What is WlanUtility.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 WlanUtility.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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WlanUtility.exe file information

The process known as WlanUtlity configs wireless LAN card belongs to software WlanUtility Application or IEEE802.11a/b/g Wireless LAN by unknown.

Description: WlanUtility.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. WlanUtility.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 143,360 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 146,944 bytes. 
There is no information about the author of the file. The WlanUtility.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program is not visible. The software is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). WlanUtility.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 38% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You could uninstall IEEE802.11a/b/g Wireless LAN from your computer using the Control Panel applet Uninstall a Program.

Recommended: Identify WlanUtility.exe related errors

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

This is the Wireless lan monitor that comes with Blitz WLAN hardware. Harmless but likes to run even if you dont need your wireless going or if you have removed the hardware  
WlanUtlity configs wireless LAN card

Summary: Average user rating of WlanUtility.exe: based on 1 vote with 2 user comments. One user thinks WlanUtility.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving WlanUtility issues

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