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1.00.0145 75.89%
1.00.0116 7.40%
1.00.0115 16.71%

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.

Overview

REALTEK Wireless LAN Driver and Utility is a software program developed by ALFA NETWORK. The most common release is 1.00.0145, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 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 19 files and is usually about 4.9 MB (5,138,291 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 34% of users of REALTEK Wireless LAN Driver and Utility come from the United States, it is also popular in Saudi Arabia and Spain.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.alfa.com.tw
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ALFA\AWUS036H Wireless LAN Utility\
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{0DF70CB6-553A-4C57-8E6D-87635EECFB78}\Install.exe -uninst -l0x1E
Estimated size: 4.9 MB
Language: Thai

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
MD5:bbfcac1c23b867ae5d7ef96df40680c5
Additional files:
  • RtlLib.dll (by Realtek Semiconductor) - RtlLib Dynamic Link Library (RtlLib DLL(IHV))
  • UserCom.exe (by RealTek) - User Command Application (User Command MFC Application)
  • IpLib.dll
  • RTxAdmin.exe (by Realtek) - RTxAdmin Application (RTxAdmin MFC Application)
  • DESKTOP.exe - DESKTOP Application (DESKTOP MFC Application)
  • ReStart.exe (by Realtek) - ReStart Application (ReStart MFC Application)
  • RtWLan.exe (by Realtek Semiconductor) - RtWLan Application (RtWLan ( For Vista / Win7) Application(External Registrar))
  • WPSProt.exe (by Realtek By Karl) - WPS Firewall Prot
  • RTLDHCP.exe
  • Run1x.exe
  • RtlIhvOid.dll - IHV OID (IHV OID(for Win7))

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

6 Scheduled Tasks
  • ReStart.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FB6A81D7-E84F-40E9-A4A3-EE3831B076D4}' (runs on registration).
  • RtWLan.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D3AA9F2A-56FB-4AEA-AAEE-B91FAA1496A4}' (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 is scheduled as a task with the class '{7D7096FC-9620-4737-85BB-4E1AF0B925EA}' (runs on registration).
  • Run1x.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{FFFBA8E9-76DF-44F2-855C-968E3F9B95C3}' (runs on registration).
Service
  • RtlService.exe runs as a service named 'Realtek92SU' (Realtek92SU).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • RTLDHCP.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\ClientManager\rtldhcp.exe'.
  • RtWLan.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\ALFA\AWUS036H Wireless LAN Utility\RtWLan.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

RtlService.exe
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
RtWLan.exe
Memory:5.27 MB
Total CPU:0.0042521002%
Kernel CPU:0.00242539%
User CPU:0.00182671%
Switches/sec:22

How do I remove REALTEK Wireless LAN Driver and Utility?

Quickly and completely remove REALTEK Wireless LAN Driver and Utility from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, 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: 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: 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.

OS VERSIONS
Win 7 (SP1) 67%
Win 7 0%
 
HOW IT RUNS
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
 
USER ACTIONS
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.04%
Windows 10 12.17%
Windows XP 9.31%
Windows Vista 0.48%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 36.93%
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.14%
Windows 7 Professional 9.35%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.35%
Windows 10 Home 4.80%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.40%

Distribution by countryGeography

33.69% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 33.69%
  Saudi Arabia 12.02%
  Spain 6.01%
  United Arab Emirates 5.79%
  France 4.94%
  IQ 4.51%
  YE 3.22%
  Mexico 3.00%
  MA 2.79%
  Italy 2.15%
  Germany 1.50%
  Belgium 1.29%
  Netherlands 1.29%
  Egypt 1.29%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 21.07%
Dell 20.36%
Acer 16.79%
Toshiba 11.43%
ASUS 11.07%
GIGABYTE 7.86%
Intel 3.93%
Lenovo 3.21%
Medion 1.79%
Samsung 1.43%
American Megatrends 1.07%
Common models
Dell Inspiron N5110 5.38%
TOSHIBA SATELLITE C660 4.84%
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.69%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.69%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.69%
MEDION MS-7728 2.69%

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