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

What percent of users and experts removed it?
7% remove it93% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #10,586
United States Rank #17,564
Reach 0.0333%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.34 days
363.98 days >
Average installed length: 191.24 days


1.3.1 100.00%

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TP-LINK 150Mbps Wireless N USB Adapter Driver

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

TP-LINK 150Mbps 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 primary executable is named TWCU.exe. The setup package generally installs about 16 files and is usually about 2.79 MB (2,926,476 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.TP-LINK.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\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: 2.79 MB
Language: English

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

Program executable:TWCU.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\TP-LINK Wireless Configuration Utility\TWCU.exe
Additional files:
  • DC_WFF.dll
  • nicLan.dll
  • TWCU.exe
  • 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)
  • 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 DLL (WiFi Direct))
  • RtlLib.dll (by Realtek Semiconductor) - RtlLib Dynamic Link Library (RtlLib DLL(IHV))
  • WJRa.dll - WJRa DLL (WJRa Management Module)
  • WJRtl.dll - WJetRtl

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • TWCU.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{60E266E8-0CBB-423B-9372-2ACCB7D42B00}' (runs on registration).
  • RTLDHCP.exe runs as a service named 'Realtek DHCP Service' (RTLDHCPService).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • RTLDHCP.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\REALTEK\11n USB Wireless LAN Utility\RTLDHCP.exe'.
  • TWCU.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\TP-LINK\TP-LINK Wireless Configuration Utility\TWCU.exe'.

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

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

Win 7 (SP1) 69%
Win Vista 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 84.17%
Windows XP 8.22%
Windows 10 6.24%
Windows Vista 1.37%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 43.16%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.89%
Windows 7 Professional 18.74%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.14%
Windows 10 Pro 2.92%
Windows 10 Home 1.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

18.69% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 18.69%
  Brazil 9.27%
  DZ 7.28%
  Poland 7.28%
  Indonesia 5.28%
  United Kingdom 3.85%
  Israel 3.85%
  India 3.28%
  Czech Republic 3.00%
  Hungary 2.57%
  MA 2.57%
  RS 2.43%
  Romania 2.00%
  Croatia 1.71%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 33.89%
Dell 17.50%
Hewlett-Packard 14.72%
ASUS 11.39%
Lenovo 3.89%
American Megatrends 1.94%
Intel 1.11%
Toshiba 1.11%
Common models
ASUS All Series 5.64%
MSI MS-7788 3.59%
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 3.08%
Gigabyte G41MT-S2 3.08%
MSI MS-7592 3.08%
MSI MS-7751 3.08%


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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