What is WG111v2.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 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.

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WG111v2.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with WG111v2
WG111v2.exe process in Windows Task Manager

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 NETGEAR (

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 10/8/7/XP are 1,261,568 bytes (54% of all occurrences), 1,268,192 bytes, 2,297,856 bytes, 1,101,824 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 46% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: 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 10/8/7)
  2) contact Customer Service.

Recommended: Identify WG111v2.exe related errors

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.


User Comments

diese exe stammt von netgear und gehört zum wlan-adapter
  deCox   (further information)
Der WG111v2 ist ein Wirless USB Adapter von Netgear

Summary: Average user rating of WG111v2.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks WG111v2.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks WG111v2.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving WG111v2 issues

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 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 WG111v2.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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