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Should I remove Ralink RT2860 Wireless LAN Card?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #945
United States Rank #1,206
Reach 0.7289%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.25 days
479.25 days >
Average installed length: 251.81 days


VersionDistribution 1.08% 1.43% 0.29% 0.36% 0.43% 0.41% 0.06% 0.94% 9.64% 0.01% 6.04% 3.36% 1.81% 0.07% 0.08% 0.16% 1.72% 0.01% 2.05% 0.43% 7.11% 0.73% 0.54% 0.15% 0.37% 1.23% 20.49% 27.69% 0.93% 1.25% 0.36% 0.03% 0.40% 0.03% 0.08% 0.11% 0.06% 3.01% 0.01% 0.14% 4.30% 0.04% 0.29% 0.26%

Ralink RT2860 Wireless LAN Card

What is Ralink RT2860 Wireless LAN Card?

The software provides the installation utilities for Ralink RT2860 802.11 WirelessLAN Card including software and drivers.


Ralink RT2860 Wireless LAN Card is a program developed by Ralink. The most used version is, 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. 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 main program executable is RAEXTUI.dll. The software installer includes 91 files and is usually about 3.54 MB (3,708,928 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 42% of users of Ralink RT2860 Wireless LAN Card come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ralinktech.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Ralink\RT2860 Wireless LAN Card
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{8FC4F1DD-F7FD-4766-804D-3C8FF1D309B0}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 3.54 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Ralink RT2860 Wireless LAN Card

Program module:RAEXTUI.dll
Name:Ralink UI Extensions DLL
Path:C:\Program Files\Ralink\RT2860 Wireless LAN Card\VistaSupplicant\X64\RAEXTUI.dll
Additional files:
  • StreamDll.dll - StreamDl Dynamic Link Library
  • RaMediaServer.exe - RaMediaServer Application (RaMediaS Application)
  • RaSwapEx.exe - Ralink RaSwap (RaSwap)
  • RaWDPAPI.dll - Wi-Fi Display (dll)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • RaMediaServer.exe runs as a service named 'Ralink UPnP Media Server' (RaMediaServer) "Ralink UPnP Media Server. If the service is disabled, UPnP Media Server function will not work.".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • RaMediaServer.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program\ASUS\USB-AC51 WLAN Card Utilities\Common\RaMediaServer.exe'.

How do I remove Ralink RT2860 Wireless LAN Card?

You can uninstall Ralink RT2860 Wireless LAN Card 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 Ralink RT2860 Wireless LAN Card, 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 Ralink RT2860 Wireless LAN Card.

Win 10 54%
Win 7 (SP1) 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 54.30%
Windows 7 43.29%
Windows XP 1.72%
Windows Vista 0.67%
Windows Server 2003 0.02%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.65%
Windows 8.1 21.44%
Windows 10 Home 13.64%
Windows 8 8.85%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.52%
Windows 7 Professional 5.10%

Distribution by countryGeography

42.12% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 42.12%
  France 8.02%
  Italy 7.68%
  Germany 5.30%
  Canada 4.06%
  United Kingdom 3.55%
  Brazil 3.38%
  Netherlands 2.34%
  Australia 1.48%
  Spain 1.45%
  Belgium 1.18%
  Russia 0.81%
  Sweden 0.79%
  Mexico 0.74%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
ASUS 75.03%
Hewlett-Packard 12.92%
Acer 5.32%
Lenovo 2.87%
Medion 1.34%
Dell 1.21%
MSI 0.19%
Intel 0.19%
American Megatrends 0.18%
Common models
ASUSTeK K54C 6.26%
ASUSTeK X55U 3.38%
ASUSTeK K73SV 3.31%
ASUSTeK X55A 3.10%
ASUSTeK X401A1 2.92%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 2.69%

About Ralink

Ralink is a Wi-Fi chipset manufacturer mainly known for their WLAN chipsets that are used in various consumer routers made by Gigabyte Technology, D-Link, Linksys, Asus and Belkin, as well as Wi-Fi adaptors for PCI Express interfaces.
Publisher URL: www.ralinktech.com


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