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6% remove it94% keep it
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TL-WN821N Wireless Utility

What is TL-WN821N Wireless Utility?

TL-WN821N 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)

Experience interruption-free performance and exceptional data transfer speeds with the TL-WN821N 300 Mbps Wireless-N USB Adapter from TP-LINK. This USB network adapter enables you to add wireless Internet connectivity to your notebook or desktop computer or upgrade its connectivity. MIMO technology, along with internal...  Read more


Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. The main program executable is twcu.exe. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 804.3 KB (823,603 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.tp-link.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TP-LINK\TL-WN821N
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{E8CFA6A1-2FBE-4062-B40D-9E15E2443EC4}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 804.3 KB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by TL-WN821N Wireless Utility

Program executable:twcu.exe
TL-WN821N Wireless Utility
Path:C:\Program Files\tp-link\tl-wn821n\twcu.exe
Additional files:
  • wsimdbub.exe (by Atheros Communication) - wsimdbub (wsimd bind unbind utility)
  • oemres.dll - oemres (OEM Resource DLL)
  • jswscpstore.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

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\TL-WN821N 1.0\TWCU.exe" -nogui.

How do I remove TL-WN821N Wireless Utility?

You can uninstall TL-WN821N 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-WN821N 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-WN821N Wireless Utility.

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win XP 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.14%
Windows 10 13.93%
Windows XP 7.96%
Windows Vista 6.97%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.85%
Windows 7 Ultimate 26.87%
Windows 7 Professional 10.95%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.96%
Windows 10 Pro 4.98%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.48%

Distribution by countryGeography

17.33% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 17.33%
  United States 13.37%
  France 6.44%
  Israel 5.94%
  Italy 5.94%
  Canada 5.45%
  United Kingdom 5.45%
  Australia 4.95%
  Sweden 3.96%
  Greece 3.47%
  Hong Kong 2.48%
  Venezuela 1.98%
  Portugal 1.98%
  Netherlands 1.98%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 18.68%
Dell 14.29%
Hewlett-Packard 12.09%
ASUS 10.99%
American Megatrends 6.59%
Intel 2.20%
Medion 2.20%
Samsung 2.20%
Common models
ASUS All Series 3.85%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 1.92%
Gigabyte EX58-UD4P 1.92%
Gigabyte H67MA-USB3-B3 1.92%
Hewlett-Packard p6-2002it 1.92%
Micro-Star MS-7551 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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