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Should I remove DWA-548?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
What do people think about it?
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How common is it?
Global Rank #36,447
United States Rank #34,814
Reach 0.0031%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 0.73 days
2.33 days >
Average installed length: 1.22 days


2.01 1.64%
1.00.0000 9.84%

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What is DWA-548?

DWA-548 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 DWA-548 Wireless N 300 PCI Express Desktop Adapter lets you connect to your wireless network with faster speeds and from greater distances. The improved wireless coverage and better speeds allow you to enjoy faster and more reliable connections throughout your home Powered by Wireless N technology, this adapter pro...  Read more


The most common release is 1.00.0000, with over 11% of all installations currently using this version. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The primary executable is named airncfg.exe. The setup package generally installs about 22 files and is usually about 29.59 MB (31,023,687 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dlink.com/us/en/support/product/dwa-548-wireless-n-300-pci-express-desktop-adapter
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\D-Link\DWA-548
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{12C3E32F-7BDA-47C2-BAB9-55D8BB048A33}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 29.59 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by DWA-548

Program executable:airncfg.exe
Name:D-Link WLAN Application
Path:C:\Program Files\d-link\dwa-548\airncfg.exe
Additional files:
  • ANIOWPS.dll - ANIOWPS Dynamic Link Library (ANIOWPS DLL)
  • ANIWZCS2.dll (by Wireless Service) - ANIWZCS Dynamic Link Library
  • ANIWZCSd.dll (by Wireless Service)
  • wlanapp.dll - WlanApp Dynamic Link Library (WlanApp DLL)
  • wnicapi.dll - WNICAPI Dynamic Link Library
  • D-Link Wizard.exe - D-Link WLAN Application
  • ANIWPS.exe - ANIWPS Application (ANIWPS MFC Application)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • AirNCFG.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'D-Link D-Link DWA-548' which loads as C:\Program Files\D-Link\DWA-548\AirNCFG.exe.

How do I remove DWA-548?

You can uninstall DWA-548 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 DWA-548, 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 DWA-548.

Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win XP 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 73.77%
Windows 10 24.59%
Windows XP 1.64%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.33%
Windows 7 Professional 21.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.00%
Windows 10 Home 6.67%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.00%
Windows 8 Pro 3.33%

Distribution by countryGeography

45.07% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 45.07%
  Australia 11.27%
  Canada 9.86%
  Thailand 7.04%
  DZ 5.63%
  Russia 2.82%
  Kuwait 2.82%
  New Zealand 2.82%
  Malaysia 2.82%
  South Africa 1.41%
  Brazil 1.41%
  ZM 1.41%
  Iran 1.41%
  United Arab Emirates 1.41%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 27.27%
Dell 15.15%
Hewlett-Packard 12.12%
ASUS 12.12%
Intel 9.09%
MSI 6.06%
Gateway 3.03%
Common models
ASUS All Series 23.53%
Acer Aspire X1430 5.88%
Acer Aspire M5811 2.94%
ACER Aspire M1640 2.94%
MSI MS-7917 2.94%
MSI MS-7845 2.94%

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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