What is WlanMonitor.exe?

The genuine WlanMonitor.exe file is a software component of Atmel Wireless LAN by Atmel.
WlanMonitor.exe is an executable file that belongs to the Atmel Wireless LAN, a local area network motherboard chipset. This process detects wireless networks. This a critical file necessary for the optimal functioning of Atmel hardware and should not be removed. The Atmel Wireless LAN follows the IEEE 802.11 (Wi-Fi) series of hardware standards. Technology using these standards uses Carrier Sense Multiple Access (to allow multiple devices to use the same network) with Collision Avoidance (enabling data packets so to be received and sent by multiple devices at the same time by calculating when a collision is likely to occurs and avoiding any transmission). The Atmel Corporation in an American company that designs and manufactures semiconductors, and specializes in embedded systems built around microcontrollers. The company was founded in 1984 by George Perlegos, a former employee of Intel. Currently, Atmel provides its services to consumers, corporations, the communications, automobile and medical industries, as well as to aerospace and military. The company is currently based in San Jose, California, United States.

WLANMonitor stands for Wireless LAN Monitor Utility

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 WlanMonitor.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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WlanMonitor.exe file information

The process known as Wireless LAN Monitor Utility or Wireless LAN USB Utility belongs to software Wireless LAN Monitor Utility or Belkin Wireless USB Adapter by ATMEL (

Description: WlanMonitor.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The WlanMonitor.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 163,916 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 122,880 bytes or 450,560 bytes. 
The WlanMonitor.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, User Shell Folders). WlanMonitor.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 47% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If you have any problems with WlanMonitor.exe, you could also safely remove the program using the uninstall program of Belkin Wireless USB Adapter (Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as WlanMonitor.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the WlanMonitor.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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Summary: Average user rating of WlanMonitor.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. 2 users think WlanMonitor.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving WlanMonitor issues

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