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Should I remove REALTEK Wireless LAN and Bluetooth Driver?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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Global Rank #5,215
United States Rank #3,411
Reach 0.0975%


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REALTEK Wireless LAN and Bluetooth Driver

What is REALTEK Wireless LAN and Bluetooth Driver?

This is the software driver and additional utilities required for managing and connecting the REALTEK Wireless LAN device to the PC. Uninstalling this driver may cause the hardware to stop functioning properly (only remove this package if you no longer have the networking device connected to your PC).


The most used version is 13.218.243, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The main program executable is Rtlihvs.dll. The software installer includes 71 files and is usually about 3.34 MB (3,497,164 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.realtek.com.tw
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\REALTEK 11n USB Wireless LAN and Bluetooth Driver
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{B6322D12-A133-4128-8306-DAFFF7231152}\Install.exe -uninst -l0x9
Estimated size: 3.34 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by REALTEK Wireless LAN and Bluetooth Driver

Program module:Rtlihvs.dll
Name:Windows IHV Service for a Realtek Wireless Device
Realtek IHV Service
Path:C:\Program Files\REALTEK 11n USB Wireless LAN and Bluetooth Driver\Rtlihvs.dll
Additional files:
  • Rtlihvs.dll - Windows IHV Service for a Realtek Wireless Device (Realtek IHV Service)
  • SetVistaDrv64.exe - SetVistaDrv64 Application (SetVistaDrv64 Application (Support_All_In_One))
  • AvrcpCtrlr.dll - Bluetooth Software (Realtek Bluetooth Avrcp Controller DLL)
  • AvrcpIo.dll - Realtek Bluetooth AVRCP Control DLL
  • BPPClient.exe - Realtek Bluetooth BppClient.exe
  • BtSendTo.exe - Realtek Bluetooth Send File Application
  • BTServer.exe - Realtek Bluetooth BTServer Application
  • ControlUI.exe - Realtek Bluetooth ControlUI Application
  • DevMenuExt.dll - Realtek Bluetooth Device Menu DLL
  • DllMonoCtrl.dll - Realtek Bluetooth Mono Control DLL.
  • Dun.dll - Realtek Bluetooth Dun.dll
  • FtpShellExt.dll - Realtek Bluetooth Ftp Shell Namespace Extension DLL
  • gap.dll - Realtek Bluetooth GapExport DLL
  • gatt_api.dll - Realtek Bluetooth gatt_api DLL
  • GattExport.dll - Realtek Bluetooth GattExport DLL
  • SetDrv64.exe - Setup Driver (SetDrv)

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:4.2 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000974022%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00009375%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000365%
0.015104% average

How do I remove REALTEK Wireless LAN and Bluetooth Driver?

Quickly and completely remove REALTEK Wireless LAN and Bluetooth Driver from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall REALTEK Wireless LAN and Bluetooth 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program REALTEK Wireless LAN and Bluetooth Driver, 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 and Bluetooth Driver.

Win 10 93%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 92.94%
Windows 7 7.00%
Windows XP 0.05%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 40.48%
Windows 8.1 27.61%
Windows 8 10.16%
Windows 10 Pro 3.78%
Windows 7 Professional 2.55%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 2.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

73.50% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 73.50%
  Canada 3.42%
  United Kingdom 3.02%
  Germany 2.51%
  France 2.39%
  Brazil 0.82%
  Netherlands 0.71%
  Australia 0.71%
  DK 0.67%
  South Africa 0.67%
  Mexico 0.63%
  Sweden 0.63%
  Italy 0.63%
  India 0.59%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Lenovo 50.65%
Dell 39.77%
Acer 6.58%
Hewlett-Packard 0.33%
ASUS 0.27%
Toshiba 0.22%
Intel 0.05%
Compaq 0.05%
Common models
LENOVO 20175 28.97%
Dell XPS 8900 12.97%
LENOVO 20246 11.51%
Dell Inspiron 14-3452 9.84%
LENOVO 2191 8.54%
Dell Inspiron 15-3552 3.24%

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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