What does the ZDWlan.exe file do?
The ZDWlan.exe process is also known as IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN Utility MFC Application or, as the case may be, Wireless Adapter Manager and is a part of IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN Utility or, as the case may be, Wireless Adapter Manager. This software is produced by Sony (www.sony.com). An obsolete or defective version of ZDWlan.exe can cause problems for your computer that can range from slowness to error messages such as these:
- ZDWlan.exe has stopped working. Windows is checking for a solution to the problem... (Windows 10, 8, 7)
- ZDWlan.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)
- ZDWlan.exe has encountered a problem and needs to close. (Windows XP)
- Access violation at address FFFFFFFF in module ZDWlan.exe. Read of address 00000000.
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What you should know about ZDWlan.exe ZDWlan.exe
ZDWlan.exe is not part of Windows, but it is important nonetheless. The file ZDWlan.exe is found in a subdirectory of "C:\Program Files".
Frequently occurring are file sizes such as 530,296 bytes (40% of all these files), 487,424 bytes, 483,328 bytes or, as the case may be, 499,712 bytes.
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, MACHINE\Run). The file does not come from Microsoft and is not part of the operating system. The file does not supply any version information or other description. ZDWlan.exe is capable of interpret keystrokes as well as hide itself from other programs. For this reason, 49% 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 ZDWlan.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 ZDWlan?
|you internet connection |
|its a wireless networking program, for use with wireless usb network adapters... (further information...) |
|its a wireless lan utility not your internet connection |
|This is the driver for my USB Wifi device |
|It's a driver for an 802.11g wi-fi adapter (dongle) |
Summary: 12 users judge ZDWlan.exe to be an essential file that should not be touched. 4 users consider it harmless. However, one user considers this to be a suspicious process and would like to get rid of it. source: file.net
How to uninstall IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN Utility or Wireless Adapter Manager
To remove ZDWlan.exe 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 IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN Utility or Wireless Adapter Manager in the list of displayed applications.
- Click the program, and then click Uninstall.
How to tell if ZDWlan.exe (ZDWlan.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 ZDWlan.exe. To do this, start "Regedit", then look under "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE" > "Software" for ZDWlan.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 ZDWlan.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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