What is WN111v2.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 WN111v2.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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WN111v2.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with WN111v2
WN111v2.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Netgear MFC Application belongs to software RangeMax Wireless-N USB Adapter (version WN111v2) by NETGEAR (

Description: WN111v2.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The WN111v2.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,728,512 bytes (40% of all occurrences), 1,503,306 bytes or 1,507,431 bytes. 
The program can be removed using the Control Panel's Add\Remove programs applet. The WN111v2.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The application is loaded during the Windows boot process (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders). WN111v2.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 26% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with WN111v2.exe, you may want to remove the entire program RangeMax Wireless-N USB Adapter WN111v2 using Windows Control Panel.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as WN111v2.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the WN111v2.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 WN111v2 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with WN111v2. 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 WN111v2.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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