What is ZDWlan.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 ZDWlan.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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ZDWlan.exe file information

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

The process known as IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN Utility MFC Application or IEEE 802.11b+g Wireless LAN Utility MFC Application or Wireless Adapter Manager or WU-ZD1211B Wireless Utility

belongs to software IEEE 802.11 Wireless LAN Utility or IEEE 802.11b+g Wireless LAN Utility or Wireless Adapter Manager or PLUSCOM WU-ZD1211B Wireless


Description: ZDWlan.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The ZDWlan.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files" or sometimes in the user's "Documents" folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 487,424 bytes (34% of all occurrences), 483,328 bytes and 12 more variants. 
The file is not a Windows system file. There is no description of the program. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: MACHINE\User Shell Folders, MACHINE\Run, User Shell Folders). The program is not visible. ZDWlan.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs and hide itself. Therefore the technical security rating is 42% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with ZDWlan.exe, you can do the following:

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

you internet connection
its a wireless networking program, for use with wireless usb network adapters...
  Your Mom   (further information)
its a wireless lan utility not your internet connection
This is the driver for my USB Wifi device
It's a driver for an 802.11g wi-fi adapter (dongle)
the prob is i think its a worm, i think it open limewire.exe even after i terminate the process and i can hit ctrl+alt+del on my kebord
Zydas wifi driver
Its for your USB WiFi dongle ))
My example is 745752 bytes long, is dated 17/11/2005 04:25am is spelled exactly as "ZDWlan.exe" and is stored in the directory: "C:\Program Files\Acer WLAN 11g USB Dongle".
  Peter Lee  
treiber für wlan dongle/ driver for wlan dongle
driver for ZyDAS IEEE 802.11g Wireless LAN Adapter
ZDWlan.exe is an application used for many USB WiFi dongles, like WiFi MAX.
ZDWLAN.exe is a client application for the Wi-Fi Max USB dongle.
  Flashback Jack   (further information)
conec psp
WiFi Dongle application

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Summary: Average user rating of ZDWlan.exe: based on 24 votes with 16 user comments. 14 users think ZDWlan.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 5 users think it's probably harmless. 4 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving ZDWlan issues

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