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Should I remove TP-LINK TL-WN851ND Driver?

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4% remove it96% keep it
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What is TP-LINK TL-WN851ND Driver?

TP-LINK TL-WN851ND 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.


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 TWCU.exe. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 2.64 MB (2,768,672 bytes).

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\{4BAE4C76-44C3-418F-B715-6BBF5A65323E}\setup.exe" -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly DriverOnl
Estimated size: 2.64 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by TP-LINK TL-WN851ND Driver

Program executable:TWCU.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\TP-LINK\TP-LINK Wireless Configuration Utility\TWCU.exe
Additional files:
  • nicLan.dll
  • athur.sys (by Atheros Communications) - Driver for Atheros CB42/CB43/MB42/MB43 Network Adapter (Atheros Extensible Wireless LAN device driver)
  • athurx.sys (by Atheros Communications)
  • DC_WFF.dll
  • TWCU.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • TWCU.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{CE8452E9-5AE7-4B16-ACF3-FDDE55984489}' (runs on registration).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • 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 TL-WN851ND Driver?

You can uninstall TP-LINK TL-WN851ND 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 TL-WN851ND 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 TL-WN851ND Driver.

Win 7 (SP1) 73%
Win Vista (SP2) 1%
Uninstall it 4%
Keep it 96%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 78.75%
Windows 10 16.25%
Windows XP 3.75%
Windows Vista 1.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 32.50%
Windows 7 Ultimate 22.50%
Windows 7 Professional 21.25%
Windows 10 Home 7.50%
Windows 10 Pro 5.00%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.75%

Distribution by countryGeography

22.99% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 22.99%
  Germany 20.69%
  United Kingdom 9.20%
  France 5.75%
  Australia 4.60%
  Canada 4.60%
  Belgium 3.45%
  Spain 3.45%
  Austria 2.30%
  Italy 2.30%
  Mexico 2.30%
  Netherlands 2.30%
  Slovakia 2.30%
  Argentina 1.15%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.64%
Acer 15.38%
ASUS 12.82%
Hewlett-Packard 10.26%
American Megatrends 7.69%
Intel 5.13%
Lenovo 2.56%
Common models
Gigabyte GA-970A-UD3 5.26%
MSI MS-7798 5.26%
MSI MS-7721 5.26%
VIA K7VT6 2.63%
Unknow Unknow 2.63%
Sony VGC-RA304 G4 2.63%


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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