What is wcourier.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 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 ( or ASUSTeK Computer (

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 1,601,536 bytes (23% of all occurrences), 1,597,440 bytes and 10 more variants. 
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 37% 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).

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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.


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.
Properties shows this to be Chinese language (only)
ASUS is a Taiwanese company, it would make sense that the file is in Chinese.
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 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 wcourier.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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