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Should I remove D-Link Powerline AV Utility?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,990
United States Rank #20,406
Reach 0.0272%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 25.38 days
748.60 days >
Average installed length: 393.33 days


VersionDistribution 19.74% 34.64% 0.37% 11.55% 0.56%

Typically installed together

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D-Link Powerline AV Utility

What is D-Link Powerline AV Utility?  (from D-Link)

Delivering data transfer rates of up to 200Mbps, D-Link’s PowerLine Homeplug AV provides ample bandwidth for demanding digital home requirements, such as watching Internet TV or streaming digital music in any room. Advanced technology built into this adapter makes it more resistant to electrical interference from other...  Read more


D-Link Powerline AV Utility is a program developed by D-Link. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 Viper32.exe. The software installer includes 13 files and is usually about 768.33 KB (786,772 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 18% of users of D-Link Powerline AV Utility come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.d-link.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\d-link\powerline av utility
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\D-Link\Powerline AV Utility\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 768.33 KB

Program filesFiles installed by D-Link Powerline AV Utility

Program executable:Viper32.exe
Name:Powerline AV Utility
Path:C:\Program Files\d-link\powerline av utility\Viper32.exe
Additional files:
  • Viper32.exe - Powerline AV Utility
  • WinPcap_4_1_2.exe (by CACE Technologies) - WinPcap 4.1.2 (WinPcap 4.1.2 installer)
  • int6k.exe
  • int6kid.exe
  • int6kp.exe
  • mac2pw.exe
  • modpib.exe
  • pskey.exe
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • Viper32.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{9A2AC679-A9B3-49E6-8762-CA3B42C2509B}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • Viper32.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\D-Link\Powerline AV Utility\Viper32.exe'.

How do I remove D-Link Powerline AV Utility?

You can uninstall D-Link Powerline AV Utility 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 Powerline AV Utility, 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 Powerline AV Utility.

Win 7 (SP1) 59%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 61.71%
Windows 10 25.65%
Windows Vista 6.88%
Windows XP 5.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.21%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.08%
Windows 7 Professional 12.90%
Windows 10 Home 8.79%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.61%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.67%

Distribution by countryGeography

17.77% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 17.77%
  France 16.34%
  Italy 11.49%
  Canada 7.90%
  Sweden 6.64%
  United Kingdom 6.64%
  Belgium 4.49%
  Australia 4.31%
  Spain 4.13%
  Germany 4.13%
  Netherlands 3.41%
  Israel 2.69%
  Norway 1.62%
  DK 1.44%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 23.42%
Acer 19.70%
Dell 18.22%
ASUS 12.27%
Medion 2.97%
Intel 2.60%
American Megatrends 2.23%
Toshiba 1.86%
Alienware 1.12%
Sahara 1.12%
Lenovo 0.74%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.55%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.90%
ASUS All Series 3.90%
MSI MS-7752 3.25%
MEDIONPC MS-7728 3.25%
Acer Aspire 5742 2.60%

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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