What is WMP54GSv1_1.exe?

The genuine WMP54GSv1_1.exe file is a software component of WMP54GS by Linksys.
WMP54GSv1_1.exe is an executable file that runs the process associated with the Linksys Wireless-G PCI Network Adapter, an adapter that can be installed on a computer to be able to connect it to the Internet or a local network with the need for any physical cables. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. The Linksys Wireless-G PCI Adapter works as an attachable network card that can add networking functionality to a desktop computer. The adapter works in the 2.4 GHz frequency range with a maximum speed of 54 Mbps in Wireless-G mode. Linksys' patented SpeedBooster technology claims to increase wireless performance by up to 35%. The adapter supports 128-bit WEP encryption and WPA security. Linksys is an American company that manufactures networking hardware products such as wired and wireless routers, Ethernet switches and VoIP equipment to home and business users. Linksys was founded in 1988 by Janie and Victor Tsao, immigrants from Taiwan. The company started off in a garage in Irvine, California initially developing products such as printer sharers that connected multiple computers to printers. The company is currently owned by Belkin.

WMP54GSv1_1 stands for Linksys Wireless-G PCI Network Adapter Model 54 with SpeedBooster Service (version 1.1)

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 WMP54GSv1_1.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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WMP54GSv1_1.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with WMP54GSv1_1
WMP54GSv1_1.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as WMP54GS belongs to software WMP54GS by Linksys (

Description: WMP54GSv1_1.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. WMP54GSv1_1.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 5,046,784 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. There is no information about the author of the file. The file is not a Windows system file. WMP54GSv1_1.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 26% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as WMP54GSv1_1.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the WMP54GSv1_1.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 file is the device driver for the LinkSys PCI wireless adapter with SpeedBooster.
  Steve   (further information)
WMP54GSv1.1 ist ein Startprogramm von Linksys . Es startet den Wireless-G PCI -Adapter
  Herbert Harig  
wmp54gsv1_1.exe is a process associated with WMP54GS from Linksys.
  Chris M  

Summary: Average user rating of WMP54GSv1_1.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. 3 users think WMP54GSv1_1.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application.

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Best practices for resolving WMP54GSv1_1 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with WMP54GSv1_1. 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 WMP54GSv1_1.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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