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Should I remove Atheros WLAN Client?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #14,540
United States Rank #29,956
Reach 0.0226%


20.00.0000 27.67%
18.00.0000 26.73%
16.00.0000 3.46%
14.00.0000 35.22%
8.00.0000 0.31%
7.00.0000 3.46%
4.00.0000 3.14%

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Atheros WLAN Client


Atheros WLAN Client is a program developed by Atheros. The most used version is 14.00.0000, 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. The main program executable is AWiCDiag.exe. The software installer includes 8 files and is usually about 1.46 MB (1,531,583 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows XP as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 16% of users of Atheros WLAN Client come from Germany, it is also popular in United Kingdom and France.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Atheros WLAN Client
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{3832FA99-2EDD-41E0-94AD-FBF9FABAFEF9}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x000e -removeonly
Estimated size: 1.46 MB
Language: Hungarian

Program filesFiles installed by Atheros WLAN Client

Program executable:AWiCDiag.exe
Name:AWiC Diagnostics Utility
Path:C:\Program Files\Atheros WLAN Client\AWiCDiag.exe
Additional files:
  • oemresloc.dll - oemresloc (Atheros OEM Resource Localized DLL)
  • aculoc.dll - ACULoc (Atheros Client Utility Localized)
  • oemres.dll - oemres (Atheros OEM Resource DLL)
  • ACU.exe - ACU (Atheros Client Utility)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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 Files\Atheros WLAN Client\ACU.exe" -nogui.

How do I remove Atheros WLAN Client?

Quickly and completely remove Atheros WLAN Client from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Atheros WLAN Client 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 Atheros WLAN Client, 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 Atheros WLAN Client.

Win XP 57%
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 XP 58.93%
Windows Vista 20.69%
Windows 7 19.12%
Windows 8 1.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 58.73%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.70%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.52%
Windows Vista Home Basic 7.62%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.71%
Windows 7 Professional 3.81%

Distribution by countryGeography

16.10% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 16.10%
  United Kingdom 10.84%
  France 10.22%
  United States 8.98%
  Italy 7.43%
  Spain 5.57%
  Russia 3.41%
  Poland 3.41%
  Netherlands 3.10%
  India 2.79%
  Hungary 2.48%
  Belgium 1.86%
  Brazil 1.55%
  UA 1.55%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Samsung 82.59%
Acer 13.61%
ASUS 1.27%
Toshiba 0.95%
Hewlett-Packard 0.63%
Packard Bell 0.32%
Sony 0.32%
Dell 0.32%
Common models
Samsung NC10 24.92%
Samsung R519/R719 19.67%
Samsung R59P/R60P/R61P 5.25%
Samsung N130 4.59%
Samsung R510/P510 3.61%
Samsung N310 2.30%


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