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Should I remove REALTEK USB Wireless LAN Driver?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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United States Rank #11,821
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6.1082.0504.2007 49.25%
1.00.0000 50.75%

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REALTEK USB Wireless LAN Driver

What is REALTEK USB Wireless LAN Driver?

REALTEK USB Wireless LAN Driver 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 common release is 1.00.0000, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 setup package generally installs about 10 files and is usually about 1.13 MB (1,182,800 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.realtek.com.tw
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\REALTEK USB Wireless LAN Driver
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{7095FD27-37F0-4750-9DE8-D37DC0043706}\SETUP.EXE -v"ISSCRIPTCMDLINE=\"-d -zREMOVE\"" -l0x0009
Estimated size: 1.13 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by REALTEK USB Wireless LAN Driver

  • SetVistaDrv.exe - SetVistaDrv Application
  • SetDrv.exe - Setup Driver (SetDrv)
  • SETUP.EXE (by Devguru Co., Ltd) - SAMSUNG USB Drivers for Mobile Phones (SAMSUNG USB Drivers for Mobile Phones(x86))
  • ISSetup.dll (by Macrovision) - InstallShield (InstallShield (R) Setup Engine)
  • difxapi.dll (by Microsoft) - Driver Install Frameworks API (DIFxAPI) (Driver Install Frameworks for API library module)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SETUP.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{C083518F-8EC9-4B8E-8707-AA411A045C80}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove REALTEK USB Wireless LAN Driver?

You can uninstall REALTEK USB Wireless LAN 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 USB Wireless LAN 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 USB Wireless LAN Driver.

Win Vista (SP2) 76%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 91.04%
Windows 7 7.84%
Windows 10 0.75%
Windows XP 0.37%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 79.78%
Windows Vista Home Basic 8.24%
Windows 7 Home Premium 4.49%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.00%
Windows Vista Business 1.87%
Windows Vista Starter 0.75%

Distribution by countryGeography

70.68% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 70.68%
  United Kingdom 5.76%
  Germany 5.24%
  Portugal 2.09%
  France 1.83%
  Brazil 1.31%
  Italy 1.31%
  Belgium 1.05%
  Netherlands 1.05%
  BG 0.79%
  Norway 0.79%
  Austria 0.52%
  Canada 0.52%
  Czech Republic 0.52%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Gateway 63.35%
Toshiba 28.69%
Medion 4.78%
Packard Bell 1.59%
Dell 0.80%
Lenovo 0.40%
Hewlett-Packard 0.40%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L40 19.38%
Gateway GT5694 6.98%
Gateway MT6728 ... 5.81%
MEDION WIM2160 4.65%
Gateway ML6732 ... 4.26%
TOSHIBA Equium L40 4.26%

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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