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Should I remove Realtek PCIE Card Reader?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Excellent
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #62
United States Rank #71
Reach 8.0886%
Installation trends (last 30 days)
Uninstallation trends (last 30 days)
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.99 days
501.09 days >
Average installed length: 263.28 days

Versions

VersionDistribution
6.2.9200.29054 0.02%
6.2.9200.29053 2.75%
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94 versions

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Realtek PCIE Card Reader

What is Realtek PCIE Card Reader?

This program contains the driver that enables the Realtek PCIE Card Reader in supported notebook models that are running a supported operating system. The card reader enables users to read from or write to supported removable storage cards, which are typically used in digital cameras, digital music players, and cellular phones.

Overview

The most common release is 6.2.8400.29029, 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. 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 RIconMan.exe. The setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 14.04 MB (14,722,555 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.realtek.com.tw
Help link: www.realtek.com.tw/downloads
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Realtek\Realtek PCIE Card Reader
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{C1594429-8296-4652-BF54-9DBE4932A44C}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -removeonly
Estimated size: 14.04 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Realtek PCIE Card Reader

Program executable:RIconMan.exe
Name:IconMan_R
Realtek Card Reader Icon Tool.
Signed by:Realtek Semiconductor Corp
Path:C:\Program Files\Realtek\Realtek PCIE Card Reader\RIconMan.exe
MD5:e4693409d06785477a49fb34afae1b92
This is the card Reader driver to enable various Realtek PCIE Card Readers
Additional files:
  • RtsBaStorIcon.dll - Realtek Card Reader Driver Icon Dynamic Link Library (Realtek Card Reader Icon Dll)
  • RtsP2StorIcon.dll
  • RtsPerIcon.dll
  • RtsPStorIcon.dll
  • RsCRLib.dll - Realtek Carder Reader Dynamic Link Library
  • revcon.exe - Realtek Driver Setup Tool
  • SDRTCPRM.dll - Realtek USB card reader DLL for CPRM
  • RIconMan.exe (by Realsil Microelectronics) - IconMan_R (Realtek Card Reader Patch Tool.)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • RIconMan.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{94C7EFF3-3214-4FC2-BFFF-E5BD9D34371E}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • RIconMan.exe runs as a service named 'IconMan_R' (IconMan_R) "Realtek Card Reader Patch Tool.".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

RIconMan.exe
Memory:2.29 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0015656696%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00098586%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00057981%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:595,435
8,062,084 average
Switches/sec:1
70 average
I/O reads/min:17 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:290 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Realtek PCIE Card Reader?

Quickly and completely remove Realtek PCIE Card Reader 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 PCIE Card Reader 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 PCIE Card Reader, 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 PCIE Card Reader.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 8 0%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.74%
Windows 8 48.08%
Windows XP 0.16%
Windows Vista 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 37.27%
Windows 8 20.53%
Windows 8.1 16.97%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.20%
Windows 7 Professional 4.94%
Windows 8 Single Language 2.94%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.67%
  United Kingdom 4.55%
  Italy 4.31%
  Canada 3.37%
  France 3.03%
  Germany 2.77%
  Australia 2.06%
  Brazil 1.99%
  India 1.86%
  Netherlands 1.27%
  Mexico 1.16%
  Belgium 1.16%
  Spain 1.07%
  Sweden 0.86%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 60.10%
Acer 13.32%
ASUS 12.03%
Sony 9.01%
Toshiba 2.05%
MSI 1.40%
Dell 1.40%
Alienware 0.69%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 15.96%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 8.88%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 8.36%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 6.63%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.46%
HP Pavilion g4 Notebook P... 2.56%

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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Jimmy2 months ago
KEEP IT :)