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Should I remove TP-LINK Drahtlos Tool?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
9% remove it91% keep it
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7.0 89.00% 2.00%

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TP-LINK Drahtlos Tool


TP-LINK Drahtlos Tool is a program developed by TP-LINK. The most used version is 7.0, with over 98% 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. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 programs's main executable is twcu.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 4.62 MB of memory. It also adds an icon to the Windows notifications area in order to provide access to the program. The software installer includes 19 files and is usually about 1.22 MB (1,274,077 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 82% of users of TP-LINK Drahtlos Tool come from Germany, it is also popular in the United States and Austria.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.tp-link.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TP-LINK\TP-LINK Drahtlos Tool
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{B9A431FF-FDB1-40E5-B5F3-215290FD62DE}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0007 -removeonly
Estimated size: 1.22 MB
Language: German

Program filesFiles installed by TP-LINK Drahtlos Tool

Program executable:twcu.exe
Name:TWCU Application
TWCU MFC Application
Path:C:\Program Files\tp-link\tp-link drahtlos tool\twcu.exe
Taskbar:Displays an icon in the notification area
Additional files:
  • jswscpstore.dll - WCU (profile export utility)
  • oemres.dll
  • oemresloc.dll
  • twculoc.dll
  • wsimdbubx.exe
  • CiscoEapFast.dll (by Cisco Systems) - Cisco EAP-FAST Module
  • devcon.exe (by Microsoft) - Windows Setup API
  • devcon64.exe (by Microsoft)
  • ICSDHCP.dll (by Ralink Technology) - ICSDHCP Dynamic Link Library (ICSDHCP DLL)
  • RaCertMgr.dll (by Ralink Technology) - RaCertMg Dynamic Link Library
  • RAEXTUI.dll - Ralink UI Extensions DLL
  • RAIHV.dll - Ralink Extensions DLL
  • RaRegistry.exe - Ralink RalinkRegistryWriter (RalinkRegistryWriter)
  • RaSwap.exe
  • RaSwapEx.exe (by Ralink) - Ralink RaSwap (RaSwap)
  • RaWLAPI.dll - RaWLAPI Dynamic Link Library (RaWLAPI DLL)
  • SelectCard.exe - SelectCard Application (Select Wan interface for ICS)
  • SelectWAN.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • RaRegistry.exe runs as a service named 'RalinkRegistryWriter' (RalinkRegistryWriter).
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.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • TWCU.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\TP-LINK\TP-LINK Wireless Client Utility\TWCU.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:4.62 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0019436074%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00110190%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00084170%
0.015104% average
70 average
Memory:2.85 MB
Total CPU:0.0019392189%
Kernel CPU:0.00094834%
User CPU:0.00099088%
CPU cycles/sec:18,306
I/O reads/min:7 Bytes

How do I remove TP-LINK Drahtlos Tool?

You can uninstall TP-LINK Drahtlos Tool 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 Drahtlos Tool, 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 Drahtlos Tool.

Win 7 (SP1) 82%
Win XP 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 9%
Keep it 91%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 83.00%
Windows 10 8.00%
Windows XP 6.00%
Windows Vista 3.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 48.00%
Windows 7 Professional 17.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.00%
Windows 10 Home 5.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

81.73% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 81.73%
  United States 6.73%
  Austria 3.85%
  MA 2.88%
  Netherlands 1.92%
  France 0.96%
  New Zealand 0.96%
  Italy 0.96%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 26.09%
Hewlett-Packard 15.22%
Dell 10.87%
Intel 8.70%
American Megatrends 8.70%
Sahara 4.35%
ASUS 4.35%
Medion 4.35%
MSI 2.17%
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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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