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Should I remove AVM FRITZ!WLAN?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,306
United States Rank #9,196
Reach 0.2756%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 31.86 days
700.76 days >
Average installed length: 368.20 days


VersionDistribution 23.27%
06.20.10 0.20%
06.20.07 1.31%
06.20.06 1.27%
06.20.00 4.00%


What is AVM FRITZ!WLAN?  (from AVM Berlin)

FRITZ!WLAN USB Stick N is a fast and easy way to connect your PC to your FRITZ!Box WLAN and other compatible WLAN routers. It uses the new WLAN standard 802.11n, which boosts speed to up to 300 Mbit/s. Wireless surfing is even more fun thanks to the compact design, the super easy installation and WPA2 wireless encrypti...  Read more


AVM FRITZ!WLAN is a program developed by AVM Berlin. The most used version is, with over 33% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is wlangui.exe. The software installer includes 20 files and is usually about 4.46 MB (4,681,758 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 88% of users of AVM FRITZ!WLAN come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Netherlands.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\avmwlanstick
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\avmwlanstick\instwcli.exe -d1
Estimated size: 4.46 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AVM FRITZ!WLAN

Program executable:wlangui.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\avmwlanstick\wlangui.exe
Additional files:
  • FRITZWLANMiniAdmin.exe - AVM FRITZ!WLAN Mini (Admin) (FRITZ!WLAN Mini Client)
  • avmacc32.dll - AVM Installation Dll
  • avmacc64.dll
  • AvmLauncher.exe - Anwendung AdminExe (AVM Program Launcher)
  • AvmLauncher64.exe
  • WLanNetService.exe - AVM AVMWlanService (AVMWlanService)
  • instwcli.exe - AVM Inf Installer
  • avmsysnet.dll - AVM LAN + WLAN Helper
  • avmwlapi.dll (by AVM GmbH) - WLAN Configuration DLL 32 bit

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • WLanGUI.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0E141584-75FB-4E8A-A868-CE738768668E}' (runs on registration).
  • FRITZWLANMini.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{495BA34D-F725-47EE-B9D3-0C22FC65CC61}' (runs on registration).
2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • FRITZWLANMini.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 3.
  • WLanGUI.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named 1.
  • WLanNetService.exe runs as a service named 'AVM WLAN Connection Service' (AVM WLAN Connection Service).
Startup File (User Run)
  • WLanGUI.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'FRITZ!WLAN GUI' and executes as C:\Program Files\avmwlanstick\WLanGUI.exe.
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • FRITZWLANMini.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AVMWlanClient' which loads as C:\Program Files\avmwlanstick\FRITZWLANMini.exe.
  • WLanGUI.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AVMWlanClient' which loads as C:\Program Files\avmwlanstick\wlangui.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • FRITZWLANMini.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\avmwlanstick\FRITZWLANMini.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:824 KB
21.09 MB average
User CPU:0.00027412%
0.015104% average

How do I remove AVM FRITZ!WLAN?

You can uninstall AVM FRITZ!WLAN 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 AVM FRITZ!WLAN, 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 AVM FRITZ!WLAN.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 60.75%
Windows 10 27.42%
Windows XP 6.61%
Windows Vista 5.21%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.12%
Windows 7 Professional 13.13%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.32%
Windows 10 Home 8.08%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.60%
Windows 10 Pro 5.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

87.99% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 87.99%
  United States 7.64%
  Netherlands 1.17%
  Italy 0.77%
  Switzerland 0.73%
  Austria 0.51%
  United Kingdom 0.29%
  France 0.22%
  Luxembourg 0.15%
  Spain 0.09%
  Belgium 0.05%
  Australia 0.05%
  Singapore 0.04%
  Brazil 0.04%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Medion 21.94%
Acer 18.26%
Dell 13.77%
Hewlett-Packard 12.09%
ASUS 6.36%
Intel 3.59%
American Megatrends 2.77%
Sahara 2.32%
Lenovo 1.18%
Samsung 1.09%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.19%
MEDIONPC MS-7502 5.03%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 4.69%
MEDIONPC MS-7616 4.02%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 2.85%
MEDION MS-7800 2.18%

About (from AVM Berlin)

AVM is one of the top two manufacturers of broadband devices in Europe.
Publisher URL: www.avm.de


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