What does the RtlS5Wake.exe file do?
The RtlS5Wake.exe process is also known as Realtek WOWL Utility and is a part of REALTEK Wireless LAN Driver or, as the case may be, Realtek WOWL Utility. This software is produced by Realtek (www.realtek.com). An obsolete or defective version of RtlS5Wake.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Realtek WOWL Utility has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Realtek WOWL Utility has stopped working. A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available. (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- RtlS5Wake.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close.
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module RtlS5Wake.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about RtlS5Wake.exe Realtek WOWL Utility
RtlS5Wake.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. RtlS5Wake.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 2,097,600 bytes (58% of all these files), 1,660,760 bytes, 2,107,232 bytes or, as the case may be, 1,642,496 bytes.
It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The original file has a digital certificate (see its file properties). This process does not appear as a visible window, but only in Task Manager. The application is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run, TaskScheduler). RtlS5Wake.exe is capable of record keystrokes as well as track other applications. For this reason, 43% of all experts consider this file to be a possible threat. The probability that it can cause harm is high.
If you see this file on your hard drive or in Windows Task Manager, please make sure that it is not a malicious variant. It's a fact that many trojans try to cloak their true identity by calling themselves RtlS5Wake.exe. With the above information or by using tools like Security Task Manager you can determine if, in your case, the file is an undesirable variant.
What do other computer users say about RtlS5Wake?
The file spreads very slowly and does not often make an appearance. Therefore, feedback from other users is not yet available.
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How to uninstall REALTEK Wireless LAN Driver or Realtek WOWL Utility
To remove Realtek WOWL Utility from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. You find it in the lower left corner of the taskbar.
- Type the word uninstall.
- Click Add or remove programs.
- Now locate REALTEK Wireless LAN Driver or Realtek WOWL Utility in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if RtlS5Wake.exe (Realtek WOWL Utility) was uninstalled cleanly
After uninstalling, restart your computer. Then start Windows Explorer and see if there is still a folder with the name of the software under C:\Program Files. Be sure to check the Registry as well for remnants of Realtek WOWL Utility. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Realtek WOWL Utility or the name of the producer. Always keep in mind that only a computer professional should ever directly delete entries in the Windows Registry.
What to do if a program does not uninstall
The easiest way to remove any kind of software cleanly and accurately is to use an uninstaller tool. Because the uninstaller automatically creates a backup, there is no risk of anything going wrong.
Last but not least
If Windows not working quite right for you, or if startup is taking a long time, or RtlS5Wake.exe is causing problems for you, a good Windows diagnostic tool may very well help. This is especially effective when it comes to older computers that have accumulated vast quantities of "garbage data" as the result of many software installs and uninstalls.