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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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Global Rank #14,887
United States Rank #23,072
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VersionDistribution 2.96% 0.81% 79.57% 0.27% 0.54% 8.06% 0.54% 7.26%

Ralink RT7x Wireless LAN Card

What is Ralink RT7x Wireless LAN Card?

This software package contains the required software and driver to connect the Ralink RT7x Wireless LAN Card device to the PC.


Ralink RT7x Wireless LAN Card 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 primary executable is named RaUI.exe. The setup package generally installs about 39 files and is usually about 15.68 MB (16,445,958 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows XP. While about 20% of users of Ralink RT7x Wireless LAN Card come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ralinktech.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Ralink\RT7x Wireless LAN Card
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{E91E8912-769D-42F0-8408-0E329443BABC}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 15.68 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Ralink RT7x Wireless LAN Card

Program executable:RaUI.exe
Name:RaUI Application
RaUI MFC Application
Path:C:\Program Files\Ralink\RT7x Wireless LAN Card\Utility\RaUI.exe
Additional files:
  • RaSwapEx.exe - Ralink RaSwap (RaSwap)
  • RaUI.exe - RaUI Application (RaUI MFC Application)
  • ApUI.exe - Ralink Wireless Access Point Utility
  • devcon.exe (by Microsoft) - Windows Setup API
  • RalinkRegistryWriter.exe - Ralink RalinkRegistryWriter (RalinkRegistryWriter)
  • RaRegistry.exe
  • RaSwap.exe
  • SelectCard.exe - SelectCard Application (Select Wan interface for ICS)
  • SelectWAN.exe
  • CiscoEapFast.dll (by Cisco Systems) - Cisco EAP-FAST Module
  • devcon64.exe (by Microsoft)
  • ICSDHCP.dll - ICSDHCP Dynamic Link Library (ICSDHCP DLL)
  • RaCertMgr.dll - RaCertMg Dynamic Link Library
  • RaEncrypt.dll - RaEncrypt Dynamic Link Library (RaEncrypt DLL)
  • RAEXTUI.dll - Ralink UI Extensions DLL
  • RAIHV.dll - Ralink Extensions DLL
  • RaIOx64.exe
  • RaRegistry64.exe
  • RaWLAPI.dll - RaWLAPI Dynamic Link Library (RaWLAPI DLL)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Services
  • RaRegistry64.exe runs as a service named 'Ralink Registry Writer 64' (RalinkRegistryWriter64).
  • RaRegistry.exe runs as a service named 'Ralink Registry Writer' (RalinkRegistryWriter).
  • RalinkRegistryWriter.exe runs as a service named 'Ralink Registry Writer' (RalinkRegistryWriter).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • ApUI.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Ralink\Common\ApUI.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:1.66 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0001082681%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00006846%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00003981%
0.015104% average
Memory:1.59 MB

How do I remove Ralink RT7x Wireless LAN Card?

You can uninstall Ralink RT7x 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 RT7x 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 RT7x Wireless LAN Card.

Win 7 (SP1) 56%
Win Vista 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 7 63.98%
Windows XP 16.67%
Windows Vista 15.05%
Windows 10 4.03%
Windows Server 2003 0.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.98%
Windows 7 Ultimate 23.98%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.35%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 11.99%
Windows 7 Professional 10.08%
Windows 10 Home 1.91%

Distribution by countryGeography

19.64% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 19.64%
  Germany 16.07%
  United Kingdom 11.22%
  France 7.40%
  Brazil 6.89%
  Italy 4.59%
  MA 3.32%
  Netherlands 3.06%
  Spain 2.55%
  Canada 2.04%
  Mexico 1.53%
  Belgium 1.28%
  Croatia 1.28%
  India 1.02%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 26.11%
Acer 19.75%
Dell 17.20%
ASUS 10.19%
Medion 5.73%
American Megatrends 3.18%
Toshiba 2.55%
Lenovo 2.55%
Sahara 2.55%
Intel 1.27%
Common models
DIXONSXP F71IX1 15.75%
MEDIONPC MS-7318 5.48%
ASUS All Series 2.74%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 2.05%
Acer Aspire 5251 2.05%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.05%

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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