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AX88179_AX88178A Windows 7 Drivers

What is AX88179_AX88178A Windows 7 Drivers?

This is the software driver package for the ASIX chip.

About  (from ASIX Electronics)

AX88179 is the USB 3.0 to Gigabit Ethernet controller which integrates USB 3.0 PHY and 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet MAC/PHY in a single chip.


AX88179_AX88178A Windows 7 Drivers is a program developed by ASIX Electronics. 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 installer includes 2 files and is usually about 2.22 MB (2,328,064 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 8. While about 47% of users of AX88179_AX88178A Windows 7 Drivers come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.asix.com.tw
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ASIX Electronics Corporation\AX88179_AX88178A Windows 7 Drivers\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{14414298-5199-4C52-81E2-FF1501EAAD72}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 2.22 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AX88179_AX88178A Windows 7 Drivers

  • devcon.exe (by Windows (R) Win 7 DDK provider) - Windows (R) Win 7 DDK driver (Windows Setup API)
  • DPInst.exe (by Microsoft) - Driver Package Installer (DPInst) (Driver Package Installer)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • DPInst.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{68877F44-465C-4915-80C1-C93C2E883079}' (runs on registration).
  • devcon.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D9676235-F5A4-4156-9B56-593268781226}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove AX88179_AX88178A Windows 7 Drivers?

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  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 AX88179_AX88178A Windows 7 Drivers, 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 AX88179_AX88178A Windows 7 Drivers.

Win 7 (SP1) 87%
Win 7 4%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 90.85%
Windows 8 9.15%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.13%
Windows 7 Professional 30.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.06%
Windows 7 Enterprise 6.38%
Windows 10 Home 4.96%
Windows 10 Pro 2.84%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.55% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.55%
  Germany 17.24%
  France 9.20%
  United Kingdom 4.60%
  Canada 3.45%
  Japan 2.87%
  Belgium 2.30%
  Austria 1.72%
  Netherlands 1.72%
  Czech Republic 1.72%
  Sweden 1.15%
  Taiwan 0.57%
  Brazil 0.57%
  Hungary 0.57%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 23.53%
Hewlett-Packard 18.82%
ASUS 12.94%
Acer 11.76%
Medion 9.41%
Lenovo 8.24%
Toshiba 4.71%
MSI 1.18%
Intel 1.18%
Apple 1.18%
American Megatrends 1.18%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.67%
Dell Dell System XPS L3... 2.75%
MEDION P961x 1.83%
Dell XPS13 9333 1.83%
ASUS All Series 1.83%
ASUSTeK UX32VD 1.83%


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