What does the WG111v2.exe file do?
The WG111v2.exe process is also known as WG111v2 MFC Application or, as the case may be, NETGEAR (Version WG111v2 Wireless Assistant) and is a part of NETGEAR (Version WG111v2 wireless USB, WG111v2 wireless USB 2.0 adapter) or, as the case may be, WG111v2 Application. This software is produced by NETGEAR (www.netgear.com). An obsolete or defective version of WG111v2.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- WG111v2 MFC Application has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- WG111v2 MFC Application 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)
- WG111v2.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module WG111v2.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about WG111v2.exe WG111v2 MFC Application
WG111v2.exe is not a Windows system file and is known to frequently cause computer problems. WG111v2.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,261,568 bytes (66% of all these files), 2,297,856 bytes, 1,268,192 bytes or, as the case may be, 1,093,632 bytes.
It is no part of Microsoft Windows. It has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). WG111v2.exe is capable of supervise programs as well as log keyboard entries. For this reason, 50% 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 WG111v2.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 WG111v2?
Summary: One user judges WG111v2.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. For this reason, one user has already deleted WG111v2.exe. source: file.net
How to uninstall NETGEAR or WG111v2 Application
To remove WG111v2 MFC Application 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 NETGEAR or WG111v2 Application in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if WG111v2.exe (WG111v2 MFC Application) 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 WG111v2 MFC Application. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for WG111v2 MFC Application 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 WG111v2.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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