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Should I remove REALTEK Gigabit and Fast Ethernet NIC Driver?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
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Global Rank #6,164
United States Rank #8,384
Reach 0.0741%


1.80 8.62%
1.71 6.57%
1.70 36.14%
1.60 23.34%
1.52 8.01%
1.51 0.27%
1.50 4.59%
1.10 12.46%

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REALTEK Gigabit and Fast Ethernet NIC Driver

What is REALTEK Gigabit and Fast Ethernet NIC Driver?

The REALTEK Gigabit and Fast Ethernet NIC Driver is the software driver for the Gigabit and Fast Ethernet 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 used version is 1.70, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 39.91 MB (41,846,034 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.realtek.com.tw
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\REALTEK Semiconductor Corporation\REALTEK Gigabit and Fast Ethernet NIC Driver
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{94FB906A-CF42-
Estimated size: 39.91 MB

Program filesFiles installed by REALTEK Gigabit and Fast Ethernet NIC Driver

  • Setup.exe (by Devguru Co., Ltd) - SAMSUNG USB Drivers for Mobile Phones (SAMSUNG USB Drivers for Mobile Phones(x86))
  • Uninstall.exe (by Devguru Co., Ltd)
  • dgderapi.dll (by Devguru Co) - Device Error Recovery SDK (Device Error Recovery SDK(x86))

How do I remove REALTEK Gigabit and Fast Ethernet NIC Driver?

You can uninstall REALTEK Gigabit and Fast Ethernet 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program REALTEK Gigabit and Fast Ethernet NIC Driver, 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 REALTEK Gigabit and Fast Ethernet NIC Driver.

Win XP 86%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 95.35%
Windows 7 3.70%
Windows 10 0.62%
Windows Vista 0.21%
Windows Server 2003 0.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 95.55%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.39%
Windows 7 Home Premium 1.25%
Windows 7 Professional 0.76%
Windows 10 Pro 0.21%
Windows 8.1 0.21%

Distribution by countryGeography

29.29% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 29.29%
  Germany 11.02%
  Italy 6.21%
  United Kingdom 4.51%
  France 4.02%
  Spain 4.02%
  India 2.56%
  Romania 2.07%
  Hungary 2.01%
  Australia 1.89%
  Canada 1.89%
  Poland 1.89%
  Brazil 1.58%
  Iran 1.46%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sahara 25.23%
American Megatrends 22.24%
Hewlett-Packard 17.76%
Intel 11.50%
Toshiba 10.93%
Acer 1.12%
MSI 1.03%
Dell 0.47%
Common models
P4i6G P4i65G 7.16%
MEDIONPC MS-7204 4.73%

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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