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Should I remove SMC RT2870 Wireless LAN Card?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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VersionDistribution 86.96% 13.04%

SMC RT2870 Wireless LAN Card


SMC RT2870 Wireless LAN Card is a software program developed by SMC. 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 setup package generally installs about 18 files and is usually about 14.39 MB (15,085,967 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 43% of users of SMC RT2870 Wireless LAN Card come from the United States, it is also popular in Portugal and Spain.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.smc.com
Installation folder: C:\Programas\SMC\RT2870 Wireless LAN Card
Uninstaller: "C:\Programas\InstallShield Installation Information\{28DA7D8B-F9A4-4F18-8AA0-551B1E084D0D}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 14.39 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by SMC RT2870 Wireless LAN Card

  • CiscoEapFast.dll (by Cisco Systems) - Cisco EAP-FAST Module
  • devcon.exe (by Microsoft) - Windows Setup API
  • devcon64.exe (by Microsoft)
  • ICSDHCP.dll (by Ralink Technology) - ICSDHCP Dynamic Link Library (ICSDHCP DLL)
  • RaCertMgr.dll (by Ralink Technology) - RaCertMg Dynamic Link Library
  • RAEXTUI.dll - Ralink UI Extensions DLL
  • RAIHV.dll - Ralink Extensions DLL
  • RaIOx64.exe
  • RaRegistry.exe - Ralink RalinkRegistryWriter (RalinkRegistryWriter)
  • RaRegistry64.exe
  • SelectCard.exe - SelectCard Application (Select Wan interface for ICS)
  • SelectWAN.exe
  • StaAPI.dll - RaWLAPI Dynamic Link Library (RaWLAPI DLL)
  • StaApp.exe - SMC Connection Manager
  • StaApp.resources.dll
  • StationCore.dll
  • Wizard.exe - Wizard
  • Wizard.resources.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • RaRegistry64.exe runs as a service named 'Ralink Registry Writer 64' (RalinkRegistryWriter64).
  • RaRegistry.exe runs as a service named 'Ralink Registry Writer' (RalinkRegistryWriter).

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 SMC RT2870 Wireless LAN Card?

You can uninstall SMC RT2870 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 SMC RT2870 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 SMC RT2870 Wireless LAN Card.

Win 7 (SP1) 70%
Win XP 4%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.26%
Windows 10 13.04%
Windows XP 8.70%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 30.43%
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.09%
Windows 7 Professional 17.39%
Windows 10 Pro 8.70%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.70%
Windows Se7en Titan 4.35%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.33% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.33%
  Portugal 10.00%
  Spain 10.00%
  Germany 10.00%
  MA 6.67%
  Thailand 6.67%
  Taiwan 6.67%
  NC 3.33%
  Iran 3.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 36.84%
Acer 21.05%
ASUS 15.79%
Dell 10.53%
Toshiba 5.26%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 330 12.50%
ASUS All Series 12.50%
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HP-Pavilion AY570AA-ABA a... 6.25%
Hewlett-Packard p6-2004es... 6.25%
HP Vectra 6.25%


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