What is LinksysUpdater.exe?

The genuine LinksysUpdater.exe file is a software component of Linksys EasyLink Advisor by Linksys.
LinksysUpdater.exe is an executable file that runs the Linksys Updater application, a program that updates Linksys and Belkin software. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. LinksysUpdater.exe is a part of Linksys EasyLink Advisor (LELA), a free software application offered by Linksys that features efficient methods to setup, view, manage, and repair wireless networks. LELA periodically updates Linksys software to keep the system up-to-date with the latest releases and to minimize errors while maximizing performance. Linksys is an American company that manufactures networking hardware products such as wired and wireless routers, Ethernet switches and VoIP equipment to home and business users. Linksys was founded in 1988 by Janie and Victor Tsao, immigrants from Taiwan. The company started off in a garage in Irvine, California initially developing products such as printer sharers that connected multiple computers to printers. The company is currently owned by Belkin.

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 LinksysUpdater.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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LinksysUpdater.exe file information

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

The process known as Linksys Updater or Linksys EasyLink Advisor belongs to software Linksys EasyLink Advisor or Linksys Updater or Prokon by Linksys ( or Linksys, Cisco System ( or Linksys By Cisco Systems (

Description: LinksysUpdater.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file LinksysUpdater.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 204,800 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The program is not visible. LinksysUpdater.exe is not a Windows core file. The software listens for or sends data on open ports to a LAN or the Internet. You can uninstall this program in the Control Panel. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you run into problems with LinksysUpdater.exe, you can also safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Linksys EasyLink Advisor or Linksys Updater (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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

It is part of the update service for my wireless lynksys updater
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LinkSysUpdater is part of Cisco Linksys router s/w.

Summary: Average user rating of LinksysUpdater.exe: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think LinksysUpdater.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving LinksysUpdater issues

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