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Should I remove TP-LINK 150Mbps Mini Wireless N USB Adapter Driver?

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1% remove it99% keep it
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United States Rank #34,582
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TP-LINK 150Mbps Mini Wireless N USB Adapter Driver

What is TP-LINK 150Mbps Mini Wireless N USB Adapter Driver?

TP-LINK 150Mbps Mini Wireless N USB Adapter Driver 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.


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. 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 setup package generally installs about 21 files and is usually about 1.45 MB (1,516,520 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.tp-link.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TP-LINK\TP-LINK Wireless Client Utility
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{30DD6255-BF58-4F07-AC03-68A73C5BCD5D}\Install.exe -uninst -l0x9
Estimated size: 1.45 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by TP-LINK 150Mbps Mini Wireless N USB Adapter Driver

  • difxapi.dll (by Microsoft) - Driver Install Frameworks API (DIFxAPI) (Driver Install Frameworks for API library module)
  • DC_WFF.dll
  • EnumDevLib.dll - EnumDevLib Dynamic Link Library (EnumDevLib DLL)
  • ICSDHCP.dll (by Ralink Technology) - ICSDHCP Dynamic Link Library (ICSDHCP DLL)
  • IcsManager.exe - IcsManager Application (ICS(Internet Connection Sharing) Management Application)
  • IpLib.dll (by Realtek) - IpLib
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • nicLan.dll
  • RaAPAPI.dll (by Ralink Technology) - RaAPAPI Dynamic Link Library (RaAPAPI DLL)
  • RaWLAPI.dll - RaWLAPI Dynamic Link Library (RaWLAPI DLL)
  • RTLDHCP.exe (by Realtek)
  • RtlICS.dll - RtlICS Dynamic Link Library (RtlICS DLL)
  • RtlIhvOid.dll - IHV OID (IHV OID (for Vista))
  • RtlLib.dll (by Realtek Semiconductor) - RtlLib Dynamic Link Library (RtlLib DLL(IHV))
  • SetDrv.exe (by Realtek Semiconductor) - Setup Driver (SetDrv)
  • SetDrv64.exe
  • SetVistaDrv.exe - SetVistaDrv Application
  • SetVistaDrv64.exe - SetVistaDrv64 Application
  • TWCU.exe
  • WJRa.dll - WJRa DLL (WJRa Management Module)
  • WJRtl.dll - WJetRtl

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • SetDrv64.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{EAA814D0-E516-40D4-AA40-637DE8A0C0F8}' (runs on registration).
  • TWCU.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DE0337CC-F96A-4DB1-9351-DE70CB469DD7}' (runs on registration).
  • RTLDHCP.exe runs as a service named 'Realtek DHCP Service' (RTLDHCPService).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • RTLDHCP.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\REALTEK\11n USB Wireless LAN Utility\RTLDHCP.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:23.95 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002956834%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00014860%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00014709%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:2,995,712
8,062,084 average
70 average
I/O reads/min:5.34 KB
435.61 KB average

How do I remove TP-LINK 150Mbps Mini Wireless N USB Adapter Driver?

You can uninstall TP-LINK 150Mbps Mini Wireless N USB Adapter 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 TP-LINK 150Mbps Mini Wireless N USB Adapter 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 TP-LINK 150Mbps Mini Wireless N USB Adapter Driver.

Win 7 (SP1) 83%
Win XP 1%
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 94.94%
Windows 10 4.49%
Windows XP 0.56%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 36.21%
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.76%
Windows 7 Professional 19.54%
Windows 10 Pro 2.87%
Windows 7 Starter 2.87%
Windows 7 Home Basic 2.30%

Distribution by countryGeography

17.20% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 17.20%
  Germany 7.53%
  France 7.53%
  United Kingdom 7.53%
  Italy 6.45%
  Mexico 4.84%
  Portugal 3.76%
  Spain 3.23%
  Brazil 2.69%
  Indonesia 2.69%
  Sweden 2.69%
  Israel 2.15%
  Malaysia 2.15%
  Belgium 1.61%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 34.00%
Hewlett-Packard 17.00%
Dell 16.00%
ASUS 13.00%
American Megatrends 5.00%
Toshiba 4.00%
Lenovo 2.00%
Samsung 2.00%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.92%
Compaq-Presario VN426AA-A... 1.92%
Hewlett-Packard 110-116es 1.92%
MSI MS-7798 1.92%
HP EliteBook 8440p 1.92%
Dell Studio XPS 8100 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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