What is SiWake.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 SiWake.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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SiWake.exe file information

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

The process known as SiWake MFC Application belongs to software Wireless LAN Utility by unknown.

Description: SiWake.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. SiWake.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 135,168 bytes (78% of all occurrences), 155,648 bytes or 147,456 bytes. 
The program is not visible. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The file is not a Windows system file. The process has no file description. SiWake.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: If there are any problems with SiWake.exe, you can safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Wireless LAN Utility (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify SiWake.exe related errors

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

Its a Wireless LAN Utility
It's a 'wake up' utility for SiS-based WLAN devices.
  Chris Davis   (further information)
it is used by the Wireless Lan Utility = I believe it is useful/necessary for the use of a wifi USB key
  Raoul de Neverlee  
Program for wireless cards i need it for my friends
  NINJA   (further information)
SiWake.exe support Jensen Scandinavia WLAN AL6511
  Kjell Roysum   (further information)
SIS wireless lan software
It's required by the WLAN Utility as mentioned
  Pawel Krakowiak  
On my machine it is said to be a wireless Lan utility by TP - Link
  Keith Paterson   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of SiWake.exe: based on 10 votes with 8 user comments. 6 users think SiWake.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving SiWake issues

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