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Should I remove ASUS Wireless Router Device Discovery Utility?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #9,237
United States Rank #6,831
Reach 0.0407%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 7.52 days
221.71 days >
Average installed length: 116.49 days


VersionDistribution 0.25% 8.34% 13.57% 18.56% 29.14% 4.98% 0.12% 0.25% 24.78%

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ASUS Wireless Router Device Discovery Utility

What is ASUS Wireless Router Device Discovery Utility?

This is a a utility for configuring the router settings and another application for restoring the device firmware. In addition to utility provides management features for the router.


The most used version is, 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The main program executable is discovery.exe. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 3.5 MB (3,668,694 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.asus.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ASUS\Wireless Router\Device Discovery
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{09CDCA35-23FF-4ED6-AFDA-BBD55235CE4B}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0007 -removeonly
Estimated size: 3.5 MB
Language: German

Program filesFiles installed by ASUS Wireless Router Device Discovery Utility

Program executable:discovery.exe
Name:Wireless AP/Gateway/Router Utilities
ASUS Device Discovery Application
Path:C:\Program Files\asus\wireless router\device discovery\discovery.exe
Additional files:
  • ASUSW32N55.dll (by Printing Communications Assoc., (PCAUSA)) - PCAUSA Rawether for Windows (Rawether NDIS API DLL (x86))
  • asusfwctrl.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Discovery.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CE2BEDCD-5972-42D6-ADE3-4013E14A0FB4}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Discovery.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program\ASUS\Wireless Router\Device Discovery\Discovery.exe'.

How do I remove ASUS Wireless Router Device Discovery Utility?

You can uninstall ASUS Wireless Router Device Discovery 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 Wireless Router Device Discovery 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 Wireless Router Device Discovery Utility.

Win 10 63%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 63.26%
Windows 7 34.99%
Windows XP 1.12%
Windows Vista 0.62%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 23.53%
Windows 10 Pro 19.40%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.89%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.27%
Windows 7 Professional 8.39%
Windows 8.1 7.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

62.55% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 62.55%
  Italy 4.12%
  Canada 3.75%
  Sweden 3.56%
  Netherlands 3.09%
  Germany 2.90%
  Norway 2.25%
  United Kingdom 2.06%
  Finland 1.50%
  Singapore 1.31%
  Australia 1.12%
  Poland 1.03%
  Hong Kong 0.94%
  France 0.94%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.50%
ASUS 21.89%
Dell 17.51%
Acer 12.67%
Lenovo 8.76%
Toshiba 4.61%
MSI 2.07%
Samsung 1.61%
Alienware 1.15%
Gateway 0.69%
Intel 0.69%
Common models
ASUS All Series 17.33%
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 2.67%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.67%
Dell XPS 8700 2.22%
Dell XPS 8500 2.22%
MSI MS-7845 1.78%

About ASUS

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


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