What is RaConfig2500.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 RaConfig2500.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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RaConfig2500.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with RaConfig2500
RaConfig2500.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as RaConfig2500 (version Rt2500) belongs to software RT2500 USB Wireless LAN Card or Gigabyte RaConfig2500 by Ralink Technology ( or GIGABYTE TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD (

Description: RaConfig2500.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. RaConfig2500.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 516,096 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 638,976 bytes or 716,800 bytes. 
RaConfig2500.exe is not a Windows system file. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). RaConfig2500.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 40% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In case you experience problems using RaConfig2500.exe, you can do the following:
  1) remove the entire program RT2500 USB Wireless LAN Card or Gigabyte GN-WPKG using Windows Control Panel
  2) use the software publisher's support site.

Recommended: Identify RaConfig2500.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as RaConfig2500.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the RaConfig2500.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

software for wireless connections
GIGABYTE W-lan card loader
This program controls your WiFi connection(with ZyDas chipsets)! It does have a severe CPU leak program with Windows98-machines.
This is a software for cinfiguring your Wireless LAN Card!
Management application for wlan adapters on Ralink chipset

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Summary: Average user rating of RaConfig2500.exe: based on 10 votes with 5 user comments. 8 users think RaConfig2500.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving RaConfig2500 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with RaConfig2500. 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 RaConfig2500.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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