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What is wcourier.exe?

The genuine wcourier.exe file is a software component of Wireless Console by ASUS.
ASUS Wireless Console lets users toggle between Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity options. Wcourier.exe launches processes required for ASUS Wireless Console to run. This is not an essential Windows process and can be disabled if known to create problems. The ASUS Wireless Console is a utility program designed for the Windows platform. The program is usually bundled with computers shipped with ASUS motherboards. The ASUS Wireless Console provides an on-screen interface to toggle between wireless LAN and Bluetooth connectivity. The ASUS Wireless Console also enables users to use the function key as a shortcut to toggle the LAN and/or Bluetooth ON or OFF. ASUS is a Chinese personal computer vendor that manufactures everything from desktops and laptops to mobile phones, monitors, optical storage devices, and graphics cards. In 2013, it was the world's fifth largest computer seller, in terms of sales. The company began launching graphics cards in 2005 with their initial PhysX accelerator card. ASUS was founded in Taipei in 1989 by T.H. Tung, Ted Hsu, Wayne Hsieh and M.T. Liao, all previously employed by Acer. The company is currently headquartered in Taipei, Taiwan.

WCourier stands for Wireless Courier

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 wcourier.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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Wcourier.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with wcourier
Wcourier.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Wireless Console (version 3, 2) or A program that manage wireless devices in system belongs to software Wireless Console (version 3, 2) by ASUS (www.asus.com) or ASUSTeK Computer (www.asus.com).

Description: Wcourier.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Wcourier.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,597,440 bytes (26% of all occurrences), 1,601,536 bytes and 10 more variants. http://www.file.net/process/wcourier.exe.html 
There is no file information. The wcourier.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. The process can be uninstalled in the Control Panel. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). Wcourier.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 36% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You could safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Wireless Console 3 or Wireless Console 2 (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

Recommended: Identify wcourier.exe related errors

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

Asus Wireless Console
  Martin Mueller   (further information)
Part of ASUS wireless components - wcourier.exe is a process installed alongside ASUS wireless components and provides additional configuration options for these devices.
  John  
Properties shows this to be Chinese language (only)
   
ASUS is a Taiwanese company, it would make sense that the file is in Chinese.
  Joseph  
It's a sidecar processes for the Wireless Console that comes preloaded on Asus OEM installs. It's harmless, but if you kill it, you lose the ability to use FN+Fx to change wireless modes.
   

Summary: Average user rating of wcourier.exe: based on 5 votes with 5 user comments. 3 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user is not sure about it.


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Best practices for resolving wcourier issues

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