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Should I remove Dell Wireless WLAN Card Utility?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,733
United States Rank #1,080
Reach 0.3901%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 11.87 days
350.15 days >
Average installed length: 183.98 days


VersionDistribution 61.30% 0.31% 0.13% 0.38% 0.20% 22.66% 2.22% 4.28% 0.18% 7.25% 0.07% 1.03%

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Dell Wireless WLAN Card Utility

What is Dell Wireless WLAN Card Utility?  (from Dell)

The Dell Wireless WLAN Card Utility enables you to do the following network task; Manage your wireless networks and create network connection profiles (Wireless Networks tab). Connect to available networks (utility icon in notification area). Find out which broadcasting networks are in range and search for nonbroadcast...  Read more


Dell Wireless WLAN Card Utility is a software program developed by Dell. The most common release is, with over 98% 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. 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 bcmwlu00.exe. The setup package generally installs about 8 files and is usually about 15.25 MB (15,993,869 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 71% of users of Dell Wireless WLAN Card Utility come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: support.dell.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\dell\dell wireless wlan card
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Dell\Dell Wireless WLAN Card\bcmwlu00.exe" verbose /rootkey="Software\Broadcom\802.11\UninstallInfo" /rootdir="C:\Program Files\Dell
Estimated size: 15.25 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Dell Wireless WLAN Card Utility

Program executable:bcmwlu00.exe
Name:Dell Wireless WLAN Card Uninstaller
Path:C:\Program Files\dell\dell wireless wlan card\bcmwlu00.exe
Additional files:
  • WLTRAY.EXE - Dell Wireless WLAN Card Wireless Network Tray Applet
  • BCMWLTRY.EXE - Dell Wireless WLAN Card Wireless Network Controller
  • bcmwls32.exe (by Broadcom) - Broadcom 802.11 Network Adapter Installation Utility
  • bcmwls64.exe (by Broadcom)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • WLTRAY.EXE is scheduled as a task named 'Taylor - Start WLAN Tray Applet' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • WLTRAY.EXE is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Broadcom Wireless Manager UI' which loads as C:\Windows\system32\WLTRAY.exe.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:41.49 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000490764%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00002908%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00001999%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:717,696
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:74.12 KB
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:16.46 KB
105.02 KB average
Memory:40.12 MB
Total CPU:0.0127645543%
Kernel CPU:0.00178757%
User CPU:0.01097699%
CPU cycles/sec:1,207,640
I/O reads/min:11.18 KB
I/O writes/min:50.67 KB

How do I remove Dell Wireless WLAN Card Utility?

You can uninstall Dell Wireless WLAN Card Utility 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 WLAN Card Utility, 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 WLAN Card Utility.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win 7 0%
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 60.98%
Windows Vista 30.98%
Windows 10 5.02%
Windows XP 3.00%
Windows Server 2003 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 49.31%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 22.69%
Windows Vista Home Basic 6.92%
Windows 7 Professional 3.86%
Windows 10 Home 3.84%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.75%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.72% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.72%
  United Kingdom 8.23%
  Canada 2.32%
  Germany 2.14%
  Brazil 1.60%
  France 1.19%
  India 1.18%
  Australia 1.13%
  Netherlands 0.91%
  Belgium 0.66%
  Iran 0.63%
  Ireland 0.60%
  Spain 0.50%
  Italy 0.46%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 99.38%
Hewlett-Packard 0.20%
Acer 0.19%
Sahara 0.07%
Toshiba 0.07%
ASUS 0.05%
Alienware 0.03%
Lenovo 0.03%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1545 38.10%
Dell Inspiron 1564 6.13%
Dell Inspiron 1525 5.09%
Dell Inspiron 1764 4.79%
Dell Inspiron 1750 4.19%
Dell Inspiron 1440 3.18%

About Dell

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


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