Application Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver

How to uninstall Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver from your system

You can find on this page details on how to remove Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver for Windows. The Windows release was developed by Realtek. Further information on Realtek can be found here. Click on to get more info about Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver on Realtek's website. The application is usually installed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek\NICDRV_8169 folder (same installation drive as Windows). Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver's full uninstall command line is C:\Program Files (x86)\InstallShield Installation Information\{8833FFB6-5B0C-4764-81AA-06DFEED9A476}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -removeonly. Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver's primary file takes around 198.60 KB (203368 bytes) and is called RTINSTALLER64.EXE.

Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver contains of the executables below. They occupy 198.60 KB (203368 bytes) on disk.

  • RTINSTALLER64.EXE (198.60 KB)

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After the uninstall process, the application leaves leftovers on the PC. Some of these are shown below.

You should delete the folders below after you uninstall Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver:
  • C:\Program Files\Realtek\NICDRV_8169

Files remaining:
  • C:\Program Files\Realtek\NICDRV_8169\ICON\remove.ico
  • C:\Program Files\Realtek\NICDRV_8169\InstallLog.txt
  • C:\Program Files\Realtek\NICDRV_8169\RTINSTALLER32.EXE
  • C:\Program Files\Realtek\NICDRV_8169\RTInstaller64.dat
  • C:\Program Files\Realtek\NICDRV_8169\WIN7\instctrl.txt
  • C:\Program Files\Realtek\NICDRV_8169\WIN7\instopt.txt
  • C:\Program Files\Realtek\NICDRV_8169\WIN7\note.txt
  • C:\Program Files\Realtek\NICDRV_8169\WIN7\
  • C:\Program Files\Realtek\NICDRV_8169\WIN7\rt86win7.inf
  • C:\Program Files\Realtek\NICDRV_8169\WIN7\rt86win7.sys
  • C:\Program Files\Realtek\NICDRV_8169\WIN7\RtNicprop32.DLL
  • C:\Program Files\Realtek\NICDRV_8169\WIN7\RTNUninst32.dll

You will find in the Windows Registry that the following data will not be removed; remove them one by one using regedit.exe:
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\{8833FFB6-5B0C-4764-81AA-06DFEED9A476}
  • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Realtek\Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver

A way to delete Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver from your computer using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver is an application released by the software company Realtek. Frequently, computer users decide to remove this application. Sometimes this can be hard because performing this manually takes some experience regarding Windows internal functioning. The best EASY solution to remove Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here are some detailed instructions about how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your system, add it. This is good because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very efficient uninstaller and general tool to take care of your computer.


2. Run Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Take some time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and number of functions available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful system optimizer.

3. Click on the General Tools button
Go to General Tools

4. Activate the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs

5. A list of the applications installed on the computer will be shown to you

6. Navigate the list of applications until you locate Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver or simply click the Search field and type in "Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver". The Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver application will be found very quickly. Notice that when you select Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver in the list of apps, the following data about the application is made available to you:

  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). The star rating explains the opinion other people have about Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details about the app you are about to remove, by pressing the Properties button.
For example you can see that for Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver:

  • The web site of the application is:
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files (x86)\InstallShield Installation Information\{8833FFB6-5B0C-4764-81AA-06DFEED9A476}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -removeonly
7. Press the Uninstall button. A confirmation window will show up. Confirm the uninstall by clicking Uninstall. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically remove Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver.
Uninstall Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver

8. After uninstalling Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run a cleanup. Click Next to start the cleanup. All the items that belong Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver which have been left behind will be found and you will be able to delete them. By removing Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you are assured that no Windows registry items, files or directories are left behind on your disk.

Your Windows computer will remain clean, speedy and able to run without errors or problems.


Geographical user distribution

  • 10.0
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows (6.4)
  • Windows XP (5.1)
Software Application


This page is not a piece of advice to uninstall Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver by Realtek from your PC, we are not saying that Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver by Realtek is not a good application. This page simply contains detailed info on how to uninstall Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver supposing you want to. Here you can find registry and disk entries that other software left behind and Advanced Uninstaller PRO stumbled upon and classified as "leftovers" on other users' computers.

2016-06-19 / Written by Andreea Kartman for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-18 21:11:28.590