What is WLanCfgG.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 WLanCfgG.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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WLanCfgG.exe file information

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

The process known as Wireless Monitor Application belongs to software Wireless Monitor Application by unknown.

Description: WLanCfgG.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file WLanCfgG.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 827,392 bytes (68% of all occurrences), 831,488 bytes, 794,624 bytes or 765,952 bytes. 
The WLanCfgG.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. It is not a Windows system file. The program has no visible window. Therefore the technical security rating is 35% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

It keeps crashing, I don't know why?
  William Dole  
Belkin Wireless LAN Configuration Utility
Belkin's wireless LAN monitor
Remove box when windows starts up with this .exe file
  Akilla Ladak  
It's a Wireless Network Monitor installed as part of the Belkin wireless network adapter. The actual file should reside in a Belkin folder in Program Files.
  Richard   (further information)
Belkin Wireless Adapter
  Brett Rigby   (further information)
It is a program to do with the Belkin wireless adapter, and is located within the Belkin folder under "C:\Program files"
  Nigel Freshwater  
If you run a java process you will find that "WLanCfgG.exe" will slow down your comuter.
Rename the file in C:\Program Files\Belkin\Belkin Wireless Network Utility\WLanCfgG.exe and it should solve it without the need for re-installing, Microft XP Service Pack 2 seems to make it worse
  Lynette Denny  
i got belkin wireless too, and i also have it.
I always close WLanCfgG.exe when i power up, my fire wall warns me about it wanting to make contact to outside of my pc, and my wireless connection connects just fine without it. Been thinking about removing it but don't know if some wireless startup background operation may be interefered with.
Belkin Wireless LAN Utility essential for locating the WAP. It's quite harmless but essential for authentication.
A message about it comes up when my "Wireless Connection" disabled and restart the computer from standby or being off. I also have a Belkin router
Belkin wireless monitor
It is related to the Belkin Wireles G adaptor
The Belkin adapter doesn't pass Microsoft's authentication policy, therefore the WLancfgG.exe message occurs. Try a different adapter. I tried a D-Link, no trouble. I've had nothing but problems using Belkin. Alot of folk have had trouble installing Belkin hardware. It's a bloody nightmare!
  David Jacobs  

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of WLanCfgG.exe: based on 19 votes with 16 user comments. 9 users think WLanCfgG.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 5 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger. One user thinks WLanCfgG.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. 4 users don't grade WLanCfgG.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving WLanCfgG issues

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