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8% remove it92% keep it
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D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band DWA-160

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

Xtreme 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. 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 installer includes 15 files and is usually about 12.8 MB (13,419,232 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\D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band DWA-160
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{294A97F8-CC15-41F7-8718-CEE6B0C7D7E0}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 12.8 MB
Language: English

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

  • AirNCFG.exe - Wireless LAN Monitor (D-Link Wireless LAN Monitor)
  • ANILang.dll
  • ANIOApi.dll (by Alpha Networks) - ANIO Helper DLL API library
  • D-Link Wizard.exe - NewWizard Application (NewWizard MFC Application)
  • ANIWZCS2.exe - ANIWZCS2 Service
  • ANIO.exe - ANIO Service
  • ANIWConnService.exe - ANIWConnService
  • CtrlSrv.exe - CtrlSrv Application (CtrlSrv MFC Application)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • AirNCFG.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{C15D0ECC-DB73-4120-B9A8-F12728CE7B82}' (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 Xtreme N Dual Band DWA-160' which loads as "C:\Program Files\D-Link\D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band DWA-160\AirNCFG.exe".

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

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

Win 7 (SP1) 64%
Win 7 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 66.32%
Windows 10 13.68%
Windows XP 11.58%
Windows Vista 8.42%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.71%
Windows 7 Professional 15.05%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.75%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.75%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.45%
Windows 10 Home 3.23%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.70% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.70%
  Canada 21.97%
  Taiwan 2.27%
  Norway 1.52%
  Australia 1.52%
  Singapore 0.76%
  Russia 0.76%
  Mexico 0.76%
  Malaysia 0.76%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 27.27%
Acer 25.76%
Hewlett-Packard 21.21%
ASUS 6.06%
American Megatrends 6.06%
Alienware 1.52%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 518 2.63%
Gigabyte GA-890GPA-UD3H 2.63%
Hewlett-Packard p6707c 2.63%
Dell Inspiron 570 2.63%
Dell Inspiron 560 2.63%
HP-Pavilion GN553AA-ABA m... 2.63%

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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