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Should I remove TP-LINK Driver Installation Program?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
5% remove it95% keep it
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TP-LINK Driver Installation Program

What is TP-LINK Driver Installation Program?

TP-LINK Driver 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.


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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The software installer includes 18 files and is usually about 15.46 MB (16,207,111 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.tp-link.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TP-LINK
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\11\50\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{E
Estimated size: 15.46 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by TP-LINK Driver Installation Program

  • oemres.dll - oemres (TP-LINK TWCU Resource DLL)
  • TWCU.exe - TWCU (TP-LINK Wireless Utility)
  • 11NWCU.exe
  • AegisE2.dll (by Meetinghouse Data Communications) - AEGIS Client API (IEEE 802.1X Protocol)
  • AegisE5.dll (by Meetinghouse Data Communications)
  • AegisI2.exe - AegisInstall Application (AegisInstall MFC Application)
  • AegisI5.exe
  • athdiag.exe - Troubleshooting Utility Application (Troubleshooting Utility MFC Application)
  • Autoswitch.exe
  • CleanOldInstall.exe - CleanOldInstall Application (CleanOldInstall MFC Application)
  • devcon.exe (by Microsoft) - Windows Setup API
  • Install7x.dll - Install Dynamic Link Library (Install DLL)
  • setacl.exe (by Helge Klein) - SetACL
  • SMSetup.exe
  • WinX64.exe
  • WRLSetup.exe
  • wsimdbub.exe (by Atheros Communication) - wsimdbub (wsimd bind unbind utility)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Startup Files (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\TWCU\TWCU.exe" -nogui.
  • 11NWCU.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name '11NWCU' which loads as "C:\Program Files\TP-LINK\TP-LINK Draft N Wireless Client Utility\11NWCU.exe" -nogui.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • TWCU.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\TP-LINK\TP-LINK 54M Wireless Client Utility\TWCU.exe'.

How do I remove TP-LINK Driver Installation Program?

You can uninstall TP-LINK Driver 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 Driver 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 Driver Installation Program.

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win Vista 3%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 5%
Keep it 95%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.75%
Windows 10 17.81%
Windows Vista 13.70%
Windows XP 2.74%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 42.47%
Windows 7 Home Premium 13.70%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.22%
Windows 10 Pro 6.85%
Windows 7 Home Basic 5.48%
Windows 7 Professional 4.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

20.51% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 20.51%
  Australia 5.13%
  Brazil 5.13%
  United Kingdom 5.13%
  Italy 5.13%
  Poland 5.13%
  Netherlands 3.85%
  RS 3.85%
  Argentina 2.56%
  DZ 2.56%
  Egypt 2.56%
  Spain 2.56%
  Greece 2.56%
  MK 2.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 29.82%
Acer 19.30%
Hewlett-Packard 12.28%
ASUS 10.53%
American Megatrends 7.02%
Intel 5.26%
Gateway 1.75%
Common models
Gigabyte G31M-ES2L 4.35%
MSI MS-7636 4.35%
Gigabyte G41MT-S2PT 4.35%
TOSHIBA Satellite C650 2.17%
Optima WorkPro/MyPC X572 ... 2.17%
MSI MS-7680 2.17%


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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