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Should I remove Atheros Ethernet Utility?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,775
United States Rank #7,350
Reach 0.0441%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.04 days
148.55 days >
Average installed length: 78.05 days


VersionDistribution 2.30% 3.91% 2.30% 3.34% 8.29% 28.54% 7.48% 5.64% 0.46% 37.74%

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Atheros Ethernet Utility

What is Atheros Ethernet Utility?

The Atheros Ethernet Utility is installed with various Qualcomm Atheros Ethernet cards and provides the necessary device drivers, configuration and management tools. The configuration utilities allow users to fine-tune connection settings.


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 main program executable is AeuApp.exe. The software installer includes 18 files and is usually about 872 KB (892,928 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.atheros.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Atheros Communications Inc.\Atheros Ethernet Utility
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{FB686487-C637-4EEF-BCB1-C92463F2CC05}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 872 KB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Atheros Ethernet Utility

Program executable:AeuApp.exe
Name:Atheros Gigabit/Fast Ethernet 10/100/1000Base-T Controller
Atheros Gigabit Ethernet Utility
Path:C:\Program Files\Atheros Communications Inc\Atheros Ethernet Utility\AeuApp.exe
Additional files:
  • AeuApp.exe - Atheros Gigabit/Fast Ethernet 10/100/1000Base-T Controller (Atheros Gigabit Ethernet Utility)
  • AeuOemRes.dll - Atheros Ethernet Utility OEM Resources DLL
  • aeutrayutil.exe - Atheros Ethernet Tray Utility
  • dev_op_amd64.exe
  • dev_op_x86.exe
  • Mimo.exe
  • okato.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • AeuApp.exe is scheduled as a task named 'Run AEU' (runs daily at 23:42).

How do I remove Atheros Ethernet Utility?

You can uninstall Atheros Ethernet 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 Atheros Ethernet 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 Atheros Ethernet Utility.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.01%
Windows XP 19.77%
Windows 10 9.43%
Windows Vista 3.68%
Windows Server 2003 0.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 41.53%
Microsoft Windows XP 19.72%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.71%
Windows 7 Professional 7.54%
Windows 10 Home 4.52%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

54.13% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 54.13%
  Germany 5.27%
  Italy 4.90%
  Taiwan 4.00%
  United Kingdom 3.63%
  France 3.09%
  Brazil 2.09%
  Australia 1.36%
  Iran 1.36%
  India 1.27%
  Japan 1.18%
  Canada 1.18%
  Spain 1.00%
  Hungary 1.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 66.74%
American Megatrends 24.19%
Dell 3.67%
Acer 2.16%
Hewlett-Packard 2.16%
Common models
ASUSTeK CM5571 32.80%
ASUSTeK CM1740 31.22%
ASUSTeK CM5671 16.14%
ASUSTeK 1000H 2.12%
ASUSTek Computer INC. P5K... 1.59%
ASUSTeK 1005HA 1.59%

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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