What is WlanMgr.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 WlanMgr.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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WlanMgr.exe file information

The process known as Wireless Lan Control Manager or Wireless LAN Control Manager belongs to software ASUS USB-N53 Utility or ASUS PCE-AC66 WLAN Card Utilities/Driver or ASUS PCE-AC68 WLAN Card Utilities/Driver by ASUS ( or Askey Computer or ASUSTek COMPUTER INC (

Description: WlanMgr.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file WlanMgr.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 9,279,488 bytes (28% of all occurrences), 9,845,248 bytes and 4 more variants. 
WlanMgr.exe is not a Windows system file. It can change the behavior of other programs or manipulate other programs. The program is not visible. WlanMgr.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and connect to the Internet. Therefore the technical security rating is 38% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with WlanMgr.exe, you can also uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramASUS PCE-AC68 WLAN Card Utilities/Driver or ASUS PCE-AC66 WLAN Card Utilities/Driver.

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


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Best practices for resolving WlanMgr issues

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