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Should I remove REALTEK Wireless LAN Driver and Utility?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,870
United States Rank #27,888
Reach 0.0150%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 112.44 days
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Average installed length: 143.18 days


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REALTEK Wireless LAN Driver and Utility

What is REALTEK Wireless LAN Driver and Utility?

This package installs the software (Wireless LAN driver and utility) to enable various Realtek LAN devices.


REALTEK Wireless LAN Driver and Utility is a software program developed by ALFA NETWORK. 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 programs's main executable is RtlService.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 1.76 MB of memory. The setup package generally installs about 16 files and is usually about 6.63 MB (6,950,885 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 17% of users of REALTEK Wireless LAN Driver and Utility come from the United States, it is also popular in Saudi Arabia and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.alfa.com.tw
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Realtek\RTL8187 Wireless LAN Utility\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{0DF70CB6-553A-4C57-8E6D-87635EECFB78}\Install.exe -uninst -l0x9
Estimated size: 6.63 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by REALTEK Wireless LAN Driver and Utility

Program executable:RtlService.exe
Name:RtlService Application
RtlService MFC Application
Path:C:\Program Files\REALTEK\RTL8187 Wireless LAN Utility\RtlService.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • RtlService.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{7D7096FC-9620-4737-85BB-4E1AF0B925EA}' (runs on registration).
  • RtlService.exe runs as a service named 'Realtek92SU' (Realtek92SU).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.76 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001831000%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00012099%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00006211%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:18,753
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:6 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:2 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove REALTEK Wireless LAN Driver and Utility?

You can uninstall REALTEK 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 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 Wireless LAN Driver and Utility.

Win 7 (SP1) 77%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 87.50%
Windows 10 12.16%
Windows XP 0.34%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 39.53%
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.31%
Windows 7 Professional 18.58%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.38%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.04%
Windows 10 Home 2.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

16.61% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 16.61%
  Saudi Arabia 12.78%
  France 10.86%
  Spain 9.58%
  Germany 5.11%
  United Arab Emirates 3.83%
  MA 3.83%
  Mexico 3.19%
  Italy 2.56%
  Netherlands 2.56%
  DZ 2.24%
  IQ 2.24%
  Belgium 1.92%
  UA 1.92%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Acer 23.30%
ASUS 14.77%
Dell 13.64%
Toshiba 6.25%
Lenovo 5.11%
Samsung 5.11%
MSI 1.70%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.14%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 5.00%
HP 620 2.86%
LENOVO 0616A44 2.86%
Acer Aspire E1-571 2.14%
ASUSTeK K54LY 1.43%


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