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5% remove it95% keep it
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VersionDistribution 15.60% 12.84% 13.76% 2.75% 51.38% 3.67%

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Cisco Powerline AV Utility

What is Cisco Powerline AV Utility?

The Cisco Powerline AV Utility is used to set up security for the Powerline Fast Ethernet adapters and upgrade its firmware.


Cisco Powerline AV Utility is a program developed by Cisco Systems. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 9 files and is usually about 21.07 MB (22,096,428 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 69% of users of Cisco Powerline AV Utility come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Cisco.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Cisco Systems\Cisco Powerline AV Utility
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{586A0CC4-E9A2-432B-8ACD-C398F1D94E63}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 21.07 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Cisco Powerline AV Utility

  • TestProgramIsRunning.exe (by WNC) - TestProgramIsRunning
  • WireConf.exe - Cisco Powerline AV (Cisco Powerline AV Utility)
  • libcurl.dll (by The cURL library, http://curl.haxx.se/) - The cURL library (libcurl Shared Library)
  • libeay32.dll
  • libgcc_s_dw2-1.dll
  • libl2driver.dll
  • libssl32.dll
  • libstdc++-6.dll
  • pthreadGC2.dll (by Open Source Software community project) - POSIX Threads for Windows32 Library

How do I remove Cisco Powerline AV Utility?

You can uninstall Cisco Powerline AV 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 Cisco Powerline AV 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 Cisco Powerline AV Utility.

Win 7 (SP1) 72%
Win XP 2%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.48%
Windows 10 21.10%
Windows Vista 4.59%
Windows XP 1.83%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.45%
Windows 7 Professional 20.18%
Windows 7 Ultimate 11.01%
Windows 8.1 6.42%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.59%
Windows 10 Home 4.59%

Distribution by countryGeography

68.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 68.67%
  Italy 3.33%
  United Kingdom 3.33%
  Mexico 2.67%
  Netherlands 2.67%
  Canada 2.67%
  United Arab Emirates 2.67%
  Saudi Arabia 2.67%
  Slovenia 1.33%
  South Africa 1.33%
  Spain 1.33%
  OM 1.33%
  Czech Republic 1.33%
  LY 0.67%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 34.29%
Hewlett-Packard 32.86%
Acer 12.86%
ASUS 8.57%
Toshiba 4.29%
Sony 2.86%
Samsung 1.43%
Lenovo 1.43%
Intel 1.43%
Common models
Dell XPS 8500 3.19%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.19%
Dell Inspiron 580 2.13%
Dell OptiPlex 3010 2.13%
Dell Latitude E6540 1.06%
Dell Inspiron N5040 1.06%

About Cisco Systems

Cisco designs, manufactures, & sells networking equipment whose portfolio of products & services is focused on market segments, Enterprise & Service Provider, Small Business & the Home.
Publisher URL: www.cisco.com


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