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 WG111v2.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.
The process known as WG111v2 MFC Application or NETGEAR (version WG111v2 Wireless Assistant) belongs to software NETGEAR (version WG111v2 wireless USB, WG111v2 wireless USB 2.0 adapter) or WG111v2 Application or wg111cfg Application (EN) by unknown.
Description: WG111v2.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. WG111v2.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 1,261,568 bytes (53% of all occurrences), 2,297,856 bytes, 1,101,824 bytes, 1,257,472 bytes or 1,093,632 bytes.
There is no information about the author of the file. The WG111v2.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The program starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). WG111v2.exe is able to monitor applications and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 43% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
If you are having problems with WG111v2.exe, you can do the following:
1) uninstall NETGEAR WG111v2 wireless USB or NETGEAR WG111v2 wireless USB 2.0 adapter software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 8/7/Vista)
2) contact www.netgear.com Customer Service.
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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as WG111v2.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the WG111v2.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.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with WG111v2. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 WG111v2.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.