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Should I remove Edimax Wireless LAN?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,756
United States Rank #11,649
Reach 0.0136%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 35.19 days
411.82 days >
Average installed length: 216.38 days


1.00.0274 14.13%
1.00.0205.2 85.87%

Edimax Wireless LAN

What is Edimax Wireless LAN?

This is the software driver and additional utilities required for managing and connecting the LAN networking device to the PC. Uninstalling this driver may cause the hardware to stop functioning properly (only remove this package if you no longer have the LAN device connected to your PC).


The most used version is 1.00.0205.2, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The main program executable is WPSStatus.exe. The software installer includes 20 files and is usually about 8.67 MB (9,093,885 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.edimax.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Edimax\Edimax Wireless LAN
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{B63CCD1C-A133-4DF8-8306-DA0387231152}\Install.exe -uninst -l0x9
Estimated size: 8.67 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Edimax Wireless LAN

Program executable:WPSStatus.exe
Name:Edimax WLAN HWPBC Application
Path:C:\Program Files\Edimax\Edimax Wireless LAN\WPSStatus.exe
Additional files:
  • Rtlihvs.dll (by Realtek Semiconductor) - Windows IHV Service for a Realtek Wireless Device (Realtek IHV Service)
  • RtlIhvOid.dll (by Realtek) - IHV OID (IHV OID DLL (WiFi Direct))
  • P2PLib.dll (by Realtek Semiconductor) - P2PLib
  • WPSService20.exe
  • rtlCoInst.dll (by Windows (R) Server 2003 DDK provider) - Windows (R) Server 2003 DDK driver (CoInstaller: rtlCoInst)
  • difxapi.dll (by Microsoft) - Driver Install Frameworks API (DIFxAPI) (Driver Install Frameworks for API library module)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • WPSService20.exe runs as a service named 'WPS2.0 HW PBC Service' (WPSService20) "Detect WLAN Adapter hardware PBC button.".

How do I remove Edimax Wireless LAN?

You can uninstall Edimax Wireless LAN 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 Edimax Wireless LAN, 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 Edimax Wireless LAN.

Win 7 (SP1) 54%
Win Vista 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 57.78%
Windows 10 37.78%
Windows Vista 2.96%
Windows XP 1.48%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 21.43%
Windows 7 Professional 18.42%
Windows 10 Home 16.54%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.79%
Windows 10 Pro 11.28%
Windows 8.1 5.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

71.43% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 71.43%
  Germany 7.53%
  United Kingdom 5.45%
  France 2.86%
  Italy 2.08%
  Australia 1.04%
  Austria 1.04%
  Indonesia 1.04%
  Israel 1.04%
  Romania 0.78%
  India 0.52%
  PF 0.52%
  Philippines 0.52%
  Spain 0.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.50%
Hewlett-Packard 21.99%
Acer 14.89%
ASUS 10.64%
Intel 3.55%
Toshiba 2.84%
American Megatrends 2.84%
Lenovo 2.13%
Samsung 1.42%
Common models
ASUS All Series 4.80%
Dell OptiPlex 390 4.00%
Dell Inspiron 570 3.20%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 6.... 2.40%
MSI MS-7693 2.40%
Dell Inspiron 3847 1.60%


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