What is wlansta.exe?
Wlansta.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if wlansta.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.
Wlansta.exe file information
The process known as WLAN Status Tray Applet or WLAN network adaptor Status Tray Applet or WLAN Configuration Utility belongs to software Wireless (version 802.11b LAN) or WLAN network adaptor or WLAN Configuration Utility or 802.11b WLAN by NETGEAR (www.netgear.com) or IEEE 802.11b or Red Inalambrica Local ADSL.
Description: Wlansta.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The file wlansta.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32.
Known file sizes on Windows 7/XP are 147,527 bytes (31% of all occurrences), 151,622 bytes and 4 more variants.
The wlansta.exe file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. The process starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run, HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders). The wlansta.exe file is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. Wlansta.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 52% dangerous; however you should also read the users reviews.
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If wlansta.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files", the security rating is 20% dangerous. The file size is 647,272 bytes. The program has a visible window. There is no file information. The wlansta.exe file is not a Windows core file. Wlansta.exe is able to record inputs.
External information from Paul Collins:
- "WLAN Status Tray Applet" is not required to run at start up. System Tray icon for checking the status of a Wireless LAN
Important: Some malware disguises itself as wlansta.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the wlansta.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.
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