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Should I remove Realtek 8169 8168 8101E 8102E Ethernet Driver?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #1,399
United States Rank #1,128
Reach 0.4893%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 51.57 days
792.24 days >
Average installed length: 416.26 days


1.00.0002 0.13%
1.00.0001 3.02%
1.00.0000 96.85%

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Realtek 8169 8168 8101E 8102E Ethernet Driver

What is Realtek 8169 8168 8101E 8102E Ethernet Driver?

This is the software driver package for the installed 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 common release is 1.00.0000, 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 primary executable is named LANSETV6.EXE. The setup package generally installs about 9 files and is usually about 1.51 MB (1,579,997 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.realtek.com.tw
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Realtek\VISTA_8169
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{8833FFB6-5B0C-4764-81AA-06DFEED9A476}\SETUP.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 1.51 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by Realtek 8169 8168 8101E 8102E Ethernet Driver

Program executable:LANSETV6.EXE
Name:LanSetV Application
Path:C:\Program Files\Realtek\VISTA_8169\LANSETV6.EXE
Additional files:
  • RTINSTALLER32.EXE - RTInstaller Application
  • LANSETV.EXE - LanSetV Application

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • RTINSTALLER32.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{ABEDBD02-8204-4585-B89D-D3FBFB71A505}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Realtek 8169 8168 8101E 8102E Ethernet Driver?

You can uninstall Realtek 8169 8168 8101E 8102E 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 8169 8168 8101E 8102E 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 8169 8168 8101E 8102E Ethernet Driver.

Win Vista (SP2) 76%
Win XP 0%
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 86.60%
Windows 7 11.92%
Windows 10 1.45%
Windows XP 0.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 66.83%
Windows Vista Home Basic 15.67%
Windows 7 Home Premium 8.92%
Windows 7 Ultimate 2.48%
Windows Vista Business 1.98%
Windows Vista Ultimate 1.83%

Distribution by countryGeography

58.41% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 58.41%
  United Kingdom 5.54%
  France 5.16%
  Germany 4.92%
  Canada 3.83%
  Italy 2.57%
  Australia 2.34%
  Netherlands 1.67%
  Spain 1.41%
  Belgium 1.19%
  Sweden 0.99%
  Poland 0.68%
  Portugal 0.66%
  Japan 0.64%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 56.61%
Toshiba 27.82%
Dell 4.08%
Acer 3.48%
Medion 2.09%
ASUS 1.69%
Packard Bell 1.53%
Gateway 0.70%
Intel 0.34%
Lenovo 0.20%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 9.86%
HP Pavilion dv5 Notebook ... 8.47%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 7.48%
HP G60 Notebook PC 6.58%
TOSHIBA Satellite L305 6.36%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 5.39%

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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