What is Center.exe?

The genuine Center.exe file is a software component of ASUS WLAN Card Utilities/Driver by ASUSTeK Computer.
A control application for ASUS WLAN cards, this process starts with Windows and runs consistently in the background. It gives you the ability to adjust certain features of how you connect to the internet or any other network. It gives you the ability to prioritize various wireless networks, autoconnect to available networks, and many other features. ASUSTek Computer was founded in 1989 in Taiwan. It is currently the fifth largest PC vendor in the world.

Center stands for Control Center Application

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 Center.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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Center.exe file information

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

The process known as ASUS Control Center Application belongs to software ASUS WLAN Card Utilities/Driver or Wireless LAN Card Utilities by ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC ( or MXZA.

Description: Center.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file Center.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,737,728 bytes (18% of all occurrences), 1,571,840 bytes and 6 more variants. 
The program is not visible. The program is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, User Shell Folders, Run). The Center.exe file is not a Windows system file. Center.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 43% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can also remove the entire program ASUS WLAN Card Utilities/Driver or WLAN Card Utilities/Driver using Windows Control Panel.

Recommended: Identify Center.exe related errors

If Center.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder, the security rating is 45% dangerous. The file size is 65,536 bytes. The program has a visible window. The software has no file description. The Center.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, User Shell Folders, Run). The program uses ports to connect to or from a LAN or the Internet. It is not a Windows core file.

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as Center.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder, for example Trojan:Win32/Danginex!rts (detected by Microsoft), and Trojan.Win32.Swisyn.arsl (detected by Kaspersky). Therefore, you should check the Center.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

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It was installed along with my ASUS wireless card
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Summary: Average user rating of Center.exe: based on 1 vote with 2 user comments. One user thinks Center.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving Center issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with Center. 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 Center.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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