What is WZCSLDR.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 WZCSLDR.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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WZCSLDR.exe file information

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

The process known as ANIWZCS launcher for Windows belongs to software ANIWZCS Service Launcher (version (9x)) by Alpha Networks (

Description: WZCSLDR.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The WZCSLDR.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" (common is C:\Program Files\Alpha Networks\ANIWZCS Service\). The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 32,768 bytes. 
The file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run). WZCSLDR.exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 47% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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

Alpha Networks is a child company of D-Link, this software is for a D-Link wireless (802.11b/g) card
  Joel Mellon   (further information)
D-Link wireless PCI adapter related.
D-Link WLAN service laucher from Alpha Network Inc.
Useing SysInternal's Process Explorer (nice!) I've suspended it - no problems so far and network *seems* faster. It did show consistent CPU usage
  afbach   (further information)
I see now it's for my wireless card
In fact, if you have this file, you probably installed the AirPlus utility from Dlink. If this is the case, you may be familiar with errors relating to ANIWZCS, followed by Wireless card lockup, followed by wireless card repair. I have to say, performance and reliability are miles better just using the in built windows wireless configuration page. remove the dlink tools, lose the afore mentioned problems, gain a better wireless experience.
It is needed for D-link Adapter
I have often seen paired with Alpha Networks and ANIO service. They are D-Link software do-dads as far as I can tell.
  Jaspah   (further information)
WZCSLDR.exe is a non-essential program for the D-link Wireless Card.
Useless software (at least in Vista) Windows wireless configuration tools are all you need
D-Link Wireless adapter
It is useless you don't need it I delete aniwzcs servive,anio service and air utility and I stayed connected.I used revo uninstaller to do this.

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Summary: Average user rating of WZCSLDR.exe: based on 15 votes with 12 user comments. 8 users think WZCSLDR.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 3 users think it's probably harmless. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 2 users don't grade WZCSLDR.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving WZCSLDR issues

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