What is WG111CFG.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 WG111CFG.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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WG111CFG.exe file information

The process known as NETGEAR (version WG111 Smart Wizard-Wireless Assistance) belongs to software NETGEAR (version WG111 Smart Wizard-Wireless Assistance) by unknown.

Description: WG111CFG.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. WG111CFG.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,056,864 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 1,044,577 bytes or 1,077,344 bytes. 
There is no file information. It is not a Windows core file. The application starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). The program has no visible window. WG111CFG.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 53% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Recommended: Identify WG111CFG.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as WG111CFG.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the WG111CFG.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

gehört zum Wireless-LAN Router WG111
  Robert Padelek   (further information)
You get an error has occured in MFC
  J. Jacoobs  
Wireless LAN Router. Netgear. Wizard for Wireless Internet.
It is a Netgear wireless USB program
  Chris Orme   (further information)

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Summary: Average user rating of WG111CFG.exe: based on 6 votes with 4 user comments. 5 users think WG111CFG.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless.

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Best practices for resolving WG111CFG issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with WG111CFG. 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 WG111CFG.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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