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Should I remove REALTEK USB Wireless LAN Utility?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #40,594
United States Rank #25,183
Reach 0.0024%


UI_1.00.0287 93.62%
Package:1.03.0008 Driver: UI:500.1493.724.2007 2.13%
Package:1.03.0008 Driver: UI: 4.26%

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REALTEK USB Wireless LAN Utility


REALTEK USB Wireless LAN Utility is a program developed by Realtek Semiconductor. The most used version is ui_1.00.0287, 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 installer includes 29 files and is usually about 4.79 MB (5,026,360 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 86% of users of REALTEK USB Wireless LAN Utility come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.realtek.com.tw
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\REALTEK\USB Wireless LAN Utility\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{BE686891-3C56-4714-AFEF-341A7867BA80}\setup.exe -uninst -l0x9
Estimated size: 4.79 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by REALTEK USB Wireless LAN Utility

  • RtlLib.dll - RtlLib Dynamic Link Library (RtlLib DLL(IHV))
  • RtWLan.exe - RtWLan Application (RtWLan)
  • WPSProt.exe - WPS Firewall Prot
  • P2PLib.dll - P2PLib
  • 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)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • ReStart.exe - ReStart Application (ReStart MFC 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 '{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).
  • RtlService.exe runs as a service named 'RTK_WiFi_Service' (RTK_WiFi_Service).

How do I remove REALTEK USB Wireless LAN Utility?

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

Win 10 70%
Win Vista (SP2) 2%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 70.21%
Windows 7 21.28%
Windows XP 6.38%
Windows Vista 2.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 40.43%
Windows 10 Pro 23.40%
Windows 7 Professional 8.51%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.38%
Windows 8.1 6.38%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

85.53% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 85.53%
  Italy 3.95%
  United Kingdom 3.95%
  Spain 2.63%
  Brazil 1.32%
  India 1.32%
  Germany 1.32%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 44.83%
Lenovo 17.24%
Dell 13.79%
Acer 13.79%
Toshiba 3.45%
Sony 3.45%
Common models
ASUS All Series 13.64%
HP Pavilion 15 Notebook P... 9.09%
Acer Aspire X3910 4.55%
Gigabyte B85M-DS3H-A 4.55%
Dell OptiPlex 3010 4.55%
Dell Inspiron 660 4.55%

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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