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Should I remove REALTEK RTL8187B Wireless LAN Driver and Utility?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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How common is it?
Reach 0.0009%


Package:1.00.0070 Driver:5.1135.625.2008 UI:600.15 5.88%
Package:1.00.0065 Driver:6.1135.625.2008 UI:700.16 5.88%
Package:1.00.0065 Driver:6.1135.625.2008 UI:600.15 17.65%
Package:1.00.0065 Driver:6.1135.625.2008 UI:0.0.0. 5.88%
Package:1.00.0065 Driver:5.1135.625.2008 UI:700.16 5.88%
Package:1.00.0065 Driver:5.1135.625.2008 UI:600.15 41.18%
Package:1.00.0032 Driver:6.1122.318.2008 UI:0.0.0. 17.65%

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REALTEK RTL8187B Wireless LAN Driver and Utility

What is REALTEK RTL8187B Wireless LAN Driver and Utility?

REALTEK RTL8187B Wireless LAN Driver and Utility 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.


The most used version is package:1.00.0065 driver:5.1135.625.2008 ui:600.15, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 software installer includes 26 files and is usually about 5.48 MB (5,746,065 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.realtek.com.tw
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Realtek\RTL8187B Wireless LAN Utility\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{BE686891-3C56-4714-AFEF-341A7867BA80}\Install.exe -uninst -l0x416
Estimated size: 5.48 MB
Language: Portuguese (Brazil)

Program filesFiles installed by REALTEK RTL8187B Wireless LAN Driver and Utility

  • RtlLib.dll - RtlLib Dynamic Link Library (RtlLib(Aegisp) DLL)
  • RtWLan.exe - RtWLan Application (RtWLan ( For WinXP/2003) Application)
  • WPSProt.exe - WPS Firewall Prot
  • EnumDevLib.dll - EnumDevLib Dynamic Link Library (EnumDevLib DLL)
  • RtlICS.dll - RtlICS Dynamic Link Library (RtlICS DLL)
  • RtlService.exe - RtlService Application (RtlService MFC Application)
  • IpLib.dll
  • RTxAdmin.exe - RTxAdmin Application (RTxAdmin MFC Application)
  • install.exe - Install Application (Install MFC Application)
  • 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
  • ISSetup.dll (by Macrovision) - InstallShield (InstallShield (R) Setup Engine)
  • SETUP.EXE (by Macrovision)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • ReStart.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{ED2FC3CA-7AAF-4864-834A-9E9EAA2D9ADC}' (runs on registration).
  • RTxAdmin.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F57508E5-DFF6-40A6-9B7C-B4E2FF888593}' (runs on registration).
  • RtlService.exe runs as a service named 'AirLiveUSB' (AirLiveUSB).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • RtWLan.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\REALTEK\RTL8187B Wireless LAN Utility\RtWLan.exe'.

How do I remove REALTEK RTL8187B Wireless LAN Driver and Utility?

You can uninstall REALTEK RTL8187B Wireless LAN Driver and Utility 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 RTL8187B Wireless LAN Driver and Utility, 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 RTL8187B Wireless LAN Driver and Utility.

Win XP 53%
Win 10 12%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 52.94%
Windows Vista 23.53%
Windows 7 11.76%
Windows 10 11.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 52.94%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 17.65%
Windows 10 Pro 5.88%
Windows 8.1 Pro 5.88%
Windows 7 Professional 5.88%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.88%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.33%
  Brazil 9.52%
  France 9.52%
  PF 9.52%
  MA 4.76%
  Taiwan 4.76%
  Kuwait 4.76%
  Spain 4.76%
  Canada 4.76%
  Poland 4.76%
  Italy 4.76%
  Saudi Arabia 4.76%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.57%
Sahara 14.29%
Dell 14.29%
Toshiba 14.29%
Lenovo 14.29%
American Megatrends 7.14%
Acer 7.14%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 3020 15.38%
TOSHIBA Satellite U400 7.69%
TOSHIBA Satellite L350D 7.69%
Quanta UW1 7.69%
LENOVO LENOVO3000 Y410 ... 7.69%
IBM 81837AG 7.69%

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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