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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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HP Wireless Adapter


HP Wireless Adapter is a software program developed by Hewlett-Packard. During setup, the program creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. The primary executable is named HPWLan.exe. The setup package generally installs about 21 files and is usually about 1021.3 KB (1,045,812 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows Vista (SP2). While about 48% of users of HP Wireless Adapter come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.hp.com
Help link: www.realtek.com.tw
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\HP Wireless Adapter
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{D1DDE912-03B9-4C1C-A7EB-C60693820E18}\SETUP.EXE -v"ISSCRIPTCMDLINE=\"-d -zREMOVE\"" -l0x0009
Estimated size: 1021.3 KB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by HP Wireless Adapter

Program executable:HPWLan.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\HP Wireless Adapter\HPWLan.exe
Additional files:
  • rtkbind.exe - RtkBind Application
  • DelOEM.exe
  • DongleChange.exe - DongleChange Application (DongleChange MFC Application)
  • EnumDevLib.dll - EnumDevLib Dynamic Link Library (EnumDevLib DLL)
  • EnumDongleLib.dll - EnumDongleLib Dynamic Link Library (EnumDongleLib DLL)
  • gdiplus.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft GDI+
  • HpDongleLib.dll (by Realtek Semiconductor) - RtlLib Dynamic Link Library (RtlLib DLL(RtlProt))
  • HPWLan.exe - HPWLan
  • HPWLanAdmin.exe (by HP) - HPWLan Application (HPWLan ( For Vista) Application)
  • InstallDriver.exe - InstallDriver Application (InstallDriver MFC Application)
  • IpLib.dll
  • ISSetup.dll (by Macrovision) - InstallShield (InstallShield (R) Setup Engine)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • RtlGina.dll (by Realtek) - karl RtlGina (RtlGina by karl_hsu)
  • RtlLib.dll (by Realtek Semiconductor)
  • RTxAdmin.exe
  • SETUP.EXE (by Macrovision)
  • x64drv.exe - x64drv (x64drv By Karl)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (All Users Run)
  • HPWLan.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'HPWireless' which loads as "C:\Program Files\HP Wireless Adapter\HPWLAN.exe".

How do I remove HP Wireless Adapter?

You can uninstall HP 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 HP 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 HP Wireless Adapter.

Win 7 (SP1) 48%
Win 7 2%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows Vista 43.18%
Windows 10 6.82%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 40.91%
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.09%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.09%
Windows 7 Professional 6.82%
Windows 10 Home 4.55%
Windows 10 Pro 2.27%

Distribution by countryGeography

48.21% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 48.21%
  Germany 14.29%
  United Kingdom 14.29%
  France 10.71%
  Italy 7.14%
  DK 1.79%
  Spain 1.79%
  Netherlands 1.79%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 43.90%
Dell 12.20%
ASUS 12.20%
Medion 12.20%
Toshiba 7.32%
Acer 4.88%
Sony 2.44%
Common models
MEDIONPC MS-7502 4.76%
Dell Inspiron 1525 4.76%
TOSHIBA Satellite L305D 4.76%
Sony VGN-FW270J 2.38%
Packard Bell ixtreme M372... 2.38%

About Hewlett-Packard

HP provides products, software solutions and services to consumers, from enterprises to consumers including customers in the government, health and education sectors.
Publisher URL: www.hp.com


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