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Should I remove ASUS USB-N53 Utility?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,850
United States Rank #12,847
Reach 0.0214%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.08 days
297.24 days >
Average installed length: 156.18 days


VersionDistribution 65.17% 14.93% 0.71% 10.66% 8.53%

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ASUS USB-N53 Utility

What is ASUS USB-N53 Utility?  (from ASUS)

The ASUS USB-N53 is a dual-band USB adapter that provides flexible dual-band connection for lag-free streaming and high performance networking. It also has a superior antenna design for extensive wireless coverage. With the bundled USB cable, you can flexibly adjust the antenna to receive the strongest signal. A friend...  Read more


ASUS USB-N53 Utility 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 registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The programs's main executable is RaRegistry.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 1.51 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 12 files and is usually about 2.63 MB (2,754,015 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 47% of users of ASUS USB-N53 Utility come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Sweden.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.asus.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ASUS USB-N53 Utility
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{E3D76EEB-4512-4FCF-B71B-5802DDC6B3C0}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 2.63 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by ASUS USB-N53 Utility

Program executable:RaRegistry.exe
Name:Ralink RalinkRegistryWriter
Signed by:Ralink Technology Corporation
This is software installed with various versions of the Ralink wireless adapter software that uses the Ralink chipset. It is used for operation and setup of teh installed drivers in order to perform a number of registry registration...
Additional files:
  • APAPI.dll (by Askey Computer) - API Library for AP Mode
  • CiscoEapFast.dll (by Cisco Systems) - Cisco EAP-FAST Module
  • ICSDHCP.dll (by Ralink Technology) - ICSDHCP Dynamic Link Library (ICSDHCP DLL)
  • RaAPAPI.dll (by Ralink Technology) - RaAPAPI Dynamic Link Library (RaAPAPI DLL)
  • RaRegistry.exe - Ralink RalinkRegistryWriter (RalinkRegistryWriter)
  • RaRegistry64.exe
  • RaWLAPI.dll - RaWLAPI Dynamic Link Library (RaWLAPI DLL)
  • WlanMgr.exe (by ASUSTek COMPUTER INC) - Wireless Lan Control Manager
  • WLAPI.dll (by Askey Computer) - API Library for Station Mode

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • WlanMgr.exe is scheduled as a task named 'WlanMgr' (runs on boot).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • WlanMgr.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named WlanMgr.
2 Services
  • RaRegistry.exe runs as a service named 'Ralink Registry Writer' (RalinkRegistryWriter).
  • RaRegistry64.exe runs as a service named 'RalinkRegistryWriter64' (RalinkRegistryWriter64).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • WlanMgr.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\ASUS\USB-N53 Utility\WlanMgr.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.51 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000026807%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000190%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000078%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:289
8,062,084 average
Memory:1.3 MB
Total CPU:0.0000032738%
Kernel CPU:0.00000164%
User CPU:0.00000164%
CPU cycles/sec:102
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
Memory:12.02 MB
Total CPU:0.0033392917%
Kernel CPU:0.00197582%
User CPU:0.00136347%

How do I remove ASUS USB-N53 Utility?

You can uninstall ASUS USB-N53 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program ASUS USB-N53 Utility, 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-N53 Utility.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.14%
Windows 10 34.83%
Windows Vista 2.37%
Windows XP 1.66%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.22%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.04%
Windows 7 Professional 11.46%
Windows 8.1 9.07%
Windows 10 Home 8.59%
Windows 10 Pro 5.49%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.37% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.37%
  United Kingdom 11.74%
  Sweden 9.31%
  Canada 9.11%
  Germany 3.04%
  Finland 2.43%
  Norway 1.82%
  Italy 1.62%
  Singapore 1.42%
  Netherlands 1.21%
  DK 1.21%
  Ireland 1.01%
  Australia 0.81%
  South Africa 0.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Dell 21.34%
Acer 18.29%
ASUS 9.15%
Lenovo 4.27%
Intel 2.44%
MSI 1.83%
Toshiba 1.83%
Samsung 1.22%
Common models
ASUS All Series 8.11%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.38%
MSI MS-7816 3.38%
MSI MS-7693 2.70%
Gigabyte Z87X-UD3H 2.70%
MSI MS-7850 2.03%

About ASUS

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


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