What is ANIWZCSdS.exe?

The genuine ANIWZCSdS.exe file is a software component of ANIWZCS2 Service Launcher by Alpha Networks.
ANIWZCSdS.exe is an executable file that belongs to the ANIWZCS2 Service Launcher, a program that provides modems and routers with WPA-PSK (Wi-Fi protected access - pre-shared key) support. Drivers enable hardware components to communicate with software without additional programming from the software developer. This file is not a critical Windows file and can be removed if known to create problems. The ANIWZCS2 Service Launcher is often installed through 3rd party software, especially modem and router installers from manufacturers such as a D-Link and Belkin. The program can be easily disabled by renaming the file. Alpha Networks is a Taiwanese company that was spun off from the D-Link Corporation in 2003. The company designs and develops networking solutions for home and corporate application. Alpha Networks is based in Hsinchu, Taiwan.

ANIWZCSDS stands for Alpha Networks Inc. Wireless Z Connection Service for Desktop Systems

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 ANIWZCSdS.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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ANIWZCSdS.exe file information

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

The process known as ANIWZCS2 Service Launcher belongs to software ANIWZCS2 Service Launcher by Alpha Networks ( or Wireless Service.

Description: ANIWZCSdS.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file ANIWZCSdS.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 49,152 bytes (91% of all occurrences), 126,976 bytes or 102,400 bytes. 
It is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. Therefore the technical security rating is 41% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If problems with D-Link DWA-525 or D-Link DWA-125 come up, you can uninstall it 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 ANIWZCSdS.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the ANIWZCSdS.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

it showed up after I installed D link wireless adapter drivers
it come from d-link wireless-lan driver same with ANIO
This is part of the software program for the wireless D-Link adapter.
  Jason Byrd showed up after installing a Wireless D Link
came with wireless dlink card drivers. Disabling the hardware doesn't disable the program. Remove reg key in hkey_local_machine/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Current Version/Run/
I had a crash in this file after reinstalling D-link wireless driver. the driver seems to be a bit crap.
  Vagn Johansen  
part of d-link wireless adapter drivers and applications
Also was installed with D LInk wireless adapter driver
It also showed up after i installed a d-link wireless card i think it has somthing to do with anio
It`s install by D-Link drivers and software, just by wireless notebook adapter, SO, it`s necessary
I found it used by Conceptronics PC with network adaptor.
  Gary Young  
Yes it installs with D-Link wireless drivers
I installed D Link wireless adapter and this program showed up
It came with D-Link adapter
This file is install along with D-Link wireless adapter drivers for XP home/ Pro /Windows Server 2003 R2
This is definetly from D-Link - when I Removed the D-Link software several memory sectors could no longer be read and error continues to show up occasionally. Is it possible that this can actually be permanent from this software?
  Dave Greason showed up after installing a Wireless D Link
showed up a feww weeks after installing D-Link Adapter Driver.
Yes With D-link Wireless Driver !
I have this file and I do have a D-Link Router and adapter.
Is a program,necessary to conect it to a router.No internet without it!
  Nolan Leve  
Alpha Networks has some"conection" with DLink.Most wireless devices installs this program with the DLink driver.One elegant solution is disable the service in MSConfig,using SERVICE and INICIALIZATION tabs.
  Nolan Leve  
I have had a D-Link wireless adapter so am inclined to beleive it is a file associated with the drivers.
Installed with DLink Wireless NIC
The program kicks up an empty task icon on my windows task bar, which is annoying. When I kill the application, the icon goes away and there is no noticable change to my computer or my use of the wireless network.
i also had this problem after installing a d-link wireless adaptor,do not include the windows update for the d-link wireless adaptor as it isnt approved by microsoft despite being part of their optional updates, I had to use system restore to get my p.c working again
I installed a D-Link USB wireless adaptor a few weeks ago and tonight was the first time i've seen this program error
I do connect through D-Link, but the file only shows up occasionally, and killing it has no noticeable outcome.
It appeard some 2 weeks after installing a conceptronics wireless driver. Install the software first before the pci card
It appeard some 2 weeks after installing a D-Link wireless adapter
Windows doesn't need it for Wireless Networking

Rating chart

Summary: Average user rating of ANIWZCSdS.exe: based on 31 votes with 31 user comments. 8 users think ANIWZCSdS.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. 7 users think it's probably harmless. 15 users think it's neither essential nor dangerous. One user thinks ANIWZCSdS.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. 6 users don't grade ANIWZCSdS.exe ("not sure about it").

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Best practices for resolving ANIWZCSdS issues

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