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What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,898
United States Rank #13,636
Reach 0.0242%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.06 days
532.71 days >
Average installed length: 279.90 days


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D-Link DWA-160

What is D-Link DWA-160?

The software for the D-Link DWA-160 includes the required drivers, management features and quick start guides to support this wireless adapter.

About  (from D-Link)

The dual band N technology in the DWA-160 supports selectable 2.4GHz or 5GHz wireless signals. This allows you to check e-mail and browse the Internet using the 2.4GHz band or stream HD movies and other media on the 5GHz band. The 5GHz wireless band is the best technology available for wirelessly streaming HD videos ...  Read more


D-Link DWA-160 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 22 files and is usually about 25.4 MB (26,631,872 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 38% of users of D-Link DWA-160 come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and Australia.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dlink.com/us/en/home-solutions/connect/adapters/dwa-160-xtreme-n-dual-band-usb-adapter
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\D-Link\DWA-160
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{294A97F8-CC15-41F7-8718-CEE6B0C7D7E0}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 25.4 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by D-Link DWA-160

Program executable:airncfg.exe
Name:D-Link WLAN Application
Path:C:\Program Files\d-link\dwa-160\airncfg.exe
Additional files:
  • 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
  • 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 '{8ECD74B0-1ACC-481F-A536-2F5D189D0DE6}' (runs on registration).
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 Dual Band DWA-160' which loads as C:\Program Files\D-Link\DWA-160\AirNCFG.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • AirNCFG.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\D-Link\DWA-160\AirNCFG.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:5.01 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001455236%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00006700%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00007853%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:106,437
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:88 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove D-Link DWA-160?

You can uninstall D-Link DWA-160 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-160, 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-160.

Win 7 (SP1) 62%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.25%
Windows 10 24.11%
Windows Vista 5.24%
Windows XP 4.40%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 36.63%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.16%
Windows 7 Professional 14.11%
Windows 10 Home 6.11%
Windows 8.1 4.84%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.63%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.16% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.16%
  Canada 32.91%
  Australia 5.06%
  Sweden 3.98%
  Norway 2.89%
  Germany 2.17%
  France 1.81%
  Taiwan 1.63%
  DK 1.63%
  Belgium 1.27%
  Brazil 1.08%
  Malaysia 0.90%
  United Kingdom 0.90%
  Singapore 0.54%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 31.89%
Acer 22.05%
Hewlett-Packard 20.47%
ASUS 6.30%
Toshiba 4.33%
American Megatrends 2.36%
Intel 1.18%
Gateway 0.79%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 530 4.55%
ASUS All Series 3.90%
Acer Aspire M3970 2.60%
Dell Studio XPS 9100 1.95%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 1.95%
MSI MS-7721 1.95%

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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