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Should I remove Atheros Client Installation Program?

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 #428
United States Rank #972
Reach 1.4749%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.86 days
526.75 days >
Average installed length: 276.77 days


9.0 36.19%
8.0 1.39%
7.0 46.77%
7 0.02%
5.0 0.01% 0.12%
10.0 0.78% 3.39% 5.03% 5.07%

Other programs by Atheros Communications

Atheros Client Installation Program

What is Atheros Client Installation Program?

This is the driver installer for the Atheros wireless/bluetooth device installed in the computer.


Atheros Client Installation Program is a program developed by Atheros Communications. The most used version is 7.0, with over 98% 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. The main program executable is AWiCDiag.exe. The software installer includes 10 files and is usually about 1.63 MB (1,709,110 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 27% of users of Atheros Client Installation Program come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.atheros.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Atheros
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{28006915-2739-4EBE-B5E8-49B25D32EB33}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x040c -removeonly
Estimated size: 1.63 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Atheros Client Installation Program

Program executable:AWiCDiag.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Atheros\AWiCDiag.exe
Additional files:
  • wsimdbub.exe - wsimdbub (wsimd bind unbind utility)
  • oemres.dll - oemres (Atheros OEM Resource DLL)
  • ACU.exe - ACU (Atheros Client Utility)
  • aculoc.dll
  • Ath_WlanAgent.exe
  • athdiagloc.dll
  • AWiCDiag.exe
  • DiagAPI.dll
  • oemresloc.dll
  • athdiag.exe - Troubleshooting Utility Application (Troubleshooting Utility MFC Application)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • Ath_WlanAgent.exe runs as a service named 'ZAtheros Wlan Agent' (ZAtheros Wlan Agent) "Atheros agent for Wlan".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ACU.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ACU' which loads as C:\Program\Atheros\ACU.exe -nogui.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.99 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000001483%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00000013%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000002%
0.015104% average

How do I remove Atheros Client Installation Program?

You can uninstall Atheros Client Installation Program 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 Atheros Client Installation Program, 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 Atheros Client Installation Program.

Win 7 (SP1) 76%
Win 8 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 84.30%
Windows 10 9.68%
Windows Vista 3.44%
Windows XP 2.57%
Windows Server 2003 0.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 51.05%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.62%
Windows 7 Starter 6.61%
Windows 10 Home 6.54%
Windows 7 Professional 6.44%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.90%

Distribution by countryGeography

26.84% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 26.84%
  Germany 8.76%
  United Kingdom 7.37%
  Brazil 6.03%
  France 5.14%
  Italy 4.38%
  Canada 2.74%
  Poland 2.01%
  Netherlands 1.89%
  Sweden 1.88%
  Australia 1.68%
  Spain 1.56%
  Iran 1.41%
  Russia 1.40%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Samsung 50.90%
ASUS 23.25%
Acer 9.52%
Lenovo 9.03%
Dell 3.26%
MSI 1.47%
Hewlett-Packard 1.26%
Sony 0.39%
Sahara 0.31%
Toshiba 0.30%
Common models
Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300... 4.79%
Samsung R530/R730 3.84%
Samsung RV410/RV510/S3510... 3.48%
Samsung 300E4A/300E5A/300... 3.39%
ASUSTeK K53U 3.23%
Samsung RV415/RV515 3.05%

About Atheros Communications

Qualcomm Atheros is a developer of semiconductors for network communications, focusing primarily on wireless. The Atheros chipsets for the IEEE 802.
Publisher URL: www.qca.qualcomm.com

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Iztokover a year ago
I installed a WLAN_Atheros_8.0.0.225_Win7x86x64 driver, which is actually Atheros Client Installation Program that install wifi driver. I run win7 ultimate. This driver just doesn't work no matther what. In the installation folder is only tray icon folder with tray icon. Any sugestion?