What is AirGCFG.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the AirGCFG.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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AirGCFG.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with AirGCFG
AirGCFG.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as D-Link Wireless LAN Monitor or D-Link WLAN Application belongs to software Wireless LAN Monitor or D-Link DWA-125 or D-Link Wireless G DWA-110 or D-Link Wireless G DWA-510 by D-Link (

Description: AirGCFG.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. AirGCFG.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,552,384 bytes (19% of all occurrences), 1,708,032 bytes and 11 more variants. 
The file is not a Windows system file. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The program has no visible window. AirGCFG.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 41% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with AirGCFG.exe, you can uninstall AirPlus G or D-Link Wireless G DWL-G122_DWA-110 from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as AirGCFG.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the AirGCFG.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

wireless config utility for d-link routers
D-Link WLAN USB Stick drive
If your computer has started freezing since you've installed D-Link AirPlus Router, it's probably because both this file and windows are simultaneously trying to control your Wireless Adaptor. To stop AirGCFG.exe running at startup, go to Start Menu Run, then type Msconfig.exe, click OK, and select the Startup tab. Find AirGCFG.exe in the list and uncheck the box next to it. This will stop the utility running on startup if you're already using Windows' Wireless Network Feature to configure your Wireless Adaptor. If needed, the program can still be run manually via the Start Menu.
After long periods of time (leaving the computer on for days), it seems to eat up a lot of memory (1/2GB, rendering the computer quite slow!)
You can still use wireless USB D-link Stick to acsess Internet if this service is disabled
Its a program of D-Link lan card, if you have this one you need it
D-LINK WLAN usb stick
WinXPPro - causes startup error "Entry Point Not Found"
It loaded with my D Link wireless receiver. it may not be necessary if Windows's own wireless manager is working.
Installed with drivers for D-Link DWL-G510 WiFi Card. Cannot be uninstalled without uninstalling drivers for the card. It can be disabled from starting on startup, using msconfig or other methods. Not neccessary for configuring the WiFi card, the Windows Network Management interface does a better job. A badly written and designed piece of rubbish, in fact.
Wireless D-Link Air-G Plus. If you don't use its product - Then remove its program - No more error coming up after reboot.
  T Pham  
Part of the dlink wireless drivers it is not necessary at all but if you are using a wireless card or usb etc you must either have this running OR windows zeroconfig running. So if you remove Airgcfg then you must enable wzconfig in system processes

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Summary: Average user rating of AirGCFG.exe: based on 17 votes with 12 user comments. 9 users think AirGCFG.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 4 users think it's probably harmless. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users don't grade AirGCFG.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving AirGCFG issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with AirGCFG. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the AirGCFG.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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