What is AirNCFG.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 AirNCFG.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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AirNCFG.exe file information

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

The process known as D-Link WLAN Application or D-Link Wireless LAN Monitor

belongs to software D-Link RangeBooster N DWA-140 or D-Link DWA-160 or D-Link DWA-525 or D-Link Xtreme N Dual Band or D-Link Wireless N DWA-140 or D-Link Wireless N DWA-130 or D-Link DWA-566 or D-Link DWA-140

by D-Link (

Description: AirNCFG.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. AirNCFG.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,074,496 bytes (29% of all occurrences), 1,024,000 bytes and 12 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). The AirNCFG.exe file is not a Windows core file. AirNCFG.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you want to remove the program completely, go to Control Panel ⇒ Software ⇒ D-Link DWA-140 or D-Link DWA-525.

Recommended: Identify AirNCFG.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as AirNCFG.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the AirNCFG.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

dlink wireless adapter configuration monitor
when you wich logg in and use DWA Connection wizard its help you to find your SSId, Excuse my bad eng
  eduroom sweden  

Summary: Average user rating of AirNCFG.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks AirNCFG.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving AirNCFG issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with AirNCFG. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic 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 resmon 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the AirNCFG.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security 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. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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