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Should I remove Edimax Wireless LAN?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,736
United States Rank #17,138
Reach 0.0152%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 58.29 days
1144.82 days >
Average installed length: 601.51 days


VersionDistribution 33.33% 12.33% 1.00% 0.33% 4.00% 18.00% 2.33% 5.00%
1.00.0000 23.67%

Typically installed together

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 common release is, 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. The setup package generally installs about 57 files and is usually about 6.28 MB (6,585,341 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.edimax.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\EDIMAX\Edimax Wireless LAN
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{28DA7D8B-F9A4-4F18-8AA0-551B1E084D0D}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 6.28 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Edimax Wireless LAN

  • WPSStatus.exe - Edimax WLAN HWPBC Application
  • ApUI.exe - Edimax Wireless Access Point Utility
  • RaUI.exe - Edimax Wireless Utility
  • SelectCard.exe - SelectCard Application (Select Wan interface for ICS)
  • RaSwap.exe - Edimax RaSwap (RaSwap)
  • RaSwapEx.exe
  • WPSHWPBC.exe - WPSHWPBC Application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • WPSHWPBC.exe runs as a service named 'WPSHWPBC' (WPSHWPBC).

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) 41%
Win Vista 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 45.33%
Windows XP 27.33%
Windows 10 14.67%
Windows Vista 12.67%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 27.27%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.52%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.17%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 9.09%
Windows 7 Professional 8.75%
Windows 10 Home 4.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.60% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.60%
  Israel 10.26%
  United Kingdom 10.26%
  Brazil 5.13%
  Germany 4.27%
  Taiwan 3.70%
  Croatia 3.70%
  Poland 2.56%
  Italy 2.56%
  France 1.71%
  Netherlands 1.71%
  Ireland 1.71%
  Switzerland 1.14%
  Spain 1.14%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 18.62%
ASUS 12.41%
Hewlett-Packard 12.41%
Acer 10.34%
Intel 8.28%
American Megatrends 4.83%
Samsung 2.07%
Gateway 1.38%
Lenovo 1.38%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.09%
MSI MS-7641 2.61%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.61%
Dell Inspiron 2200 1.74%
GATEWA GT5408 1.74%


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