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REALTEK PCIE Wireless LAN Software

What is REALTEK PCIE Wireless LAN Software?

REALTEK PCIE Wireless LAN Software is the driver package for wireless network card. 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. 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 setup package generally installs about 22 files and is usually about 5.69 MB (5,970,954 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.realtek.com.tw
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\REALTEK PCIE Wireless LAN Software
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{A5C8BFF2-0044-4500-8BB5-BEB0D2335885}\Install.exe -uninst -l0x9
Estimated size: 5.69 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by REALTEK PCIE Wireless LAN Software

  • RtlLib.dll - RtlLib Dynamic Link Library (RtlLib DLL(IHV))
  • RtWLan.exe - RtWLan Application (RtWLan ( For Vista / Win7) Application(External Registrar))
  • WPSProt.exe - WPS Firewall Prot
  • SetDrv.exe - Setup Driver (SetDrv)
  • IpLib.dll
  • acAuth.dll - AEGIS Authentication Library
  • acCTA.dll - AEGIS CTA NetTrans
  • AegisI5.exe - AegisInstall Application (AegisInstall MFC Application)
  • DESKTOP.exe - DESKTOP Application (DESKTOP MFC Application)
  • EnumDevLib.dll - EnumDevLib Dynamic Link Library (EnumDevLib DLL)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ReStart.exe - ReStart Application (ReStart MFC Application)
  • rtkbind.exe - RtkBind Application
  • RTLDHCP.exe
  • RtlGina.dll - realtek RtlGina (RtlGina)
  • RtlICS.dll - RtlICS Dynamic Link Library (RtlICS DLL)
  • RtlIhvOid.dll - IHV OID (IHV OID(for Win7))
  • RtlService.exe - RtlService Application (RtlService MFC Application)
  • RTxAdmin.exe - RTxAdmin Application (RTxAdmin MFC Application)
  • Run1x.exe
  • UserCom.exe - User Command Application (User Command MFC Application)
  • x64drv.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Scheduled Tasks
  • ReStart.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FB6A81D7-E84F-40E9-A4A3-EE3831B076D4}' (runs on registration).
  • RTxAdmin.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F57508E5-DFF6-40A6-9B7C-B4E2FF888593}' (runs on registration).
  • UserCom.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F9E401A6-313D-4FA8-B4D0-AE606FD1B03E}' (runs on registration).
  • RtlService.exe runs as a service named 'SamsungSE' (SamsungSE).
Startup File (All Users Run Once)
  • AegisI5.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'MeetingHouse' which loads as C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WG111v3\AegisI5.exe -vendor Realtek -silent -install.
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • RTLDHCP.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\REALTEK\11n USB Wireless LAN Utility\RTLDHCP.exe'.
  • RtWLan.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\REALTEK PCIE Wireless LAN Software\RtWLan.exe'.

How do I remove REALTEK PCIE Wireless LAN Software?

You can uninstall REALTEK PCIE Wireless LAN Software 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 PCIE Wireless LAN Software, 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 PCIE Wireless LAN Software.

Win 7 (SP1) 78%
Win XP 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 91.03%
Windows 10 8.47%
Windows XP 0.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Starter 84.36%
Windows 10 Home 7.65%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.33%
Windows 7 Home Premium 2.50%
Microsoft Windows XP 0.67%
Windows 7 Professional 0.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

15.79% of installs come from United Kingdom
Which countries install it?
  United Kingdom 15.79%
  Germany 14.04%
  United States 12.60%
  Italy 11.48%
  France 6.86%
  Brazil 6.06%
  Mexico 3.83%
  Spain 3.83%
  Portugal 1.59%
  Ireland 1.59%
  Sweden 1.28%
  Netherlands 1.28%
  Canada 1.28%
  Czech Republic 1.28%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Samsung 99.15%
Dell 0.34%
Acer 0.34%
Hewlett-Packard 0.17%
Common models
Samsung N150P/N210P/N220P... 41.35%
Samsung N150P 19.03%
Samsung N250P 15.92%
Samsung N145P/N250P/N260P... 8.82%
Samsung N250P/N145P 6.23%
Samsung N150P/N210P 5.36%

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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