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7% remove it93% keep it
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1.00.0000 78.16%

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TRENDnet TEW-648UB Wireless N USB Adapter

What is TRENDnet TEW-648UB Wireless N USB Adapter?  (from TRENDnet)

Setup is a breeze with one-touch Wi-Fi Protected Setup (WPS) technology. Advanced wireless encryption protects your valuable data. Wi-Fi Multimedia (WMM) Quality of Service (QoS) prioritizes important video, audio and gaming traffic. Seamlessly stream video, download files, play. The N150 Mini Wireless USB Adapter conn...  Read more


TRENDnet TEW-648UB Wireless N USB Adapter is a program developed by TRENDnet. The most used version is 1.00.0000, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation, it defines an auto-start registry entry which allows the program run on each boot for the user which installed it. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 programs's main executable is WlanWpsSvc.exe and has been seen to consume an average CPU of less than one percent, and utilizes about 2.9 MB of memory. The software installer includes 24 files and is usually about 10.11 MB (10,603,156 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 57% of users of TRENDnet TEW-648UB Wireless N USB Adapter come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Mexico.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: trendnet.com/products/proddetail.asp?prod=190_TEW-648UB
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\TRENDnet\TEW-648UB
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{74A8117D-07C6-4222-AFFD-51421B69DEF0}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0009 -removeonly
Estimated size: 10.11 MB
Language: English

Program filesFiles installed by TRENDnet TEW-648UB Wireless N USB Adapter

Program executable:WlanWpsSvc.exe
Name: WlanSvc Application
WlanSvc Application
Signed by:NETGEAR
Path:C:\Program Files\TRENDnet\TEW-648UB\WlanWpsSvc.exe
Additional files:
  • WlanDll.dll - WlanDll Dynamic Link Library (WlanDll DLL)
  • WlanWPS.dll - WlanWPS Dynamic Link Library (WlanWPS DLL)
  • WPSCtrl.dll - WPSCtrl Dynamic Link Library (WPSCtrl DLL)
  • RtlLib.dll (by Realtek Semiconductor) - RtlLib Dynamic Link Library (RtlLib DLL(IHV))
  • IpLib.dll
  • ProfileCnt.exe - ProfileC Application
  • libeay32.dll (by The OpenSSL Project, http://www.openssl.org/) - The OpenSSL Toolkit (OpenSSL Shared Library)
  • rtkbind.exe - RtkBind Application
  • WlanCU.exe - WlanCU Application (WlanCU MFC Application)
  • CURes.dll - WLAN Resource DLL

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • WlanCU.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{D2BED8E1-EA60-44DD-8134-86CA84EAAB64}' (runs on registration).
  • WlanWpsSvc.exe runs as a service named 'WlanWpsSvc' (WlanWpsSvc).
Startup File (User Run)
  • WlanCU.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'WlanCU MFC Application' and executes as C:\Program Files\TRENDnet\TEW-648UB\WlanCU.exe.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • WlanCU.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\TRENDnet\TEW-648UB\WlanCU.exe'.

Program resource utilizationResource utilization averages

Memory:2.9 MB
21.09 MB average
Total CPU:0.0002699887%
0.031193% average
Kernel CPU:0.00012489%
0.016088% average
User CPU:0.00014509%
0.015104% average
CPU cycles/sec:16,640
8,062,084 average
Memory:6.72 MB
Total CPU:0.0003421630%
Kernel CPU:0.00011334%
User CPU:0.00022882%
CPU cycles/sec:4,495,659
I/O reads/min:33 Bytes
I/O writes/min:3 Bytes

How do I remove TRENDnet TEW-648UB Wireless N USB Adapter?

You can uninstall TRENDnet TEW-648UB Wireless N USB Adapter 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 TEW-648UB Wireless N USB Adapter, 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 TEW-648UB Wireless N USB Adapter.

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win 8.1 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 69.90%
Windows 10 14.08%
Windows XP 11.17%
Windows Vista 4.85%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 34.80%
Windows 7 Ultimate 20.59%
Windows 7 Professional 12.25%
Microsoft Windows XP 11.27%
Windows 10 Home 6.37%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 3.43%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.20% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.20%
  France 18.18%
  Mexico 4.92%
  Estonia 3.41%
  South Africa 3.03%
  Canada 2.27%
  MK 1.52%
  Ecuador 1.52%
  Romania 1.52%
  DK 0.76%
  United Kingdom 0.76%
  MQ 0.38%
  Switzerland 0.38%
  Russia 0.38%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.26%
Hewlett-Packard 24.21%
Acer 22.11%
ASUS 4.21%
Toshiba 4.21%
Intel 3.16%
American Megatrends 3.16%
Common models
ASUS All Series 3.67%
Dell OptiPlex 760 1.83%
Gateway DX4320 1.83%
Gigabyte GA-78LMT-USB3 1.83%
Gigabyte M68M-S2P 1.83%
Hewlett-Packard p7-1380t 1.83%

Publisher URL: www.trendnet.com


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