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5% remove it95% keep it
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United States Rank #10,410
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 150.14 days


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D-Link DWA-125

What is D-Link DWA-125?

The software for the D-Link DWA-125 includes the required drivers, management features and quick start guides to support this wireless adapter.


D-Link DWA-125 is a software program developed by D-Link. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The programs's main executable is ANIWConnService.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 2.08 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 35 files and is usually about 18.62 MB (19,522,492 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 22% of users of D-Link DWA-125 come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dlink.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\D-Link\DWA-125 revA
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{E45CACFE-0576-4375-A84F-C34B99A7B652}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 18.62 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by D-Link DWA-125

Program executable:ANIWConnService.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\D-Link\DWA-125 revA\ANIWConnService.exe
Additional files:
  • ANIWZCSdS.exe (by Wireless Service) - ANIWZCS2 Service Launcher (NT) (ANIWZCS2 Service Launcher)
  • WZCSLDR2.exe (by Wireless Service) - ANIWZCS2 Service Launcher (9x) (ANIWZCS2 launcher for Windows.)
  • ANIOWPS.dll - ANIOWPS Dynamic Link Library (ANIOWPS DLL)
  • ANIWZCS2.dll - ANIWZCS Dynamic Link Library
  • ANIWZCSd.dll
  • wlanapp.dll - WlanApp Dynamic Link Library (WlanApp DLL)
  • wnicapi.dll - WNICAPI Dynamic Link Library
  • AirGCFG.exe - D-Link WLAN Application
  • AirNCFG.exe
  • D-Link Wizard.exe
  • ANPDInst.exe - ANPDInst Application (ANPDInst MFC Application)
  • CtrlMix.exe - CtrlMix Application (CtrlMix MFC Application)
  • ANIWPS.exe - ANIWPS Application (ANIWPS MFC Application)
  • ANIWConnService.exe - ANIWConnService

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • AirGCFG.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{858FED67-65AD-43B4-BE9C-84ECAF64E85C}' (runs on registration).
  • AirNCFG.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{3F8C520C-C69D-41FA-8DEA-E5E191B1AAE2}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • ANIWZCSdS.exe runs as a service named 'D_Link_DWA-566 Service' (D_Link_DWA-566).
  • ANIWConnService.exe runs as a service named 'D_Link_DWL-G510_WPS Service' (D_Link_DWL-G510_WPS).
3 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • WZCSLDR2.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'D-Link DWA-566 WZCSLDR2' which loads as C:\Program Files\D-Link\DWA-566\WZCSLDR2.exe.
  • AirNCFG.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'D-Link D-Link DWA-125' which loads as C:\Program Files\D-Link\DWA-125 revA\AirNCFG.exe.
  • AirGCFG.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'D-Link D-Link DWA-125' which loads as C:\Program Files\D-Link\DWA-125 revA\AirGCFG.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • AirGCFG.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\D-Link\DWA-125 revA\AirGCFG.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.08 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0008051255%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00045954%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00034559%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:193,963
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:45 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:2.62 MB
Total CPU:0.0010711106%
Kernel CPU:0.00052003%
User CPU:0.00055108%
I/O reads/min:436 Bytes
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
Memory:3.96 MB
Total CPU:0.0054352899%
Kernel CPU:0.00255229%
User CPU:0.00288300%
I/O reads/min:104 Bytes

How do I remove D-Link DWA-125?

You can uninstall D-Link DWA-125 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 D-Link DWA-125, 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 D-Link DWA-125.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 72.00%
Windows 10 12.79%
Windows XP 11.30%
Windows Vista 3.91%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 27.99%
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.55%
Windows 7 Professional 15.60%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.17%
Windows 10 Home 3.08%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.65%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.38% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 22.38%
  Brazil 9.93%
  Canada 9.27%
  Italy 4.77%
  Australia 4.37%
  Iran 3.71%
  Thailand 3.51%
  Taiwan 2.65%
  Mexico 2.52%
  Sweden 2.38%
  Germany 2.12%
  Russia 1.92%
  Colombia 1.85%
  Ecuador 1.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 23.19%
Acer 20.06%
Hewlett-Packard 18.63%
ASUS 10.95%
Intel 3.84%
Lenovo 2.99%
American Megatrends 1.85%
Toshiba 0.71%
Samsung 0.57%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.10%
Dell OptiPlex 360 2.72%
Dell OptiPlex 755 2.38%
Dell OptiPlex 780 2.04%
Gigabyte G41MT-S2PT 2.04%
Acer Aspire M3970 1.70%

About D-Link

D-Link is a network adapter vendor and a designer, developer, and manufacturer of networking solutions.
Publisher URL: www.dlink.com


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