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Should I remove AX88179_AX88178A Windows 8 Drivers?

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VersionDistribution 6.17% 32.10% 3.70% 1.23% 13.99% 0.41% 15.23% 6.58% 20.58%

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AX88179_AX88178A Windows 8 Drivers

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What is AX88179_AX88178A Windows 8 Drivers?

This is the software driver package for the ASIX chip.

About  (from ASIX Electronics)

AX88179 is the world's first 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. The AX88179 is the latest addition to ASIX's USB-to-LAN product portfolio, providing a small form factor solution and plug-and-play usability, enabling embedded...  Read more


AX88179_AX88178A Windows 8 Drivers is a software program developed by ASIX Electronics. The most common release 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 setup package generally installs about 2 files and is usually about 2.24 MB (2,345,916 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 39% of users of AX88179_AX88178A Windows 8 Drivers come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.asix.com.tw
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ASIX Electronics Corporation\AX88179_AX88178A Windows 8 Drivers\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{D3938C66-4472-4817-86C5-58EBF9324DF1}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0415 -removeonly
Estimated size: 2.24 MB

Program filesFiles installed by AX88179_AX88178A Windows 8 Drivers

  • devcon.exe (by Windows (R) Win 7 DDK provider) - Windows (R) Win 7 DDK driver (Windows Setup API)
  • DPInst.exe (by Microsoft) - Programme d'installation du package de pilotes (DPInst) (Programme d'installation du package de pilotes)

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 8 Drivers?

Quickly and completely remove AX88179_AX88178A Windows 8 Drivers from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall AX88179_AX88178A Windows 8 Drivers 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program AX88179_AX88178A Windows 8 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 8 Drivers.

Win 10 99%
Win 7 (SP1) 1%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 99.18%
Windows 7 0.82%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 33.06%
Windows 8.1 Pro 22.31%
Windows 8 13.22%
Windows 10 Home 9.50%
Windows 10 Pro 7.02%
Windows 8 Pro 5.37%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.52% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.52%
  France 10.89%
  Germany 7.00%
  Canada 5.06%
  Australia 4.28%
  Italy 3.50%
  Netherlands 3.50%
  Japan 2.72%
  Belgium 2.72%
  Sweden 2.33%
  Switzerland 1.56%
  United Kingdom 1.17%
  Czech Republic 1.17%
  DK 1.17%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 46.53%
Toshiba 13.86%
Lenovo 12.38%
Dell 9.41%
Acer 5.94%
Hewlett-Packard 5.45%
Sony 3.47%
Samsung 1.49%
American Megatrends 0.50%
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