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Should I remove Dell Wireless Driver Installation?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,007
United States Rank #1,168
Reach 0.3291%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.57 days
400.44 days >
Average installed length: 210.40 days


10.0 38.28%
9.0 54.83%
8.0 6.80%
7.0 0.09%

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Dell Wireless Driver Installation

What is Dell Wireless Driver Installation?

This is the software driver package for the installed Dell Wireless device. The driver package is required in order for the Dell Wireless device to function properly and is the software that allows your computer to communicate with this hardware device.


The most common release is 9.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 primary executable is named Ath_CoexAgent.exe. The setup package generally installs about 111 files and is usually about 21.48 MB (22,522,434 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.dell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Dell Wireless
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{451517F1-7E41-400B-AA36-FB7E2563526D}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
Estimated size: 21.48 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Dell Wireless Driver Installation

Program executable:Ath_CoexAgent.exe
Name: Ath_Coex Application
Atheros Coex Service Application
Path:C:\Program Files\Dell Wireless\Ath_CoexAgent.exe
Additional files:
  • asav.exe (by QUALCOMM) - QUALCOMM ATHEROS SmartNet Controller
  • DiagAPI.dll (by Atheros Communications) - DiagAPI Dynamic Link Library
  • AWiCDiag.exe (by Atheros Communications) - AWiC Diagnostics Utility
  • Ath_CoexAgent.exe (by Atheros) - Ath_Coex Application (Atheros Coex Service Application)
  • Ath_WlanAgent.exe (by Atheros)
  • HotSpot.exe (by Atheros Communication) - HotSpot
  • Toolkit.dll (by Atheros Communication) - Tookit (Atheros Toolkit Library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • HotSpot.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{519EB798-1FEE-4B30-BEF9-5CCAA4E11DD5}' (runs on registration).
  • asav.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{91A3C600-2CC7-47AB-BE71-4A01AEA02FA0}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • Ath_WlanAgent.exe runs as a service named 'ZAtheros Wlan Agent' (ZAtheros Wlan Agent) "Atheros agent for Wlan".
  • Ath_CoexAgent.exe runs as a service named 'Atheros Bt&Wlan Coex Agent' (Atheros Bt&Wlan Coex Agent) "Co-existence Coordinator Service between 11a/b/g/n Wireless LAN and Bluetooth.".

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.86 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000257117%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00001733%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000838%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:37,268
8,062,084 average
Memory:1.69 MB
Total CPU:0.0000201206%
Kernel CPU:0.00000509%
User CPU:0.00001503%
CPU cycles/sec:2,859

How do I remove Dell Wireless Driver Installation?

You can uninstall Dell Wireless Driver Installation 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 Dell Wireless Driver Installation, 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 Dell Wireless Driver Installation.

Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win XP 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.22%
Windows 10 43.67%
Windows XP 0.11%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 38.10%
Windows 8.1 19.24%
Windows 10 Home 10.95%
Windows 7 Professional 8.96%
Windows 8 8.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 7.44%

Distribution by countryGeography

77.99% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 77.99%
  United Kingdom 4.18%
  Canada 2.33%
  India 1.19%
  France 1.02%
  Brazil 0.94%
  Australia 0.83%
  Germany 0.83%
  Iran 0.74%
  Saudi Arabia 0.54%
  TN 0.51%
  Mexico 0.48%
  Netherlands 0.40%
  Egypt 0.39%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 88.85%
Alienware 9.57%
Acer 0.75%
Hewlett-Packard 0.58%
Lenovo 0.14%
ASUS 0.11%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 660 28.45%
Dell Inspiron 660s 21.37%
Dell Inspiron N5040 5.51%
Dell Inspiron N5050 5.39%
Alienware Alienware X51 5.23%
Dell Inspiron N5030 4.70%

About Dell

Dell manufactures, sells and supports computers and related products and services.
Publisher URL: www.dell.com


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