What does the ACWLIcon.exe file do?
The ACWLIcon.exe process is also known as Access Connections Tray Status Application or, as the case may be, ThinkVantage Access Connections Wireless lan Icon Module and is a part of Access Connections. This software is produced by Lenovo (www.lenovo.com). An obsolete or defective version of ACWLIcon.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- ACWLIcon.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ACWLIcon.exe 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)
- ACWLIcon.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ACWLIcon.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ACWLIcon.exe ACWLIcon.exe
ACWLIcon.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. ACWLIcon.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 110,592 bytes (50% of all these files), 143,360 bytes, 126,976 bytes, 124,200 bytes or, as the case may be, 98,304 bytes.
It does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. This process is initiated as part of Windows start-up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). For this reason, 48% 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 ACWLIcon.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 ACWLIcon?
|ThinkVantage Access Connections Wireless Status Icon |
|acwlicon.exe is part of ThinkPad Access Connections suite and comes preinstalled on ThinkPad laptops. A traybar icon shows the status of the wireless connection. |
Summary: 3 users judge ACWLIcon.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall Access Connections
To remove ACWLIcon.exe from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.
- Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
- Click Control Panel.
- Click Uninstall a program.
- Look for Access Connections in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if ACWLIcon.exe (ACWLIcon.exe) 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 ACWLIcon.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for ACWLIcon.exe 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 ACWLIcon.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.
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