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Should I remove REALTEK GbE & FE Ethernet PCI-E NIC Driver?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,147
United States Rank #2,747
Reach 0.6145%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 15.21 days
448.66 days >
Average installed length: 235.74 days


5.836.125.2018 0.06%
1.45.0000 0.01%
1.35.0000 30.42%
1.33.0000 0.08%
1.30.0000 5.13%
1.29.0000 0.78%
1.28.0000 3.72%
1.26.0000 2.07%
1.25.0000 0.57%
1.24.0000 5.68%
1.23.0000 13.30%
1.21.0000 0.77%
1.20.0000 4.23%
1.19.0000 1.07%
1.17.0000 5.94%
1.16.0001 2.32%
1.16.0000 8.84%
1.13.0000 3.60%
1.11.0000 2.74%
1.09.0000 0.16%
1.08.0000 2.27%
1.06.0000 0.71%
1.00.0000 5.54%

Other programs by Realtek Semiconductor

REALTEK GbE & FE Ethernet PCI-E NIC Driver

What is REALTEK GbE & FE Ethernet PCI-E NIC Driver?

The REALTEK GbE & FE Ethernet PCI NIC Driver is the software driver for the Realtek GbE & FE Ethernet PCI NICs. It is a program used to communicate from the Windows PC OS to the device. This software is required in most cases for the hardware device to function properly. In most cases, drivers come with Windows or can be found by going to Windows Update in Control Panel and checking for updates as well as downloaded from the Realtek support website.


The most common release is 1.35.0000, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 lanset64.exe. The setup package generally installs about 105 files and is usually about 1.38 MB (1,449,878 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Realtek.com.tw
Installation folder: C:\WINDOWS\OPTIONS\CABS\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{C9BED750-1211-4480-B1A5-718A3BE15525}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 1.38 MB
Language: German

Program filesFiles installed by REALTEK GbE & FE Ethernet PCI-E NIC Driver

Program executable:lanset64.exe
Additional files:
  • Rtenic.sys - Realtek 10/100/1000 NIC Family all in one NDIS Driver (Realtek 10/100/1000 NDIS 5.0 Driver)
  • Rtenic64.sys - Realtek 10/100/1000 X64 Driver
  • Rtenicxp.sys - Realtek 10/100/1000 NDIS 5.1 Driver
  • RTLDEL9X.EXE - REALTEK RTL8139 Deleting Tool for 9x
  • RTLDELG9.EXE - REALTEK RTL8169 Deleting Tool for 9x
  • Alcmtr.exe - Realtek AC97 Audio - Event Monitor (Realtek Azalia Audio - Event Monitor)
  • RTINSTALLER32.EXE - RTInstaller Application
  • RtNicprop32.DLL - Realtek Nic About Page
  • RtNicprop64.DLL
  • RTWUWZC.exe - WZCType Application (WZCType MFC Application)
  • Set852K.exe - Setup Driver (SetDrv By Karl)
  • Set85XP.exe
  • Set8764.exe
  • Set87XP.exe
  • SetDrv.exe - SetDrv
  • SetDrv64.exe
  • RTNUninst32.dll - RTNUninst
  • RTNUninst64.dll
  • AlcWzrd.exe - ALCWZRD (RealTek AlcWzrd Application)
  • lansetm.exe
  • lansetup.exe
  • lansetx.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Startup File (User Run)
  • Alcmtr.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'AlcMonitor' and executes as "C:\Program Files\Realtek\InstallShield\Alcmtr.exe".
2 Startup Files (All Users Run)
  • Alcmtr.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Alcmtr' which loads as ALCMTR.EXE.
  • AlcWzrd.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'AlcWzrd' which loads as ALCWZRD.EXE.

How do I remove REALTEK GbE & FE Ethernet PCI-E NIC Driver?

Quickly and completely remove REALTEK GbE & FE Ethernet PCI-E NIC Driver from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall REALTEK GbE & FE Ethernet PCI-E NIC Driver 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 REALTEK GbE & FE Ethernet PCI-E NIC Driver, 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 REALTEK GbE & FE Ethernet PCI-E NIC Driver.

Win XP 89%
Win 7 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 96.57%
Windows 7 1.91%
Windows Server 2003 0.97%
Windows 10 0.31%
Windows Vista 0.24%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 97.32%
Windows 7 Ultimate 0.85%
Windows 7 Professional 0.47%
Windows 7 Home Premium 0.42%
Microsoft Windows Server ... 0.13%
Microsoft Windows Server ... 0.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

19.85% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 19.85%
  Germany 6.49%
  India 5.27%
  Iran 4.96%
  Brazil 4.45%
  Taiwan 4.05%
  Italy 4.02%
  Israel 3.68%
  France 3.53%
  United Kingdom 2.47%
  Poland 2.35%
  Spain 2.33%
  Australia 1.93%
  Egypt 1.87%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Intel 17.66%
American Megatrends 7.60%
Dell 6.96%
Toshiba 4.15%
Acer 3.25%
Hewlett-Packard 2.80%
Sahara 1.91%
MSI 1.35%
NEC 1.06%
Samsung 0.99%
Lenovo 0.76%
Common models
INTEL DG31PR 6.29%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 4.08%
Gigabyte G31M-S2L 3.93%
MSI MS-7592 3.70%
Gigabyte G41MT-S2PT 3.53%
Gigabyte G41M-ES2L 3.33%

About Realtek Semiconductor

Realtek manufactures a wide variety of products that can be broadly categorized into two subdivisions: Communications Network ICs, and Computer Peripheral and Multimedia ICs.
Publisher URL: www.realtek.com


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