What is WUSB54Gv4.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 WUSB54Gv4.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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WUSB54Gv4.exe file information

The process known as Wireless Network Monitor belongs to software WUSB54Gv4 or Version by Linksys ( or Cisco Linksys.

Description: WUSB54Gv4.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. WUSB54Gv4.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 5,208,576 bytes (50% of all occurrences), 1,513,472 bytes or 1,432,576 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. There is no information about the author of the file. WUSB54Gv4.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 WUSB54Gv4.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the WUSB54Gv4.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

After installing the Linksys Wireless-G USB adapter to my desktop and later rebooting my computer, my firewall indicated that WUSB54Gv4.exe attempted to connect to I went to and it appears to be a site for industrial solvents or lubricants. The IP that my firewall flagged associated with this connection attempt is An Arin search traced it to an APNIC registered IP but no further. This .exe was not located in c:\windows or any subfolder of that. It was initiated from my program files; this is where I would expect it to reside.
  Russ Carpenter  
the instruction at"0x02b21611" referenced memory at "0x02b21611". the memory could not be "read"
critical linksys wireless router file not a pest as the moron says
It is part of a wireless Linksys@ wireless-g system
It periodically tries to access various Websites (Mostly Mozilla) and is stopped by Zone Alarm. I haven't noticed any problems denying it access to whatever IP Address it's trying to contact.
  Mac Myers  
It is definately used by Linksys wireless
  mike k  
it takes up half of my mothers cpu capabilites... yes 50%...
  tom lane  

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Summary: Average user rating of WUSB54Gv4.exe: based on 6 votes with 7 user comments. 3 users think WUSB54Gv4.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 2 users think it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users don't grade WUSB54Gv4.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving WUSB54Gv4 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with WUSB54Gv4. 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 WUSB54Gv4.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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