What is WUSB54GC.exe?

The genuine WUSB54GC.exe file is a software component of WUSB54GC by Linksys.
WUSB54GC.exe is an executable file that runs the process that installs drivers for the Linksys Compact Wireless-G USB Adapter, a portable USB stick that provides Internet and Ethernet connectivity for desktop computers. This is not a critical Windows component and should be removed if known to cause problems. The Linksys WUSB54GC is a portable USB stick that can be efficiently attached to a USB slot or hub. It allows computers without a network card to connect to the Ethernet or the Internet without the hassles of cables and wires. Driver are installed automatically as soon as it is plugged into the USB slot. The device features high-speed data transmission and good coverage. It also provides support for WEP and WPA encryption technology. 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.

WUSB54GC stands for Linksys Wireless USB Adapter Model 54

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 WUSB54GC.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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WUSB54GC.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with WUSB54GC
WUSB54GC.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as WUSB54GC belongs to software WUSB54GC or Compact Wireless-G USB Adapter by Linksys (

Description: WUSB54GC.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. WUSB54GC.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 5,527,040 bytes (46% of all occurrences), 5,245,952 bytes and 4 more variants. 
There is an icon for this program on the taskbar next to the clock. The program has a visible window. There is no description of the program. It is not a Windows system file. WUSB54GC.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 25% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: You can also uninstall Compact Wireless-G USB Adapter software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 10/8/7).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as WUSB54GC.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the WUSB54GC.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

Not dangerous, just annoying. Required for some Linksys wireless adapters.
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It's nothing dangerous, just really annoying as it takes up the most computer usage for me.

Summary: Average user rating of WUSB54GC.exe: based on 3 votes with 4 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving WUSB54GC issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with WUSB54GC. 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 WUSB54GC.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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