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Should I remove Ralink Wireless LAN?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,928
United States Rank #8,772
Reach 0.0512%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 27.36 days
807.27 days >
Average installed length: 424.16 days


VersionDistribution 2.28% 6.94% 0.20% 0.30% 0.10% 0.40% 1.68% 1.68% 0.10% 0.40% 0.79% 0.10% 0.10% 18.33% 1.59% 2.08% 7.73%
1.00.0000 55.20%

Ralink Wireless LAN


Ralink Wireless LAN is a software program developed by Ralink. The most common release is 1.00.0000, 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 primary executable is named ApUI.exe. The setup package generally installs about 41 files and is usually about 3.46 MB (3,626,400 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows Vista (SP2) and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 38% of users of Ralink Wireless LAN come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ralinktech.com
Help link: www.hama.de
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\RALINK\RT6x Wireless LAN Card
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{FAB1F336-1B7C-4057-A7BC-2922CD82A781}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 3.46 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Ralink Wireless LAN

Program executable:ApUI.exe
Name:Ralink Wireless Access Point Utility
Path:C:\Program Files\RALINK\RT6x Wireless LAN Card\SoftAP\ApUI.exe
Additional files:
  • RaSwap.exe - Ralink RaSwap (RaSwap)
  • RaSwapEx.exe
  • RaUI.exe - RaUI Application (RaUI MFC Application)
  • ApUI.exe - Ralink Wireless Access Point Utility
  • SelectCard.exe - SelectCard Application (Select Wan interface for ICS)
  • CoInstaller.dll
  • ICSDHCP.dll - ICSDHCP Dynamic Link Library (ICSDHCP DLL)
  • devcon.exe (by Microsoft) - Windows Setup API
  • difxapi.dll (by Microsoft) - Driver Install Frameworks API (DIFxAPI) (Driver Install Frameworks for API library module)
  • DPInst.exe - Driver Package Installer (DPInst) (Driver Package Installer)
  • RalinkRegistryWriter.exe - Ralink RalinkRegistryWriter (RalinkRegistryWriter)
  • RaWLAPI.dll - RaWLAPI Dynamic Link Library (RaWLAPI DLL)
  • RaAPAPI.dll - RaAPAPI Dynamic Link Library (RaAPAPI DLL)
  • RaEncrypt.dll - RaEncrypt Dynamic Link Library (RaEncrypt DLL)
  • RaInst.exe
  • RALAUNCH.exe
  • RaRegistry.exe
  • acAuth.dll - AEGIS Authentication Library
  • AegisE2.dll (by Meetinghouse Data Communications) - AEGIS Client API (IEEE 802.1X Protocol)
  • CiscoEapFast.dll (by Cisco Systems) - Cisco EAP-FAST Module
  • RaCertMgr.dll - RaCertMg Dynamic Link Library
  • RAEXTUI.dll - Ralink UI Extensions DLL
  • RAIHV.dll - Ralink Extensions DLL
  • RaInst64.exe
  • RaIOx64.exe
  • Scutum.dll - Ralink Security DLL for Windows (Scutum DLL)
  • setacl.exe (by Helge Klein) - SetACL

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • RaRegistry.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{10D0C915-EEB5-4466-A1CC-F8F92B7CE850}' (runs on registration).
  • ApUI.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{5A36B60A-A9CF-481A-B421-B3CE53955FE4}' (runs on registration).
2 Services
  • 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:2.24 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0008430112%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00052790%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00031511%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:221,947
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:11 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove Ralink Wireless LAN?

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

Win Vista (SP2) 35%
Win Server 2003 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 Vista 39.50%
Windows 7 33.37%
Windows XP 21.19%
Windows 10 5.84%
Windows Server 2003 0.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 37.23%
Microsoft Windows XP 20.86%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.77%
Windows 7 Ultimate 12.87%
Windows 7 Professional 4.89%
Windows Vista Home Basic 1.50%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.36% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.36%
  Germany 16.28%
  United Kingdom 6.91%
  Brazil 6.14%
  France 4.94%
  Netherlands 2.56%
  Canada 1.96%
  Belgium 1.96%
  Spain 1.79%
  Italy 1.79%
  Poland 1.36%
  Australia 0.85%
  Sweden 0.85%
  Austria 0.77%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 34.76%
Medion 24.72%
Dell 10.97%
Acer 7.06%
Intel 6.51%
American Megatrends 2.79%
Sahara 2.42%
ASUS 1.67%
Common models
MEDION WIM2180 9.19%
MEDION WIM2210 8.76%
HP-Pavilion FQ512AA-ABA m... 8.55%
Notebook MIM2300 2.99%
HP-Pavilion FQ550AA-ABA m... 2.56%

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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