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6% remove it94% keep it
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United States Rank #24,122
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Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.25 days
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Average installed length: 50.40 days


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D-Link DWA-525

What is D-Link DWA-525?

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).

About  (from D-Link)

Connect your desktop computer to a high-speed Wi-Fi network using the D-Link Wireless N 150 Desktop PCI Adapter to experience faster file transfers and browse the Internet from greater distances across your home than pervious-generation Wireless G technology. Upgrading your computer with the Wireless N 150 Desktop PCI ...  Read more


Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. 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 main program executable is airncfg.exe. The software installer includes 22 files and is usually about 18.15 MB (19,027,304 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dlink.com/us/en/home-solutions/connect/adapters/dwa-525-wireless-n-150-pci-adapter
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\D-Link\DWA-525 revA
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{1DEB8A37-56C9-4E41-9102-171D8EC91DF0}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 18.15 MB
Language: Spanish

Program filesFiles installed by D-Link DWA-525

Program executable:airncfg.exe
Name:D-Link WLAN Application
Path:C:\Program Files\d-link\dwa-525 reva\airncfg.exe
Additional files:
  • WZCSLDR2.exe (by Wireless Service) - ANIWZCS2 Service Launcher (9x) (ANIWZCS2 launcher for Windows.)
  • ANIOWPS.dll - ANIOWPS Dynamic Link Library (ANIOWPS DLL)
  • ANIWZCS2.dll (by Wireless Service) - ANIWZCS Dynamic Link Library
  • ANIWZCSd.dll
  • 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)
  • CtrlMix.exe - CtrlMix Application (CtrlMix MFC Application)
  • ANIWConnService.exe - ANIWConnService

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • AirNCFG.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{0395ADE0-AE9F-4B92-A111-AFD5E090BF87}' (runs on registration).
  • ANIWConnService.exe runs as a service named 'D_Link_DWL-G510_WPS Service' (D_Link_DWL-G510_WPS).
2 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-525' which loads as C:\Program Files\D-Link\DWA-525 revA\AirNCFG.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:3.96 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0054352899%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00255229%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00288300%
0.015104% average
70 average
I/O reads/min:104 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:6.44 MB
Total CPU:0.0000823464%
Kernel CPU:0.00003868%
User CPU:0.00004367%
Memory:2.08 MB
Total CPU:0.0008051255%
Kernel CPU:0.00045954%
User CPU:0.00034559%
CPU cycles/sec:193,963
I/O reads/min:45 Bytes

How do I remove D-Link DWA-525?

You can uninstall D-Link DWA-525 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-525, 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-525.

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.66%
Windows XP 12.94%
Windows 10 9.87%
Windows Vista 1.32%
Windows Server 2003 0.22%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 40.53%
Windows 7 Professional 18.06%
Microsoft Windows XP 12.78%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.11%
Windows 10 Pro 2.86%
Windows 7 Enterprise 2.20%

Distribution by countryGeography

15.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 15.29%
  Iran 9.98%
  India 8.28%
  Brazil 7.64%
  Australia 5.31%
  Canada 4.46%
  Russia 3.82%
  South Africa 3.18%
  Thailand 2.97%
  DZ 2.76%
  Philippines 2.76%
  France 2.12%
  Ecuador 2.12%
  Mexico 1.91%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 18.03%
Acer 17.62%
Intel 14.34%
ASUS 8.61%
Hewlett-Packard 8.61%
American Megatrends 2.46%
Sahara 1.23%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.56%
Micro-Star MS-7599 3.47%
Gigabyte G31M-S2L 2.78%
Gigabyte M61PME-S2P 2.78%
Gigabyte P31-ES3G 2.78%

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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