingdom 4.77%
  France 4.07%
  Italy 3.59%
  Canada 3.26%
  Brazil 3.11%
  Australia 2.16%
  Netherlands 1.59%
  India 1.50%
  Taiwan 1.26%
  Iran 1.20%
  Spain 1.15%
  Belgium 1.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 35.13%
ASUS 15.54%
Samsung 11.70%
Acer 11.00%
Toshiba 8.40%
Dell 7.88%
GIGABYTE 5.86%
Lenovo 2.96%
Medion 0.89%
MSI 0.65%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 10.73%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 6.21%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 5.61%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 4.97%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.89%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.85%

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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