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Should I remove Ralink RT5390R bgn Wi-Fi Adapter?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,931
United States Rank #1,468
Reach 0.3427%


VersionDistribution 33.52% 0.13% 46.62% 19.07% 0.67%

Typically installed together

Ralink RT5390R 802.11bgn Wi-Fi Adapter

What is Ralink RT5390R bgn Wi-Fi Adapter?

This is the device driver software for the Ralink RT5390R 802.11bgn Wi-Fi Adapter.


Ralink RT5390R 802.11bgn Wi-Fi 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. 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 27 files and is usually about 24.71 MB (25,908,356 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 66% of users of Ralink RT5390R bgn Wi-Fi Adapter come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and United Kingdom.

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: 24.71 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Ralink RT5390R 802.11bgn Wi-Fi Adapter

  • RaMediaServer.exe - RaMediaServer Application (RaMediaS Application)
  • devcon.exe (by Microsoft) - Windows Setup API
  • devcon64.exe (by Microsoft)
  • ICSDHCP.dll - ICSDHCP Dynamic Link Library (ICSDHCP DLL)
  • RaCountryRegion.exe - RalinkCountryRegion
  • RAIHV.dll - Ralink Extensions DLL
  • RaIOx64.exe
  • RaRegistry.exe - Ralink RalinkRegistryWriter (RalinkRegistryWriter)
  • RaRegistry64.exe
  • RaWiFi.exe - Ralink Wi-Fi Application (Ralink Wi-Fi Application Selection)
  • RaWiFiAdmin.exe
  • RaWLAPI.dll - RaWLAPI Dynamic Link Library (RaWLAPI DLL)
  • CiscoEapFast.dll (by Cisco Systems) - Cisco EAP-FAST Module
  • CiscoEapLeap.dll (by Cisco Systems) - Cisco LEAP Module
  • CiscoEapPeap.dll - Cisco PEAP Module
  • DiagFunc.dll - RaLink DiagFunc Library (DiagFunc DLL)
  • RaCertMgr.dll - RaCertMg Dynamic Link Library
  • RAEXTUI.dll - Ralink UI Extensions DLL

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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:1.77 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000965268%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00004210%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00005443%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:173,812
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:4 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:1.73 MB
Total CPU:0.0000067931%
Kernel CPU:0.00000614%
User CPU:0.00000065%
CPU cycles/sec:499
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes

How do I remove Ralink RT5390R bgn Wi-Fi Adapter?

You can uninstall Ralink RT5390R bgn Wi-Fi 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 RT5390R 802.11bgn Wi-Fi 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 RT5390R bgn Wi-Fi Adapter.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 98.11%
Windows 7 1.88%
Windows XP 0.01%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 42.80%
Windows 8 33.85%
Windows 10 Home 14.62%
Windows 8 Single Language 2.32%
Windows 8.1 Single Langua... 1.75%
Windows 7 Home Premium 0.77%

Distribution by countryGeography

65.76% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 65.76%
  Italy 6.73%
  United Kingdom 6.55%
  France 4.58%
  Canada 2.49%
  Germany 2.05%
  Australia 1.24%
  Mexico 1.12%
  Netherlands 0.80%
  Belgium 0.63%
  Sweden 0.61%
  Switzerland 0.53%
  Spain 0.46%
  Ireland 0.40%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 99.78%
Acer 0.12%
Dell 0.04%
Alienware 0.01%
ASUS 0.01%
Lenovo 0.01%
Toshiba 0.01%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 17.35%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq CQ... 11.04%
HP 2000 Notebook PC 9.88%
HP Pavilion g7 Notebook P... 5.61%
HP ENVY m6 Notebook PC 5.38%
Hewlett-Packard 20-b010 3.30%

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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