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Should I remove D-Link DWA-171 Wireless AC Dual Band Adapter?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
11% remove it89% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,955
United States Rank #15,295
Reach 0.0133%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.35 days
364.40 days >
Average installed length: 191.46 days


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D-Link DWA-171 Wireless AC Dual Band Adapter

What is D-Link DWA-171 Wireless AC Dual Band Adapter?

This is the software driver and additional utilities required for managing and connecting the D-Link device to the computer. Uninstalling this driver may cause the hardware to stop functioning properly (only remove this package if you no longer have the networking device connected to your PC).


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 wirelesscm.exe. The software installer includes 31 files and is usually about 26.1 MB (27,371,483 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dlink.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\D-Link\DWA-171
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{98B82958-1DCA-4504-BE88-C91F1C7A7225}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 26.1 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by D-Link DWA-171 Wireless AC Dual Band Adapter

Program executable:wirelesscm.exe
Name:D-Link WLAN Application
Path:C:\Program Files\D-Link\DWA-171\wirelesscm.exe
Additional files:
  • WlanWiz.dll - WlanWiz
  • RtlProt.sys (by Windows (R) Codename Longhorn DDK provider) - Windows (R) Codename Longhorn DDK driver (Realtek Utility I/O Driver)
  • WlanDll.dll - WlanDll Dynamic Link Library (WlanDll DLL)
  • WlanWps.dll - WlanWPS Dynamic Link Library (WlanWPS DLL)
  • RtlLib.dll (by Realtek Semiconductor) - RtlLib Dynamic Link Library (RtlLib DLL(IHV))
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • rtkbind.exe - RtkBind Application
  • RtlIhvOid.dll (by Realtek) - IHV OID (IHV OID DLL (WiFi Direct))
  • ResPj.dll - ResPj

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • wirelesscm.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9364CAB8-FE19-4716-8026-7D8971F74585}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove D-Link DWA-171 Wireless AC Dual Band Adapter?

You can uninstall D-Link DWA-171 Wireless AC Dual Band Adapter 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-171 Wireless AC Dual Band Adapter, 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-171 Wireless AC Dual Band Adapter.

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 49.81%
Windows 10 44.11%
Windows Vista 3.42%
Windows XP 2.66%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.44%
Windows 10 Home 13.36%
Windows 7 Professional 11.07%
Windows 8.1 11.07%
Windows 10 Pro 9.54%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.34%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.66% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.66%
  Canada 13.29%
  Australia 4.53%
  Belgium 4.53%
  DK 3.93%
  Sweden 3.02%
  Switzerland 2.11%
  Norway 1.81%
  Taiwan 1.81%
  Germany 1.51%
  Spain 1.51%
  Mexico 1.21%
  Netherlands 0.91%
  Romania 0.91%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.86%
Acer 22.14%
Dell 17.86%
ASUS 9.29%
Lenovo 4.29%
Intel 2.86%
American Megatrends 1.43%
Sony 1.43%
Toshiba 1.43%
Alienware 0.71%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.55%
ASUS All Series 3.79%
Acer Aspire X3910 3.79%
ASUSTeK M11AD 3.03%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.27%
Packard Bell imedia S3712 2.27%

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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