What is Switcher.exe?

The genuine Switcher.exe file is a software component of Wireless Switch Setting Utility by Sony.
A configuration program from Sony, the Wireless Switch Setting Utility allows you to make changes and adjust settings for your wireless network. It is included with Sony VAIO laptops, and can also be downloaded from the Sony website. It includes support for bluetooth devices. Based in Tokyo, Japan, Sony transferred the VAIO PC line to Japan Industrial Partners, but continues to support software on their website.

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 Switcher.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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Switcher.exe file information

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

The process known as Wireless Switch Setting Utility belongs to software Wireless Switch Setting Utility or switcher by Sony (

Description: Switcher.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Switcher.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 469,112 bytes (38% of all occurrences), 176,128 bytes, 503,808 bytes, 167,936 bytes or 290,816 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The Switcher.exe file is not a Windows system file. Therefore the technical security rating is 17% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with Switcher.exe, you may want to remove the entire program Wireless Switch Setting Utility using Windows Control Panel.

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If Switcher.exe is located in the C:\Windows folder, the security rating is 64% dangerous. The file size is 129,536 bytes. There is no description of the program. It is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The program has no visible window. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, User Shell Folders). Switcher.exe is not a Windows core file. Switcher.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs.

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

Ich brauche das Programm um Bluetooth ein- und auszuschalten. Irgendein Virenprogramm verweigert nun den Zugriff und Bluetooth ist dauerhaft eingeschaltet!
  Stefan Schlums  
switcher.exe is a process installed alongside Sony Wireless LAN Switch and provides additional configuration options for these devices.

Summary: Average user rating of Switcher.exe: based on 4 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks Switcher.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks Switcher.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it.

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Best practices for resolving Switcher issues

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