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ENCORE Wireless LAN Driver - USB Adapter

What is ENCORE Wireless LAN Driver - USB Adapter?

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

About  (from Encore Electronics)

The Encore‚Äôs ENUWI-N Wireless USB adapter is a high performance 802.11n adapter, backward compatible with 802.11b and 80.2.11g as well as forward compatible with 802.11n Draft 3.0. With its smaller size it is more convenient to carry it around with your and helps reducing space clutters for your laptop as well as your ...  Read more


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 main program executable is SetDrv.exe. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 3.14 MB (3,289,727 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ENCORE~1
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{B20F9D1C-A0A5-4cd8-8306-DA03872311B1}\Install.exe -uninst -l0x9
Estimated size: 3.14 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by ENCORE Wireless LAN Driver - USB Adapter

Program executable:SetDrv.exe
Name:Setup Driver
Path:C:\Program Files\ENCORE Wireless LAN Driver - USB Adapter\Driver\SetDrv.exe
Additional files:
  • difxapi.dll (by Microsoft) - Driver Install Frameworks API (DIFxAPI) (Driver Install Frameworks for API library module)
  • SetDrv.exe (by Realtek Semiconductor) - Setup Driver (SetDrv)
  • SetDrv64.exe (by Realtek Semiconductor)
  • SetVistaDrv.exe - SetVistaDrv Application
  • SetVistaDrv64.exe - SetVistaDrv64 Application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SetDrv64.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EAA814D0-E516-40D4-AA40-637DE8A0C0F8}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove ENCORE Wireless LAN Driver - USB Adapter?

You can uninstall ENCORE Wireless LAN Driver - USB Adapter 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 ENCORE Wireless LAN Driver - USB Adapter, 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 ENCORE Wireless LAN Driver - USB Adapter.

Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 7 2%
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.70%
Windows 10 15.79%
Windows Vista 3.51%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 28.07%
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.07%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.30%
Windows 8 Pro 7.02%
Windows 10 Pro 5.26%
Windows 10 Home 3.51%

Distribution by countryGeography

66.67% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 66.67%
  Colombia 17.33%
  Argentina 4.00%
  Brazil 2.67%
  Costa Rica 2.67%
  Chile 1.33%
  Nicaragua 1.33%
  MZ 1.33%
  SR 1.33%
  Mexico 1.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.57%
Dell 22.86%
Acer 17.14%
Compaq 5.71%
Lenovo 5.71%
Samsung 2.86%
Sony 2.86%
Toshiba 2.86%
Intel 2.86%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 755 4.65%
MSI MS-7522 4.65%
MSI MS-7640 4.65%
TOSHIBA Satellite L745 2.33%
Samsung 300E4C/300E5C/300... 2.33%
O.E.M O.E.M 2.33%


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