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Should I remove Edimax Wireless LAN Driver and Utility?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,714
United States Rank #10,508
Reach 0.0287%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 17.99 days
530.76 days >
Average installed length: 278.88 days


1.00.0187.1 1.62%
1.00.0184 18.74%
1.00.0179 0.54%
1.00.0165 61.62%
1.00.0151 3.42%
1.00.0142 13.51%
1.00.0134 0.36%

Typically installed together

Edimax Wireless LAN Driver and Utility

What is Edimax Wireless LAN Driver and Utility?

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 1.00.0165, 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. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The software installer includes 23 files and is usually about 5.19 MB (5,446,757 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.edimax.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Edimax\11n USB Wireless LAN Utility\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{9C049499-055C-4a0c-A916-1D8CA1FF45EB}\Install.exe -uninst -l0x9
Estimated size: 5.19 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Edimax Wireless LAN Driver and Utility

  • RtlICS.dll (by Realtek) - RtlICS Dynamic Link Library (RtlICS DLL)
  • RtlLib.dll (by Realtek Semiconductor) - RtlLib Dynamic Link Library (RtlLib DLL(IHV))
  • Run1x.exe - for Windows 7 / Vista (X86) (Run1X)
  • RtlService.exe (by Realtek) - RtlService Application (RtlService MFC Application)
  • IpLib.dll
  • RTxAdmin.exe - RTxAdmin Application (RTxAdmin MFC Application)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • RtWLan.exe (by Realtek Semiconductor) - RtWLan Application (RtWLan ( For Vista / Win7) Application(External Registrar))
  • WPSProt.exe (by Realtek By Karl) - WPS Firewall Prot
  • RtlIhvOid.dll - IHV OID (IHV OID(for Win7))
  • RTLDHCP.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • RTxAdmin.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F57508E5-DFF6-40A6-9B7C-B4E2FF888593}' (runs on registration).
  • RtlService.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{68B9D66E-98BA-4428-BD3A-1BD007013E9D}' (runs on registration).
  • RtlService.exe runs as a service named 'RealtekUSB' (RealtekUSB).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • RtWLan.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\REALTEK\11n USB Wireless LAN Utility\RtWLan.exe'.
  • RTLDHCP.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\REALTEK\11n USB Wireless LAN Utility\RTLDHCP.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.76 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001831000%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00012099%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00006211%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:18,753
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:6 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:2 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Edimax Wireless LAN Driver and Utility?

Quickly and completely remove Edimax Wireless LAN Driver and Utility from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Edimax Wireless LAN Driver and 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Edimax Wireless LAN Driver and Utility, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Driver and Utility.

Win 7 (SP1) 75%
Win Vista 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.60%
Windows XP 8.27%
Windows 10 7.37%
Windows Vista 5.58%
Windows 8 0.18%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 39.27%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.36%
Windows 7 Professional 14.91%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.82%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.91%
Windows 10 Pro 2.91%

Distribution by countryGeography

47.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 47.89%
  United Kingdom 15.43%
  Germany 9.32%
  Israel 5.09%
  France 2.91%
  Taiwan 2.47%
  Australia 2.18%
  Italy 2.04%
  Romania 1.31%
  South Africa 0.87%
  Austria 0.87%
  Ireland 0.87%
  Philippines 0.73%
  Slovenia 0.58%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.19%
Hewlett-Packard 23.02%
Acer 16.60%
ASUS 7.17%
Intel 3.77%
Samsung 2.64%
Gateway 2.26%
American Megatrends 1.89%
Lenovo 1.89%
Toshiba 0.75%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.56%
MEDION H61H2-LM3 3.09%
HP G60 Notebook PC 3.09%
MSI MS-7693 3.09%
Dell OptiPlex 780 2.47%
Dell OptiPlex 755 2.47%


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