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2% remove it98% keep it
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How common is it?
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United States Rank #20,416
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
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Average installed length: 199.79 days


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D-Link DWA-140

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What is D-Link DWA-140?

The software for the D-Link DWA-140 includes the required drivers, management features and quick start guides to support this wireless adapter.


D-Link DWA-140 is a program developed by D-Link. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is airncfg.exe. The software installer includes 30 files and is usually about 18.62 MB (19,521,505 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 19% of users of D-Link DWA-140 come from Germany, it is also popular in Sweden and the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dlink.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\D-Link\DWA-140 revB
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{D7D2F494-89E3-42ED-8A2B-75BDD9B464CB}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0019 -removeonly
Estimated size: 18.62 MB
Language: Russian

Program filesFiles installed by D-Link DWA-140

Program executable:airncfg.exe
Name:D-Link WLAN Application
Path:C:\Program Files\d-link\dwa-140 revb\airncfg.exe
Additional files:
  • ANICtl.dll - DevCtrl Dynamic Link Library (DevCtrl DLL)
  • ANIOWPS.dll - ANIOWPS Dynamic Link Library (ANIOWPS DLL)
  • ANIWZCS2.dll (by Wireless Service) - ANIWZCS Dynamic Link Library
  • ANIWZCSd.dll (by Wireless Service)
  • wlanapp.dll - WlanApp Dynamic Link Library (WlanApp DLL)
  • wnicapi.dll - WNICAPI Dynamic Link Library
  • ANPDApi.dll - ANPD Helper DLL API library
  • D-Link Wizard.exe - D-Link WLAN Application
  • ANPDInst.exe - ANPDInst Application (ANPDInst MFC Application)
  • ANIWPS.exe - ANIWPS Application (ANIWPS MFC Application)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • AirNCFG.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{811B3A3C-08E0-46D4-8F68-F61493D2AE2A}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • AirNCFG.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named D-Link D-Link Wireless N DWA-140.
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • AirNCFG.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'D-Link D-Link Wireless N DWA-140' which loads as C:\Program Files\D-Link\DWA-140 revB\AirNCFG.exe.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • D-Link Wizard.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\D-Link\DWA-140 revB\D-Link Wizard.exe'.
  • AirNCFG.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\D-Link\DWA-140 revB\AirNCFG.exe'.

How do I remove D-Link DWA-140?

Quickly and completely remove D-Link DWA-140 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall D-Link DWA-140 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 D-Link DWA-140, 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 D-Link DWA-140.

Win 7 (SP1) 60%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 62.97%
Windows 10 20.39%
Windows XP 9.16%
Windows Vista 7.48%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.21%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.62%
Windows 7 Professional 12.11%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.98%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.47%
Windows 8.1 4.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

18.65% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 18.65%
  Sweden 13.08%
  United States 12.82%
  Italy 10.10%
  France 5.57%
  Belgium 4.15%
  Spain 4.15%
  United Kingdom 3.50%
  Thailand 2.72%
  Norway 2.59%
  Russia 2.46%
  Taiwan 2.33%
  Netherlands 1.94%
  Portugal 1.81%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 25.22%
Hewlett-Packard 17.51%
Dell 17.21%
ASUS 11.57%
American Megatrends 3.26%
Intel 2.67%
Medion 2.67%
Samsung 2.08%
MSI 1.78%
Lenovo 1.48%
Packard Bell 0.89%
Common models
ASUS All Series 3.17%
MEDIONPC MS-7366 2.65%
Acer Aspire X3990 2.12%
Dell Inspiron 620 2.12%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 2.12%
Micro-Star MS-7599 2.12%

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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