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Should I remove TL-WN321G Wireless Utility?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #20,803
United States Rank #43,636
Reach 0.0101%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.80 days
495.52 days >
Average installed length: 260.36 days


VersionDistribution 70.00%
1.00.01 30.00%

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TL-WN321G Wireless Utility

What is TL-WN321G Wireless Utility?

TL-WN321G Wireless Utility is a utility that comes via the driver download or on the included CD. The application helps users complete the software installation and wireless network settings, including security configurations and wireless connection.

About  (from TP-LINK)

The TP-LINK TL-WN321G Wireless USB Adapter gives you the flexibility to install the PC or notebook PC in the most convenient location available, without the cost of running network cables. Its auto-sensing capability allows high packet transfer up to 54Mbps, once connected, you can share a high-speed Internet connectio...  Read more


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 27 files and is usually about 6.02 MB (6,310,075 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.tp-link.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TP-LINK\TL-WN321G Wireless Utility
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\11\50\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{B
Estimated size: 6.02 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by TL-WN321G Wireless Utility

  • ApUI.exe - Wireless Access Point Utility
  • RAEXTUI.dll
  • RAIHV.dll (by Cisco Systems) - Sample CCX SDK IHV Service for a Realtek 8185 Wireless Device (Sample CCX SDK IHV Service)
  • RaIOx64.exe
  • RaSwapEx.exe - Ralink RaSwap (RaSwap)
  • RegistryWriter.exe - RegistryWriter
  • SelectCard.exe (by Ralink Technology) - SelectCard Application (Select Wan interface for ICS)
  • TWCU.exe - Application (MFC Application)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • RegistryWriter.exe runs as a service named 'Ralink Registry Writer' (RalinkRegistryWriter).

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:480 KB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0000538908%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00004825%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00000564%
0.015104% average
I/O reads/min:0 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove TL-WN321G Wireless Utility?

You can uninstall TL-WN321G Wireless Utility 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 TL-WN321G Wireless Utility, 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 TL-WN321G Wireless Utility.

Win XP 47%
Win 7 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 51.50%
Windows 7 35.50%
Windows Vista 10.50%
Windows 10 2.50%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 52.02%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.65%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.12%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 7.58%
Windows 7 Professional 6.06%
Windows Vista Home Basic 2.02%

Distribution by countryGeography

11.27% of installs come from Italy
Which countries install it?
  Italy 11.27%
  United States 9.80%
  Israel 8.82%
  United Kingdom 7.35%
  Thailand 4.90%
  Canada 4.90%
  Hungary 4.90%
  Germany 4.41%
  Malaysia 3.92%
  Mexico 3.43%
  Poland 3.43%
  Hong Kong 2.94%
  MA 2.45%
  Australia 2.45%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 20.62%
Hewlett-Packard 16.49%
American Megatrends 13.40%
Intel 9.28%
Acer 7.22%
ASUS 4.12%
Gateway 2.06%
Sahara 2.06%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex GX280 ... 1.92%
FUJITSU SIEMENS Amilo L S... 1.92%
Gigabyte 945GCM-S2L 1.92%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 1.92%
HP Compaq dc7800 Converti... 1.92%
HP G62 Notebook PC 1.92%


TP-Link is a manufacturer of computer networking products whose products include routers, switch, wireless equipment, ADSL modems, and network adapters for PCs.
Publisher URL: www.tp-link.com


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