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4% remove it96% keep it
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VersionDistribution 4.00% 8.00% 76.00% 8.00% 4.00%

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Realtek Management Console


Realtek Management Console is a software program developed by Realtek Semiconductor. The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. The primary executable is named RTKDash.exe. The setup package generally installs about 11 files and is usually about 9.03 MB (9,464,729 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 69% of users of Realtek Management Console come from the United States, it is also popular in Italy and Vietnam.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.realtek.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Realtek\Realtek Management Console\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{B2AC5F1A-AF0B-45BA-BC4E-82269868FEAB}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 9.03 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Realtek Management Console

Program executable:RTKDash.exe
Name:Realtek Management Console
Path:C:\Program Files\Realtek\Realtek Management Console\RTKDash.exe
Additional files:
  • RTKDash.exe - Realtek Management Console
  • RtkFWUpdateLib.dll - RtkDash (RtkDashFWUpdateLib)
  • wsman_client_lib.dll
  • xerces-c_3_0.dll (by Apache Software Foundation) - Xerces-C++ Version 3.0.0 (Shared Library for Xerces-C++ Version 3.0.0)
  • eventsink.dll
  • dashapi.dll
  • libxml2.dll
  • des.dll

How do I remove Realtek Management Console?

You can uninstall Realtek Management Console 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 Management Console, 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 Management Console.

Win 7 (SP1) 44%
Win Vista (SP2) 4%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 52.00%
Windows 10 44.00%
Windows Vista 4.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 24.00%
Windows 10 Pro 16.00%
Windows 7 Professional 16.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.00%
Windows 10 Home 12.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

69.44% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 69.44%
  Italy 5.56%
  Vietnam 2.78%
  Brazil 2.78%
  Thailand 2.78%
  France 2.78%
  Russia 2.78%
  India 2.78%
  Indonesia 2.78%
  Spain 2.78%
  Turkey 2.78%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 16.67%
Lenovo 16.67%
Hewlett-Packard 16.67%
ASUS 11.11%
Acer 11.11%
Sony 5.56%
Toshiba 5.56%
American Megatrends 5.56%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 3020 11.11%
HP ENVY 17 Notebook PC 5.56%
Gigabyte GA-880GM-D2H 5.56%
Digibras NM70-TI 5.56%
ASUSTeK X501A1 5.56%
ASUSTeK M52BC_M32BC 5.56%

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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