What is WZCSLDR2.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 WZCSLDR2.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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WZCSLDR2.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with WZCSLDR2
WZCSLDR2.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as ANIWZCS2 launcher for Windows belongs to software ANIWZCS2 Service Launcher (version (9x)) or APC PowerChute Personal Edition or D-Link Wireless N DWA-140 by Alpha Networks ( or Wireless Service.

Description: WZCSLDR2.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. WZCSLDR2.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files"—generally C:\Program Files\ANI\ANIWZCS2 Service\. Known file sizes on Windows 8/7/XP are 49,152 bytes (76% of all occurrences), 45,056 bytes and 11 more variants. 
WZCSLDR2.exe is not a Windows core file. The application starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, User Shell Folders, Run). The program is not visible. WZCSLDR2.exe is able to hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 49% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
The software vendor offers the option to uninstall D-Link DWA-125 REV A or D-Link DWL-122 software via Windows Control Panel/Add or Remove Programs (Windows XP) or Programs and Features (Windows 8/7/Vista), consult Dlink’s Customer Service or make sure that you have installed the latest version [1][2].

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as WZCSLDR2.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the WZCSLDR2.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

Mine creates a wierd tray icon I can't close or see name. Goes away when I close this program. D-link no help yet. Disabled in MSCONFIG-STARTUP. Everything still working fine. Program hasn't reappeared in task far! Latest D-link drivers no help.
WZCSLDR2.exe is part of the "D-Link Wireless Connection Manager" . My WDA-2320 wifi card works fine without it although the Connection Manager loses some functionality. I have noticed this process has problems especially when it is running and you are playing a video game as it begins with about 110 "handles" and after playing the game and returning to Windows XP Pro I have seen it build to well over 1000 handles and keeps growing as I watch it. I usually delete it in Task Manager, Latest drivers from D-Link don't solve the problem.
D-Link WLAN Treiber usw.
Its installed with my DLINK wirelress set, its a two parter and only needed if use Dlink software for PoE (default windows)
  The Big Man  
I get a message "apsInitialize could not be located in the dynamic link library wlanapi.dill. Just don't know how I can get rid of it. Very annoying every time I start up my XP.
For wireless LAN
  Chris   (further information)
after freshing installation of my pc,i install the Dlink adapter(DWL-G630).since then everytime at startup the programm can i find a way to stops it .its annonying.
  Adekunle Oluwasegun Yemi  
D LINK's website does not know what wzcsldr2.his is a VIRUS disguisedd int and installed on your WIRELESS network so it broadcass its streams! Check DLINK's website - don't follow the OK recommendations that it is "needed"
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Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of WZCSLDR2.exe: based on 122 votes with 9 reviews. 63 users think WZCSLDR2.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 20 users think it's probably harmless. 32 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. 5 users suspect danger. 2 users think WZCSLDR2.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it. 14 users don't grade WZCSLDR2.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving WZCSLDR2 issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with WZCSLDR2. 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 doing a repair of your installation, or in the case of Windows 8, 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 WZCSLDR2.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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