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Should I remove TP-LINK Archer T4U Driver?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
4% remove it96% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,643
United States Rank #17,417
Reach 0.0125%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 62.23 days
148.10 days >
Average installed length: 77.81 days


1.3.1 100.00%

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TP-LINK Archer T4U Driver


TP-LINK Archer T4U Driver is a program developed by TP-LINK. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. 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 main program executable is IcsManager.exe. The software installer includes 35 files and is usually about 5.34 MB (5,595,156 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 10 as well as Windows 7 (SP1). While about 45% of users of TP-LINK Archer T4U Driver come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.TP-LINK.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TP-LINK\TP-LINK Wireless Configuration Utility
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{58F414FE-74CC-42A0-9D86-A089849C510A}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly DriverOnl
Estimated size: 5.34 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by TP-LINK Archer T4U Driver

Program executable:IcsManager.exe
Name:IcsManager Application
ICS(Internet Connection Sharing) Management Application
Path:C:\Program Files\TP-LINK\TP-LINK Wireless Configuration Utility\IcsManager.exe
Additional files:
  • EnumDevLib.dll - EnumDevLib Dynamic Link Library (EnumDevLib DLL)
  • RtlICS.dll (by Realtek) - RtlICS Dynamic Link Library (RtlICS DLL)
  • TWCU.exe (by Bitstream) - Bitstream, Inc. FontNav (FontNav)
  • IcsManager.exe - IcsManager Application (ICS(Internet Connection Sharing) Management Application)
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • IpLib.dll (by Realtek) - IpLib
  • WJRa.dll - WJRa DLL (WJRa Management Module)
  • RtlIhvOid.dll - IHV OID (IHV OID DLL)
  • WJRtl.dll - WJetRtl
  • DC_WFF.dll
  • nicLan.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • TWCU.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{E7AD2360-5F6F-4A8C-8F81-3C3B7184621F}' (runs on registration).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • TWCU.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named TP-LINK Wireless Configuration Utility.lnk_FolderCommonAppdata.
  • 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\TP-LINK\TP-LINK Wireless Configuration Utility\RTLDHCP.exe'.

How do I remove TP-LINK Archer T4U Driver?

You can uninstall TP-LINK Archer T4U 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 Archer T4U 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 Archer T4U Driver.

Win 10 61%
Win Vista (SP2) 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 60.98%
Windows 7 37.40%
Windows XP 1.22%
Windows Vista 0.41%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 10 Home 26.83%
Windows 7 Home Premium 17.07%
Windows 10 Pro 14.63%
Windows 7 Professional 10.98%
Windows 8.1 9.35%
Windows 7 Ultimate 8.54%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.85% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.85%
  Germany 15.28%
  United Kingdom 9.63%
  Italy 7.64%
  France 2.66%
  Spain 2.66%
  Netherlands 2.66%
  Norway 1.99%
  Canada 1.66%
  Belgium 1.33%
  Singapore 1.00%
  Australia 1.00%
  Russia 1.00%
  Hong Kong 0.66%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 18.85%
Dell 16.39%
Hewlett-Packard 14.75%
ASUS 13.11%
Lenovo 9.02%
American Megatrends 4.92%
Medion 4.10%
Toshiba 3.28%
MSI 2.46%
Samsung 1.64%
Sony 1.64%
Common models
ASUS All Series 6.35%
Dell XPS 8300 3.17%
MSI MS-7817 3.17%
Acer Aspire XC-603 2.38%
ASUSTeK K30AD_M31AD_M51AD 2.38%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.59%


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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