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4% remove it96% keep it
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United States Rank #20,004
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What is DWA-552?

DWA-552 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 D-Link® Xtreme N™ Desktop PCI Adapter (DWA-552) is a draft 802.11n wireless client that delivers unrivaled wireless performance for your desktop computer. This wireless adapter delivers up to 14x faster speeds and 6x farther range than 802.11g while staying backward compatible with 802.11g networks. Once connected,...  Read more


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 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 wirelesscm.exe. The software installer includes 25 files and is usually about 22.6 MB (23,699,975 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.dlink.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\D-Link\DWA-552 revA
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{6F6F39E3-D24D-4EEE-9AEA-DEDAF991385D}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 22.6 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by DWA-552

Program executable:wirelesscm.exe
Name:D-Link WLAN Application
Path:C:\Program Files\D-Link\DWA-552 revA\wirelesscm.exe
Additional files:
  • WlanWiz.dll - WlanWiz
  • WlanDll.dll - WlanDll Dynamic Link Library (WlanDll DLL)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • jswpsapi.exe (by Atheros Communications) - JumpStart (Jumpstart for Wireless API)
  • WlanWps.dll - WlanWps (Wlan WPS Dll)
  • jswscimd.dll (by Atheros Communications) - wsimd (Atheros Intermediate Driver Interface)
  • ResPj.dll - ResPj

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • wirelesscm.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{7500239F-FAFA-4BD0-803F-C02690C15374}' (runs on registration).
  • jswpsapi.exe runs as a service named 'jswpsapi' (jswpsapi) "Provides support for JumpStart using Wi-Fi Protected Setup.".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • wirelesscm.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\D-Link\DWA-552 revA\wirelesscm.exe'.

How do I remove DWA-552?

You can uninstall DWA-552 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-552, 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-552.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win 7 2%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 63.49%
Windows 10 15.87%
Windows XP 11.90%
Windows Vista 8.73%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.98%
Windows 7 Professional 18.25%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.25%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.90%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.94%
Windows 10 Pro 4.76%

Distribution by countryGeography

61.54% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 61.54%
  Canada 36.69%
  Brazil 0.59%
  Japan 0.59%
  PR 0.59%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 39.13%
Intel 11.59%
Hewlett-Packard 11.59%
American Megatrends 5.80%
Acer 5.80%
ASUS 5.80%
Alienware 1.45%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 546S 4.55%
Dell Inspiron 530 4.55%
Gigabyte M68MT-S2 3.03%
Dell Computer Dimension 3... 3.03%
Dell Dell DXP061 3.03%
Dell Dell DM061 3.03%

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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