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Should I remove Realtek 8136 8168 8169 Ethernet Driver?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
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United States Rank #695
Reach 0.9193%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 18.42 days
543.26 days >
Average installed length: 285.44 days


1.00.0007 38.00%
1.00.0006 2.51%
1.00.0005 53.95%
1.00.0004 5.37%
1.00.0003 0.17%

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Realtek 8136 8168 8169 Ethernet Driver

What is Realtek 8136 8168 8169 Ethernet Driver?

This is the software driver package for the installed Realtek 8136 8168 8169 Ethernet controller. The driver package is required in order for the Ethernet device to function properly and is the software that allows your computer to communicate with this hardware device.


The most used version is 1.00.0005, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 installer includes 15 files and is usually about 1019.17 KB (1,043,627 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.realtek.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Realtek\NICDRV_8169
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{8833FFB6-5B0C-4764-81AA-06DFEED9A476}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -removeonly
Estimated size: 1019.17 KB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Realtek 8136 8168 8169 Ethernet Driver

  • RTINSTALLER32.EXE - RTInstaller Application
  • RTNUninst64.dll - RTNUninst

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • RTINSTALLER32.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{C78EF2A9-7F7A-45D8-85E1-B2D1AC124976}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Realtek 8136 8168 8169 Ethernet Driver?

You can uninstall Realtek 8136 8168 8169 Ethernet Driver 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 Realtek 8136 8168 8169 Ethernet Driver, 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 Realtek 8136 8168 8169 Ethernet Driver.

Win 7 (SP1) 79%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 87.18%
Windows 10 7.89%
Windows Vista 4.83%
Windows XP 0.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 67.88%
Windows 7 Ultimate 9.57%
Windows 7 Professional 6.90%
Windows 10 Home 5.78%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.92%
Windows 7 Home Basic 1.25%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.19% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.19%
  Germany 5.92%
  United Kingdom 5.86%
  France 4.07%
  Canada 3.74%
  Italy 3.51%
  Australia 1.76%
  Netherlands 1.56%
  Spain 1.55%
  Brazil 1.43%
  Sweden 1.02%
  Belgium 0.87%
  India 0.74%
  Portugal 0.69%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 55.34%
Toshiba 25.14%
Dell 6.10%
Acer 4.69%
ASUS 3.43%
MSI 1.64%
Lenovo 1.60%
Medion 1.27%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 11.75%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 8.53%
HP G60 Notebook PC 6.48%
TOSHIBA Satellite L500 5.92%
Hewlett-Packard Presario ... 5.19%
HP G61 Notebook PC 4.52%

About Realtek Semiconductor

Realtek manufactures a wide variety of products that can be broadly categorized into two subdivisions: Communications Network ICs, and Computer Peripheral and Multimedia ICs.
Publisher URL: www.realtek.com


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