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What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #6,855
United States Rank #11,220
Reach 0.0630%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 22.03 days
649.89 days >
Average installed length: 341.47 days


1.0.0 100.00%

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TL-WN721N/TL-WN722N Driver

What is TL-WN721N/TL-WN722N Driver?  (from TP-LINK)

Wireless N USB Adapter TL-WN722N allows you to connect a desktop or notebook computer to a wireless network and access high-speed Internet connection. Complies with IEEE 802.11n, they provide wireless speed up to 150Mbps, which is beneficial for the online gaming or even video streaming. Also, wireless security encrypt...  Read more


TL-WN721N/TL-WN722N Driver is a program developed by TP-LINK. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The programs's main executable is TWCU.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 11.62 MB of memory. It also adds an icon to the Windows notifications area in order to provide access to the program. The software installer includes 14 files and is usually about 1.9 MB (1,996,280 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 7. While about 22% of users of TL-WN721N/TL-WN722N Driver come from the United States, it is also popular in Brazil and Poland.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.tp-link.com/en/products/details/?model=tl-wn722n
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TP-LINK\TP-LINK Wireless Configuration Utility
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{38A1E3ED-D913-41D2-9953-A93D5ACE3ADF}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly DriverOnl
Estimated size: 1.9 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by TL-WN721N/TL-WN722N Driver

Program executable:TWCU.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\TP-LINK\TP-LINK Wireless Configuration Utility\TWCU.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Additional files:
  • DC_WFF.dll
  • nicLan.dll
  • TWCU.exe
  • AthServer.exe
  • IAthWcAPI.dll
  • IWpsServerInterface.dll
  • jswnwstore.dll (by Wireless) - Wireless (Wireless Native Wifi profile interface)
  • jswpsapi.exe (by wireless) - Wireless API
  • jswscimd.dll (by Wireless) - wsimd (Intermediate Driver Interface)
  • jswscpstore.dll - WCU (profile export utility)
  • jswwzcstore.dll - Wireless WZC Profile export utility
  • WjAth.dll
  • WpsServer.exe
  • wsimdbub.exe (by Atheros Communication) - wsimdbub (wsimd bind unbind utility)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • TWCU.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{50483AF6-4ED7-47F3-9F72-3CE623334AB7}' (runs on registration).
  • jswpsapi.exe runs as a service named 'JumpStart Wi-Fi Protected Setup' (jswpsapi) "Provides support for JumpStart using Wi-Fi Protected Setup.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • TWCU.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'TWCU' which loads as "C:\Program Files\TP-LINK\TP-LINK Wireless Client Utility\TWCU.exe" -nogui.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • TWCU.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\TP-LINK\TP-LINK Wireless Configuration Utility\TWCU.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:11.62 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0185606910%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00786684%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.01069385%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:1,331,802
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:45 Bytes
435.61 KB average
Memory:6.15 MB
Total CPU:0.0352515637%
Kernel CPU:0.00932877%
User CPU:0.02592279%
I/O reads/min:53 Bytes
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes

How do I remove TL-WN721N/TL-WN722N Driver?

You can uninstall TL-WN721N/TL-WN722N 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 TL-WN721N/TL-WN722N 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 TL-WN721N/TL-WN722N Driver.

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win 8 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 80.29%
Windows XP 11.02%
Windows 10 6.11%
Windows Vista 2.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 40.11%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.94%
Windows 7 Professional 15.40%
Microsoft Windows XP 10.86%
Windows 10 Pro 2.59%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.03%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.31% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 22.31%
  Brazil 10.22%
  Poland 5.56%
  DZ 4.73%
  United Kingdom 3.38%
  Indonesia 3.31%
  Israel 3.01%
  Germany 2.93%
  Mexico 2.63%
  Hungary 2.55%
  Czech Republic 2.40%
  Argentina 2.33%
  Italy 2.18%
  RS 2.03%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 23.22%
Dell 17.06%
Hewlett-Packard 16.43%
ASUS 10.90%
American Megatrends 3.32%
Lenovo 3.32%
Intel 3.00%
Samsung 2.69%
Toshiba 1.58%
Common models
MSI MS-7788 3.25%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 2.89%
MSI MS-7592 2.89%
Dell OptiPlex 755 2.53%
MSI MS-7758 2.17%
Unknow Unknow 2.17%


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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