What is LinksysWirelessManager.exe?

The genuine LinksysWirelessManager.exe file is a software component of Linksys Wireless Manager by Linksys.
LinksysWirelessManager.exe is an executable file that runs the Linksys Wireless Manager, an application used to configure adapters that belong to Linksys. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. The Linksys Wireless Manager searches for and establishes connections with available wireless networks automatically, letting users save, terminate and manage existing connection settings. This program is generally installed through the installation CD that accompanies most Linksys products. After the installation, the Linksys Wireless Manager may be accessed through the new icon that appears in the system tray of the computer. 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 LinksysWirelessManager.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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LinksysWirelessManager.exe file information

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

The process known as Linksys Wireless Manager belongs to software Linksys Wireless Manager by Linksys ( or Cisco Systems (

Description: LinksysWirelessManager.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. LinksysWirelessManager.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,366,064 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 1,358,384 bytes or 1,348,144 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. LinksysWirelessManager.exe is a Verisign signed file. The file has a digital signature. The file is not a Windows system file. LinksysWirelessManager.exe is able to hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 11% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You could uninstall Linksys Wireless Manager software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

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


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Best practices for resolving LinksysWirelessManager issues

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