What does the WG511WLU.exe file do?
The WG511WLU.exe process is also known as NetgearRev MFC Application and is a part of NetgearRev Application. This software is produced by unknown. An obsolete or defective version of WG511WLU.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- NetgearRev MFC Application has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- NetgearRev 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)
- WG511WLU.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module WG511WLU.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about WG511WLU.exe NetgearRev MFC Application
WG511WLU.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. WG511WLU.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files" - in most cases C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WG511\Utility\.
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 188,416 bytes (75% of all these files) or, as the case may be, 475,136 bytes.
This file has none of the usual file information, such as version number, etc. Windows starts the process each time that the computer boots up (Registry: MACHINE\Run). The WG511WLU file is not part of the Windows operating system. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. WG511WLU.exe is capable of log keyboard entries. For this reason, 47% 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 WG511WLU.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 WG511WLU?
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Summary: One user judges WG511WLU.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net
How to uninstall NetgearRev Application
To remove NetgearRev 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 NetgearRev Application in the list of available programs.
- Click Uninstall.
How to tell if WG511WLU.exe (NetgearRev 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 NetgearRev MFC Application. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for NetgearRev 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 WG511WLU.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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