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What does the wlancfg4.exe file do?

No data exists regarding the producer of the process. An obsolete or defective version of wlancfg4.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:

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What you should know about wlancfg4.exe wlancfg4.exe

wlancfg4.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file wlancfg4.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files". Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 1,167,872 bytes (50% of all these files), 1,158,144 bytes or, as the case may be, 1,157,120 bytes.
This file does not supply any version information or other description. The program executes in the background, and can only be terminated using Windows Task Manager. The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. Wlancfg4.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes. For this reason, 58% 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 wlancfg4.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 wlancfg4?

Wlan Monitor
Net Gear wireless utility
Not required for wireless to work. Causes system lag.
Net Gear wireless utility (further information...)
This is no Spy- or Adware, its simply the WLan Config-Utilty for Users, wich use for Example NetGear Hardware.
Stefan 'l!nus' Windisch
required for windows 2000, not required for WinXP. Netgear WLAN utility
This is being run by NetGear. Main (only) problem is that it chews processor time - as much as 30% on my machine. You can end it without influencing function if you aren't using a wireless connection.
It is the file used for netgear ma111 configuration utility

Summary: 8 users judge wlancfg4.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. source: file.net

How to uninstall unknown

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To remove wlancfg4.exe from your computer, please follow the manual instructions below or use an automatic uninstaller product.

  1. Click the Windows Start Button. In Windows 8, look for Control Panel.
  2. Click Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Look for unknown in the list of available programs.
  5. Click Uninstall.

How to tell if wlancfg4.exe (wlancfg4.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 wlancfg4.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for wlancfg4.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 wlancfg4.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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