Application Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver



How to uninstall Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver from your computer

Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver is a software application. This page contains details on how to remove it from your PC. It is produced by Realtek. More information about Realtek can be found here. Please follow if you want to read more on Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver on Realtek's page. Usually the Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver program is placed in the C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek\NICDRV_8169 folder, depending on the user's option during setup. You can uninstall Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver by clicking on the Start menu of Windows and pasting the command line C:\Program Files (x86)\InstallShield Installation Information\{8833FFB6-5B0C-4764-81AA-06DFEED9A476}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly. Note that you might be prompted for administrator rights. RTINSTALLER64.EXE is the programs's main file and it takes around 180.64 KB (184976 bytes) on disk.

The executables below are part of Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver. They occupy an average of 180.64 KB (184976 bytes) on disk.



  • RTINSTALLER64.EXE (180.64 KB)


The information on this page is only about version 8.2.612.2012 of Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver. Click on the links below for other Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver versions:

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When you're planning to uninstall Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver you should check if the following data is left behind on your PC.

Directories left on disk:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek\NICDRV_8169

Usually, the following files remain on disk:
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek\NICDRV_8169\ICON\remove.ico
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek\NICDRV_8169\InstallLog.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek\NICDRV_8169\RTInstaller32.dat
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek\NICDRV_8169\RTINSTALLER64.EXE
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek\NICDRV_8169\WIN8\EngLangID.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek\NICDRV_8169\WIN8\FAQ\8168C_manual_install.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek\NICDRV_8169\WIN8\FAQ\Change_installer_language.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek\NICDRV_8169\WIN8\FAQ\Driver_failed_to_load_code_10.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek\NICDRV_8169\WIN8\FAQ\Driver_Installer_Rollback.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek\NICDRV_8169\WIN8\FAQ\INF_default_option_changed.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek\NICDRV_8169\WIN8\FAQ\Use_installer_to_auto_remove_driver.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek\NICDRV_8169\WIN8\FAQ\WAIK_Ver_RTM_with_new_driver.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek\NICDRV_8169\WIN8\FAQ\WOL_AND_Shutdown_Link_Speed_OPTION.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek\NICDRV_8169\WIN8\InstCtrl.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek\NICDRV_8169\WIN8\InstOpt.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek\NICDRV_8169\WIN8\README\WIN7\Arabic\title.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek\NICDRV_8169\WIN8\README\WIN7\French\title.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek\NICDRV_8169\WIN8\README\WIN7\German\title.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek\NICDRV_8169\WIN8\README\WIN7\Hebrew\title.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek\NICDRV_8169\WIN8\README\WIN7\Hungarian\title.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek\NICDRV_8169\WIN8\README\WIN7\Italian\title.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek\NICDRV_8169\WIN8\README\WIN7\Japanese\title.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek\NICDRV_8169\WIN8\README\WIN7\Korean\title.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek\NICDRV_8169\WIN8\README\WIN7\Portuguese\title.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek\NICDRV_8169\WIN8\README\WIN7\Simplified_Chinese\title.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek\NICDRV_8169\WIN8\README\WIN7\Spanish\title.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek\NICDRV_8169\WIN8\README\WIN7\Traditional_Chinese\title.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek\NICDRV_8169\WIN8\README\WIN7\Turkish\title.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek\NICDRV_8169\WIN8\setupctrl.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek\NICDRV_8169\WIN8\WIN7\32\note.txt
  • C:\Program Files (x86)\Realtek\NICDRV_8169\WIN8\WIN7\64\note.txt

Registry keys:
  • 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 remove Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver from your computer using Advanced Uninstaller PRO

Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver is an application offered by Realtek. Some people try to remove this application. This is troublesome because doing this by hand requires some skill regarding removing Windows programs manually. The best QUICK action to remove Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver is to use Advanced Uninstaller PRO. Here is how to do this:

1. If you don't have Advanced Uninstaller PRO already installed on your Windows PC, add it. This is a good step because Advanced Uninstaller PRO is an efficient uninstaller and all around tool to maximize the performance of your Windows PC.

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2. Start Advanced Uninstaller PRO. It's recommended to take some time to get familiar with Advanced Uninstaller PRO's interface and wealth of tools available. Advanced Uninstaller PRO is a very useful package of utilities.

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


4. Activate the Uninstall Programs feature
Go to Uninstall Programs


5. All the programs existing on the computer will be shown to you

6. Scroll the list of programs until you find Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver or simply click the Search feature and type in "Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver". The Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver app will be found very quickly. Notice that when you click Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver in the list of apps, the following data regarding the program is shown to you:


  • Star rating (in the left lower corner). This tells you the opinion other people have regarding Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver, ranging from "Highly recommended" to "Very dangerous".
  • Reviews by other people - Click on the Read reviews button.
  • Details regarding the application you wish to uninstall, by pressing the Properties button.
For instance you can see that for Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver:


  • The software company is: http://www.realtek.com
  • The uninstall string is: C:\Program Files (x86)\InstallShield Installation Information\{8833FFB6-5B0C-4764-81AA-06DFEED9A476}\setup.exe -runfromtemp -l0x0409 -removeonly
7. Press the Uninstall button. A window asking you to confirm will come up. Confirm the uninstall by clicking the Uninstall button. Advanced Uninstaller PRO will automatically uninstall Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver.
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8. After uninstalling Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver, Advanced Uninstaller PRO will offer to run an additional cleanup. Click Next to proceed with the cleanup. All the items that belong Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver that have been left behind will be detected and you will be asked if you want to delete them. By uninstalling Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver with Advanced Uninstaller PRO, you can be sure that no registry entries, files or directories are left behind on your PC.

Your system will remain clean, speedy and ready to run without errors or problems.

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Geographical user distribution

  • Windows 8.1 (6.3)
  • Windows 8 (6.2)
  • 10.0
  • Windows XP (5.1)
  • Windows 7 (6.1)
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Disclaimer

The text above is not a piece of advice to remove Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver by Realtek from your computer, we are not saying that Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver by Realtek is not a good application for your PC. This text simply contains detailed instructions on how to remove Realtek Ethernet Controller Driver in case you want to. The information above contains 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 Dan Armano for Advanced Uninstaller PRO

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Last update on: 2016-06-18 22:22:35.493