What does the Switcher.exe file do?
The Switcher.exe process is also known as Wireless Switch Setting Utility and is a part of Wireless Switch Setting Utility. This software is produced by Sony (www.sony.com). An obsolete or defective version of Switcher.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- Wireless Switch Setting Utility has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- Wireless Switch Setting 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)
- Switcher.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module Switcher.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about Switcher.exe Wireless Switch Setting Utility
Switcher.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. Switcher.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 176,128 bytes (50% of all these files), 503,808 bytes or, as the case may be, 469,112 bytes.
The program appears as a small tray icon. You will find it on the Windows taskbar next to the clock. If you don't see the tray icon, click the white (<) symbol. The Switcher file is not part of the Windows operating system. For this reason, 19% 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 Switcher.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 Switcher?
|switcher.exe is a process installed alongside Sony Wireless LAN Switch and provides additional configuration options for these devices. |
Summary: 2 users consider it harmless. For this reason, one user has already deleted Switcher.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall Wireless Switch Setting Utility
To remove Wireless Switch Setting 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 Wireless Switch Setting Utility in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if Switcher.exe (Wireless Switch Setting 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 Wireless Switch Setting Utility. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for Wireless Switch Setting 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 Switcher.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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