What is NintendoWFCReg.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 NintendoWFCReg.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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NintendoWFCReg.exe file information

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

The process known as Nintendo Wi-Fi Connector USB belongs to software Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector or Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector Registration by unknown.

Description: NintendoWFCReg.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. NintendoWFCReg.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,073,152 bytes (60% of all occurrences), 1,175,552 bytes or 1,179,648 bytes. 
There is no file information. NintendoWFCReg.exe is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). NintendoWFCReg.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: The software vendor offers the option to uninstall the software Nintendo Wi-Fi USB Connector or Registrierungsprogramm für den Nintendo using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

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

used by the nintendo usb dongle for wireless access points for nintendo ds
If you own this, you know what its for. Made for non-wireless users, for their nintendo DS, and Wii's
Ist zuständig für den Nintendo WiFI-Adapter
  Giantursus   (further information)
Nur der USB-Wifi-Connector, damit NDS und WII ans Internet können, sofern der Router mit dem W-Lan zu weit weg steht und keine Reichweite zur verfügung steht.

Summary: Average user rating of NintendoWFCReg.exe: based on 5 votes with 4 user comments. 4 users think NintendoWFCReg.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 NintendoWFCReg issues

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