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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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United States Rank #23,076
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VersionDistribution 100.00%

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GIGABYTE Gigabyte Wireless Adapter

What is GIGABYTE Gigabyte Wireless Adapter?

This is the driver package for Gigabyte Wireless Adapter. The driver package is required in order for the device to function properly and is the software that allows your PC to communicate with this hardware. In addition the software includes management and diagnostic utilities.


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 23 files and is usually about 12.38 MB (12,977,451 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gigabyte.com.tw
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\GIGABYTE\Gigabyte Wireless Adapter
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{0E07E96A-7520-4C1A-BE34-9A2A5F2F0F89}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 12.38 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by GIGABYTE Gigabyte Wireless Adapter

  • ApUI.exe - Gigabyte Wireless Access Point Utility
  • GNConfig.exe - GNConfig Application (GNConfig MFC Application)
  • CiscoEapFast.dll (by Cisco Systems) - Cisco EAP-FAST Module
  • CoInstaller.dll
  • devcon.exe (by Microsoft) - Windows Setup API
  • devcon64.exe (by Microsoft)
  • difxapi.dll - Driver Install Frameworks API (DIFxAPI) (Driver Install Frameworks for API library module)
  • difxapi7.dll
  • ICSDHCP.dll (by Ralink Technology) - ICSDHCP Dynamic Link Library (ICSDHCP DLL)
  • RaAPAPI.dll (by Ralink Technology) - RaAPAPI Dynamic Link Library (RaAPAPI DLL)
  • RaCertMgr.dll - RaCertMg Dynamic Link Library
  • RaCoInstx.dll - Ralink CoInstaller Dynamic Link Library
  • RAEXTUI.dll - Ralink UI Extensions DLL
  • RAIHV.dll - Ralink Extensions DLL
  • RaInst64.exe
  • RaIOx64.exe
  • RaRegistry.exe - Ralink RalinkRegistryWriter (RalinkRegistryWriter)
  • RaRegistry64.exe
  • RaSwap.exe
  • RaSwapEx.exe (by Ralink) - Ralink RaSwap (RaSwap)
  • RaWLAPI.dll - RaWLAPI Dynamic Link Library (RaWLAPI DLL)
  • SelectCard.exe - SelectCard Application (Select Wan interface for ICS)
  • SelectWAN.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • RaRegistry64.exe runs as a service named 'Ralink Registry Writer 64' (RalinkRegistryWriter64).
  • RaRegistry.exe runs as a service named 'Ralink Registry Writer' (RalinkRegistryWriter).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.24 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0008430112%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00052790%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00031511%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:221,947
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:11 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove GIGABYTE Gigabyte Wireless Adapter?

You can uninstall GIGABYTE Gigabyte Wireless 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 GIGABYTE Gigabyte Wireless 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 GIGABYTE Gigabyte Wireless Adapter.

Win 7 (SP1) 61%
Win Vista 1%
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 63.77%
Windows Vista 18.12%
Windows XP 11.59%
Windows 10 6.52%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 31.39%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.25%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 15.33%
Windows 7 Professional 13.87%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.95%
Windows 10 Home 2.92%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.11% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.11%
  Germany 12.57%
  United Kingdom 8.98%
  Brazil 4.79%
  Italy 3.59%
  Portugal 2.40%
  Sweden 2.40%
  Belgium 1.80%
  Canada 1.80%
  Poland 1.80%
  Spain 1.20%
  Finland 1.20%
  France 1.20%
  Japan 1.20%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 45.74%
Acer 9.57%
Dell 5.32%
Medion 4.26%
American Megatrends 3.19%
Alienware 3.19%
Lenovo 2.13%
MSI 2.13%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7318 3.67%
HP-Pavilion KP315AA-ABU m... 2.75%
Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 2.75%
HP-Pavilion KJ382AA-ABA m... 1.83%
Gigabyte EP43-UD3L 1.83%


Gigabyte is a manufacturer of computer hardware products known for its motherboards whose customers include custom PC manufacturers such as Alienware as well as some larger OEMs.
Publisher URL: www.gigabyte.com


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