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Should I remove REALTEK Wireless LAN Software?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,380
United States Rank #2,432
Reach 0.2637%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 9.86 days
290.80 days >
Average installed length: 152.79 days


0133.09.1202 17.41%
1.01.0088 18.99%
1.01.0086 1.67% 27.65% 31.77% 1.15% 1.35%

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REALTEK Wireless LAN Software

What is REALTEK Wireless LAN Software?

This package installs the software (Wireless LAN driver and utility) to enable various Realtek WiFi devices. The software is typiclaly included with the PC's OEM and can be downloaded on the OEM's support websites.


The most used version is, 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 main program executable is SetDrv.exe. The software installer includes 25 files and is usually about 2.67 MB (2,804,041 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.realtek.com.tw
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Realtek\PCIE Wireless LAN
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{901F0D4C-009D-1112-8DE4-03599E7B0C5C}\Install.exe -uninst -l0x9
Estimated size: 2.67 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by REALTEK Wireless LAN Software

Program executable:SetDrv.exe
Name:Setup Driver
Path:C:\Program Files\Realtek\PCIE Wireless LAN\Driver\SetDrv.exe
Additional files:
  • RtlLib.dll - RtlLib Dynamic Link Library (RtlLib DLL(IHV))
  • RtWLan.exe - RtWLan Application (RtWLan ( For Vista / Win7) Application(External Registrar))
  • WPSProt.exe - WPS Firewall Prot
  • SetVistaDrv64.exe - SetVistaDrv64 Application
  • SetVistaDrv.exe - SetVistaDrv Application
  • SetDrv.exe - Setup Driver (SetDrv)
  • SetDrv64.exe
  • RTLWVern.dll - Realtek Version Control DLL for HP

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • SetDrv64.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EAA814D0-E516-40D4-AA40-637DE8A0C0F8}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove REALTEK Wireless LAN Software?

You can uninstall REALTEK Wireless LAN Software 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 Software, 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 Software.

Win 7 (SP1) 78%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 89.69%
Windows 10 8.39%
Windows XP 1.04%
Windows Vista 0.88%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 68.24%
Windows 7 Starter 7.60%
Windows 10 Home 7.08%
Windows 7 Ultimate 5.33%
Windows 7 Home Basic 4.67%
Windows 7 Professional 3.63%

Distribution by countryGeography

46.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 46.44%
  United Kingdom 6.92%
  Germany 6.14%
  Brazil 4.57%
  Italy 4.46%
  France 4.21%
  Canada 3.62%
  Australia 2.13%
  Spain 1.71%
  Netherlands 1.60%
  Poland 1.56%
  Sweden 1.01%
  Belgium 0.86%
  India 0.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 60.58%
Samsung 38.05%
Acer 0.50%
Dell 0.34%
Toshiba 0.22%
ASUS 0.18%
Lenovo 0.08%
Sahara 0.06%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 12.42%
HP G62 Notebook PC 9.87%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 8.62%
HP G72 Notebook PC 7.84%
HP G56 Notebook PC 7.61%
HP 620 5.07%

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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