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What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,637
United States Rank #1,078
Reach 0.4138%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 28.18 days
831.17 days >
Average installed length: 436.71 days


VersionDistribution 0.16% 0.04% 0.63% 31.47% 14.11% 3.00% 0.88% 7.21% 13.50% 8.93% 1.10% 2.61% 5.65% 6.20% 4.50%

Ralink RT5390 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter

What is Ralink RT5390 b/g/n WiFi Adapter?

The software provides the installation utilities for Ralink RT5390 802.11b/g/n Wireless adapter including software and drivers.


Ralink RT5390 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter is a software program developed by Ralink. The most common release is, 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 setup package generally installs about 30 files and is usually about 3.51 MB (3,678,720 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 68% of users of Ralink RT5390 b/g/n WiFi Adapter come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom 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-3C8FF1D309AF}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 3.51 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Ralink RT5390 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter

  • RaMediaServer.exe - RaMediaServer Application (RaMediaS Application)
  • RaSwapEx.exe
  • RaIOx64.exe
  • RalinkGina.dll - Ralink Tech RalinkGina (RalinkGina)
  • RaRegistry.exe - Ralink RalinkRegistryWriter (RalinkRegistryWriter)
  • RaRegistry64.exe
  • RaWiFiAdmin.exe
  • CiscoEapFast.dll (by Cisco Systems) - Cisco EAP-FAST Module
  • devcon.exe (by Microsoft) - Windows Setup API
  • devcon64.exe (by Microsoft)
  • DiagFunc.dll - RaLink DiagFunc Library (DiagFunc DLL)
  • ICSDHCP.dll - ICSDHCP Dynamic Link Library (ICSDHCP DLL)
  • RaCertMgr.dll - RaCertMg Dynamic Link Library
  • RAEXTUI.dll - Ralink UI Extensions DLL
  • RAIHV.dll - Ralink Extensions DLL
  • RaUI.exe - RaUI Application (Ralink Wireless LAN Card Utility)
  • RaWiFi.exe - Ralink Wi-Fi Application (Ralink Wi-Fi Application Selection)
  • RaWLAPI.dll - RaWLAPI Dynamic Link Library (RaWLAPI DLL)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • RaWiFi.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F16515C4-60CD-4B64-9C7D-0E1FC9CE86A0}' (runs on registration).
3 Services
  • RaRegistry64.exe runs as a service named 'Ralink Registry Writer' (RalinkRegistryWriter).
  • RaRegistry.exe runs as a service named 'Ralink Registry Writer' (RalinkRegistryWriter).
  • 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'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.61 MB
21.09 MB average
Kernel CPU:0.00000193%
0.016088% average
CPU cycles/sec:343
8,062,084 average
Memory:1.71 MB
Total CPU:0.0001314979%
Kernel CPU:0.00013056%
User CPU:0.00000093%
CPU cycles/sec:81
Memory:7.61 MB
Total CPU:0.0001064233%
Kernel CPU:0.00006533%
User CPU:0.00004109%
CPU cycles/sec:924,977
I/O reads/min:9.53 KB
I/O writes/min:2 Bytes

How do I remove Ralink RT5390 b/g/n WiFi Adapter?

You can uninstall Ralink RT5390 b/g/n WiFi Adapter 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 RT5390 802.11b/g/n WiFi Adapter, 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 RT5390 b/g/n WiFi Adapter.

Win 7 (SP1) 86%
Win 7 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 88.01%
Windows 10 11.85%
Windows XP 0.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 79.46%
Windows 10 Home 10.15%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.10%
Windows 7 Professional 1.89%
Windows 7 Starter 1.25%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.13%

Distribution by countryGeography

67.97% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 67.97%
  United Kingdom 5.34%
  Italy 3.40%
  France 2.99%
  Germany 2.38%
  Canada 2.15%
  Netherlands 1.86%
  Spain 1.37%
  Belgium 0.97%
  Sweden 0.88%
  India 0.73%
  Australia 0.70%
  MA 0.59%
  Mexico 0.54%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.34%
Dell 0.23%
Acer 0.18%
ASUS 0.10%
Lenovo 0.10%
Toshiba 0.03%
Sahara 0.03%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 33.76%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 15.46%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 11.33%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 10.66%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 9.43%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 6.02%

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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