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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
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #15,506
United States Rank #33,506
Reach 0.0179%


20.00.0000 27.17%
18.00.0000 25.72%
16.00.0000 3.47%
14.00.0000 36.99%
8.00.0000 0.29%
7.00.0000 3.47%
4.00.0000 2.89%

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Atheros WLAN Client

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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 17% of users of Atheros WLAN Client come from Germany, it is also popular in United Kingdom and the United States.

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 Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (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 56%
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 57.06%
Windows 7 19.60%
Windows Vista 19.60%
Windows 10 3.75%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 55.82%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 12.24%
Windows 7 Home Premium 9.85%
Windows Vista Home Basic 7.46%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.97%
Windows 7 Professional 4.18%

Distribution by countryGeography

16.52% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 16.52%
  United Kingdom 10.43%
  United States 9.86%
  France 9.57%
  Italy 8.12%
  Spain 6.09%
  Poland 3.48%
  Netherlands 3.19%
  Russia 2.90%
  India 2.61%
  Hungary 2.32%
  Brazil 1.74%
  UA 1.74%
  Belgium 1.74%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Samsung 80.17%
Acer 15.16%
ASUS 1.46%
Hewlett-Packard 0.87%
Toshiba 0.87%
American Megatrends 0.29%
Packard Bell 0.29%
Sony 0.29%
Dell 0.29%
Alienware 0.29%
Common models
Samsung NC10 21.98%
Samsung R519/R719 19.20%
Samsung N130 4.64%
Samsung R59P/R60P/R61P 4.33%
Samsung R510/P510 3.41%
Samsung N310 2.48%


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