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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #24,568
United States Rank #18,623
Reach 0.0073%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 146.64 days
444.33 days >
Average installed length: 233.46 days


VersionDistribution 0.70% 99.30%

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TRENDnet Powerline Utility

What is TRENDnet Powerline Utility?  (from TRENDnet)

Windows-based powerline configuration utility. Optional management utility compatible with Windows 7 (32/64-bit), Vista (32/64-bit), and XP (32/64-bit) operating systems. Auto QoS support through traffic classification and multiple priority queuing. A Gigabit Ethernet port maintains high performance wired connections....  Read more


TRENDnet Powerline Utility is a program developed by TRENDnet. The most used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 software installer includes 15 files and is usually about 2.01 MB (2,110,451 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 64% of users of TRENDnet Powerline Utility come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.trendnet.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\trendnet\trendnet powerline utility
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\TRENDnet\TRENDnet Powerline Utility\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 2.01 MB

Program filesFiles installed by TRENDnet Powerline Utility

  • Reg.exe - ConsoleApplication1
  • Viper32.exe (by Qualcomm Atheros) - PowerPacket Utility (PowerPacket)
  • winpcap_install.exe - winpcap_install
  • OEMPrefsEditor.exe (by Atheros) - OEMPrefsEditor (OEMPrefs Editor)
  • WinPcap_4_1_2.exe (by CACE Technologies) - WinPcap 4.1.2 (WinPcap 4.1.2 installer)
  • rpcapd.exe (by CACE Technologies) - WinPcap (Remote Packet Capture Daemon)
  • modpib.exe
  • nsisos.dll
  • plcinit.exe
  • plctool.exe
  • Reg_viper_admin.exe - Reg
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • rpcapd.exe runs as a service named 'rpcapd' (rpcapd) "Allows to capture traffic on this machine from a remote machine.".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • rpcapd.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\WinPcap\rpcapd.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.28 MB
21.09 MB average
User CPU:0.00009378%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:4,985
8,062,084 average
I/O reads/min:8 Bytes
435.61 KB average
I/O writes/min:0 Bytes
105.02 KB average

How do I remove TRENDnet Powerline Utility?

You can uninstall TRENDnet Powerline Utility 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 TRENDnet Powerline Utility, 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 TRENDnet Powerline Utility.

Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win Server 2003 1%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.05%
Windows 10 40.56%
Windows Vista 4.90%
Windows XP 2.80%
Windows Server 2003 0.70%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.95%
Windows 7 Professional 13.48%
Windows 8.1 11.35%
Windows 7 Ultimate 10.64%
Windows 10 Pro 9.93%
Windows 8.1 Pro 7.09%

Distribution by countryGeography

64.32% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 64.32%
  Canada 12.97%
  United Kingdom 12.97%
  Switzerland 1.62%
  South Africa 1.08%
  Belgium 1.08%
  IS 1.08%
  France 0.54%
  Panama 0.54%
  Spain 0.54%
  Israel 0.54%
  Netherlands 0.54%
  Germany 0.54%
  GP 0.54%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 33.72%
Dell 22.09%
Acer 17.44%
ASUS 13.95%
Medion 2.33%
Gateway 2.33%
Compaq 1.16%
Alienware 1.16%
American Megatrends 1.16%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.83%
Dell XPS 8300 1.89%
ASUSTeK ET2410 1.89%
MSI MS-7721 1.89%
MSI MS-7693 1.89%
HP Pavilion TS 15 Noteboo... 1.89%

Publisher URL: www.trendnet.com


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