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7% remove it93% keep it
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Atheros WiFi Driver Installation

What is Atheros WiFi Driver Installation?

This is the software driver package for the installed Atheros WiFi device. The driver package is required in order for the Atheros WiFi device to function properly and is the software that allows your computer to communicate with this hardware device.


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 AthWpaP2pDriver.dll. The software installer includes 9 files and is usually about 3.16 MB (3,310,906 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.atheros.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Atheros WiFi Driver Installation
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{7D916FA5-DAE9-4A25-B089-655C70EAF607}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 3.16 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Atheros WiFi Driver Installation

Program module:AthWpaP2pDriver.dll
P2P Supplicant Driver
Path:C:\Program Files\Atheros WiFi Driver Installation\AthWpaP2pDriver.dll
Additional files:
  • AthIhvWlanExt.dll - DirectConnect (Atheros IHV Manager)
  • AthIhvWpaP2p.dll - DirectConnect P2P IHV
  • AthWpaP2pDriver.dll - P2P Supplicant Driver
  • DCWpaSupplicant.exe - DirectConnect P2P Supplicant
  • wpa_cli.exe - P2P Supplicant command line interface
  • wpa_supplicant.exe - Atheros P2P Supplicant

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • DCWpaSupplicant.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EB113B4E-DD5C-4F1B-89C7-76804ADB0D1F}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Atheros WiFi Driver Installation?

You can uninstall Atheros WiFi Driver Installation 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 WiFi Driver Installation, 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 WiFi Driver Installation.

Win 7 (SP1) 83%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 85.23%
Windows 10 13.79%
Windows Vista 0.76%
Windows XP 0.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 64.62%
Windows 10 Home 10.05%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.40%
Windows 7 Home Basic 6.42%
Windows 7 Professional 4.68%
Windows 8.1 Pro 1.22%

Distribution by countryGeography

28.47% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 28.47%
  United Kingdom 9.51%
  Germany 9.48%
  Brazil 5.75%
  Italy 4.67%
  France 3.93%
  Canada 2.38%
  India 2.32%
  Spain 2.20%
  Netherlands 2.11%
  Belgium 2.05%
  Japan 1.91%
  Mexico 1.61%
  Austria 1.35%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sony 98.90%
Acer 1.10%
Common models
Sony VPCEH1AFX 3.47%
Sony VPCEH2J1E 2.81%
Sony VPCEH40EB 2.59%
Sony VPCEH1M1E 2.54%
Sony VPCEH2N1E 2.54%
Sony VPCEH2H1E 2.21%

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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