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Should I remove ASUS USB-AC53 WLAN Card Utilities/Driver?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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United States Rank #20,571
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VersionDistribution 59.38% 40.63%

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ASUS USB-AC53 WLAN Card Utilities/Driver

What is ASUS USB-AC53 WLAN Card Utilities/Driver?  (from ASUS)

The USB-AC53 presents the first ASUS 802.11ac dual-band 2x2 antenna USB adapter with speeds up to 867Mbps/300Mbps in 5GHz/2.4GHz. Its internal patch (PIFA) antennas offer better network coverage, while the innovative ASUS NetClip helps users flexibly place the USB-AC53 to optimize signal transmission. The package inclu...  Read more


ASUS USB-AC53 WLAN Card Utilities/Driver is a software program developed by ASUS. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 wlanmgr.exe. The setup package generally installs about 25 files and is usually about 65.07 MB (68,232,496 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 61% of users of ASUS USB-AC53 WLAN Card Utilities/Driver come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ASUS\USB-AC53 WLAN Card Utilities
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{242E1F53-6A2F-4173-89CE-8CD5D6A02EEC}\Setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 65.07 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by ASUS USB-AC53 WLAN Card Utilities/Driver

Program executable:wlanmgr.exe
Wireless LAN Control Manager
Path:C:\Program Files\asus\usb-ac53 wlan card utilities\wlanmgr.exe
Additional files:
  • ASUSW32N55.dll (by Printing Communications Assoc., (PCAUSA)) - PCAUSA Rawether for Windows (Rawether NDIS API DLL (x86))
  • ProtInstall.exe (by Printing Communications Assoc., (PCAUSA)) - Sample NDIS Protocol Driver (Sample NDIS Protocol Driver Installer)
  • W32N55.dll
  • SetupWireless.exe (by ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC) - ASUS Wireless Router (ASUS Wireless Router Utility)
  • wps_api.dll (by Broadcom) - WPS Enrollee SDK
  • AddTaskSche.exe
  • brcm_wlu.dll
  • vcredist_x64.exe (by Microsoft) - Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable (x64) (IExpress Setup)
  • vcredist_x86.exe (by Microsoft) - Microsoft Visual C++ 2005 Redistributable

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • vcredist_x86.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F47631AB-0C12-4AAF-ACE3-73197D9E7E71}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • WlanMgr.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named USBAC53WLANMGR.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • WlanMgr.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'USB-AC53 WLAN Control Center' which loads as C:\Program Files\ASUS\USB-AC53 WLAN Card Utilities\WlanMgr.exe /hide.

How do I remove ASUS USB-AC53 WLAN Card Utilities/Driver?

You can uninstall ASUS USB-AC53 WLAN Card Utilities/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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ASUS USB-AC53 WLAN Card Utilities/Driver, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 ASUS USB-AC53 WLAN Card Utilities/Driver.

Win 10 49%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 49.22%
Windows 7 46.88%
Windows Vista 3.13%
Windows XP 0.78%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.34%
Windows 8.1 14.84%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.38%
Windows 10 Home 9.38%
Windows 10 Pro 6.25%
Windows 8.1 Pro 6.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

60.74% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 60.74%
  United Kingdom 5.52%
  Canada 4.91%
  France 3.07%
  Australia 3.07%
  Sweden 3.07%
  Germany 3.07%
  Norway 2.45%
  Finland 2.45%
  Netherlands 2.45%
  Belgium 1.23%
  Russia 1.23%
  New Zealand 1.23%
  Romania 1.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 26.32%
ASUS 24.56%
Hewlett-Packard 21.05%
Acer 10.53%
Lenovo 5.26%
Gateway 1.75%
Sony 1.75%
Medion 1.75%
MSI 1.75%
American Megatrends 1.75%
Common models
ASUS All Series 15.15%
BIOSTAR Group A770E 2.02%
Dell Inspiron 620 2.02%
Dell Inspiron 580 2.02%
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 2.02%
Gigabyte Z97X-SLI 2.02%

About ASUS

ASUSTeK Computer, also often called ASUS is a computer hardware & electronics company.
Publisher URL: www.asus.com


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