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What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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TP-LINK Client Installation Program

What is TP-LINK Client Installation Program?

TP-LINK Client Installation Program 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.


The most used version is 7.0, with over 90% of all installations currently using this version. 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 820.22 KB (839,902 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.tp-link.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TP-LINK\TWCU
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\11\50\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{2
Estimated size: 820.22 KB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by TP-LINK Client Installation Program

Program executable:twcu.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\tp-link\twcu\twcu.exe
Additional files:
  • oemres.dll - oemres (OEM Resource 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\TP-LINK Wireless Client Utility\TWCU.exe" -nogui.

How do I remove TP-LINK Client Installation Program?

You can uninstall TP-LINK Client Installation Program 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 Client Installation Program, 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 Client Installation Program.

Win XP 35%
Win 7 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 46.43%
Windows 7 30.36%
Windows Vista 17.86%
Windows 10 5.36%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 46.85%
Windows 7 Ultimate 16.22%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 14.41%
Windows 7 Home Premium 7.21%
Windows 7 Professional 5.41%
Windows 10 Pro 1.80%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.69% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 22.69%
  Israel 8.40%
  Germany 7.56%
  Canada 5.88%
  Poland 5.04%
  Italy 5.04%
  Australia 3.36%
  Spain 3.36%
  BA 3.36%
  Brazil 2.52%
  Ireland 2.52%
  Hungary 2.52%
  United Kingdom 2.52%
  Hong Kong 1.68%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
American Megatrends 19.70%
Acer 18.18%
Intel 13.64%
Hewlett-Packard 13.64%
Sahara 3.03%
Common models
Gigabyte M61PME-S2P 2.67%
HP-Pavilion VG102AA-ABZ p... 2.67%
VIA P4X266-8233 1.33%
P4i6G P4i65G 1.33%


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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