What is WMP54Gv4.exe?

The genuine WMP54Gv4.exe file is a software component of Linksys WMP54G Wireless-G PCI Adapter driver by Cisco Linksys Corporation.
"WMP54Gv4.exe" is the Windows driver executable for Linksys WMP54G Wireless-G PCI Adapters. The file can also be manually activated. It provides user control of the WMP54G Wireless PCI card configuration to adjust network settings and connectivity settings. Cisco is a global leader in networking solutions and equipment, based in San Jose, California.

WMP54Gv4 stands for WMP54G version 4 driver

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 WMP54Gv4.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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WMP54Gv4.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with WMP54Gv4
WMP54Gv4.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as WMP54Gv4 belongs to software WMP54Gv4 or XP/2K/ME/98 by Linksys (

Description: WMP54Gv4.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file WMP54Gv4.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 5,238,272 bytes (64% of all occurrences), 5,210,624 bytes, 5,208,576 bytes, 5,264,896 bytes or 1,505,792 bytes. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. The file is not a Windows system file. WMP54Gv4.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 22% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as WMP54Gv4.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the WMP54Gv4.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

its good... for any1 using linksys wireless netwoks u most defenitly need this
needed for linksys driver
it's good because it's necessary for the linksys wireless, though it gives error's by shutting down windows xp.
This is the driver for the Linksys WMP54G Wireless-G 2.4 GHz PCI Adapter.
  Tiberius Kraemer   (further information)
it seems to take a huge amount of system resources
  Rick King  
It's an important file/program and use ressources but after a bit or some modification, it won't appear anymore
needed for linksys
driver for the Linksys WMP54G
It takes up most of the I/O reads and writes

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Summary: Average user rating of WMP54Gv4.exe: based on 11 votes with 9 user comments. 6 users think WMP54Gv4.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users don't grade WMP54Gv4.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving WMP54Gv4 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with WMP54Gv4. 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 WMP54Gv4.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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