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11% remove it89% keep it
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D-Link Wireless N Dual Band DWA-160

What is D-Link Wireless N Dual Band DWA-160?

Wireless N Dual Band DWA-160 software package includes the required drivers, configuration and management utilities and quick start guides and wizard 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


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. The software installer includes 15 files and is usually about 15.96 MB (16,736,332 bytes).

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: 15.96 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by D-Link Wireless N Dual Band DWA-160

  • AirNCFG.exe - Wireless LAN Monitor (D-Link Wireless LAN Monitor)
  • ANILang.dll
  • ANIOApi.dll - ANIO Helper DLL API library
  • D-Link Wizard.exe - D-Link WLAN Application
  • ANIWZCS2.exe - ANIWZCS2 Service
  • ANIO.exe - ANIO Service
  • ACZP64.exe - ACZP64
  • ANIWConnService.exe - ANIWConnService
  • CtrlSrv.exe - CtrlSrv Application (CtrlSrv MFC Application)
  • lwd.exe
  • NetProp.dll - NetProp Dynamic Link Library (NetProp DLL)
  • aIPH.dll (by Alpha Networks) - IPH Dynamic Link Library (aIPH test version)
  • CPSYS64.exe - CPSYS64
  • CtrlMix.exe - CtrlMix Application (CtrlMix MFC Application)
  • msvcp60.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft (R) Visual C++ (Microsoft (R) C++ Runtime Library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • ANIWConnService.exe runs as a service named 'D_Link_DWA-525_WPS Service' (D_Link_DWA-525_WPS).
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.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.15 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000136295%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001094%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000269%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:51,913
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:2 Bytes
435.61 KB average

How do I remove D-Link Wireless N Dual Band DWA-160?

You can uninstall D-Link Wireless N Dual Band 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 Wireless N Dual Band 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 Wireless N Dual Band DWA-160.

Win 7 (SP1) 68%
Win 7 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 70.27%
Windows Vista 16.22%
Windows 10 8.11%
Windows XP 5.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 35.14%
Windows 7 Professional 29.73%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 10.81%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.41%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.41%
Windows 10 Home 2.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

23.81% of installs come from Sweden
Which countries install it?
  Sweden 23.81%
  United States 21.43%
  Norway 11.90%
  Germany 9.52%
  DK 7.14%
  Belgium 4.76%
  Austria 2.38%
  Switzerland 2.38%
  DZ 2.38%
  France 2.38%
  United Kingdom 2.38%
  Ireland 2.38%
  Netherlands 2.38%
  Peru 2.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 45.45%
Dell 18.18%
Intel 9.09%
ASUS 9.09%
Sony 4.55%
Lenovo 4.55%
Acer 4.55%
Common models
Sony VPCF12S1E 4.00%
MSI MS-7642 4.00%
MSI MS-7640 4.00%
LENOVO 7099A5G 4.00%
HP-Pavilion VN283AA-UUW p... 4.00%
HP-Pavilion NM693AA-UUZ a... 4.00%

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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