What is WLService.exe? Is WLService.exe spyware or a virus?

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Process name: WLService

Product: GEMTEKS WLService or Compact Wireless-G USB or Linksys Wireless-N USB or Linksys Wireless-N PCI or WUSB300NSvc or Linksys Dual Band Wireless-N

Support: Help link   Update link   Uninstall tool  

Company: GEMTEKS (gemtek.com.tw)

File: WLService.exe


The WLService.exe is installed as part of the drivers for the Wireless USB Adapter and the enhanced Wireless G USB Adapter, which communicate over the 802.11b and 802.11g wireless standards respectively. This process provides the additional configuration options when using any of these USB products like WEP encryption and low-power management.http://www.neuber.com/taskmanager/process/wlservice.exe.html 

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Users Opinions

Average user rating of WLService.exe: based on 29 votes. Read also the 23 reviews.

  • 1218 users ask for this file. 23 users rated it as not dangerous. 3 users rated it as not so dangerous. 2 users rated it as neutral. One user rated it as little bit dangerous.

All comments about WLService.exe:
Wireless LAN Monitor Pedro Sanches
Linksys Wireless Network Monitor  See also: Link John
I found this file in C:\Program Files\WUSB11 WLAN Monitor. I believe this folder is related to my LinkSys USB adapter. Gemtek appears to be a legitimate business, related to wireless products. Dale
Seems to be wireless Lan driver Steve Jones
It's supprts linksys wireless network. Look at the location of the file Kevin
Part of the Linksys Wireless-G USB Service Libby Ross
You'll need this if you have a linksys wireless usb device
Linksys WLAN monitor
Also Belkins Wireless LAN Monitor (non essential)
its a file in conjunction with LINKSYS Michael
It is a part of the linksys wireless suite
Makes most Linksys USB devices function properly. Normally uses less than 2MB of RAM in the processes, however, this process may be killed without losing a connection. You may want to do some research based on your device if you want the processes killed. Make a restore point (or a method of backup) before you do anything as a precaution. Nebcat
Part of my Linksys Wireless ethernet card barefooter
It's in my 3Com wireless directory. Think it belongs there Ivar
This file is a Linksys Monitor, also used by Belkin and some other knock-off brand WiFi Adapters. Shey
Essential for Linsys/Belkins Wireless Adapters. Tyler Blair
Wireless G PCI card Scott
Belkin Wireless USB Utility For Prism Chipsets Dex
linksys file for wireless lan greg
49,152 bytes in the C:\Program Files\Airlink101\AWLC3026T directory. Wireless service monitor for the Airlink 101 PC Card. The card will work without this program.  See also: Link gospelmidi
its for my wireless card laurie atkinson
Belkin Wireless Adapter  See also: Link notech
This is tied to various network adapters - including Belkin and Linksys. It's only installed when you run the EXE for the 'driver' installation and it is NOT needed if you use Windows Wireless Zero Config to manage your wireless device. Uninstall the wirelss manager (Linksys in my case) from the add/remove programs in control panel, and then install the driver from the 'directory' created (c:\Linksys Driver - in my case) and the device will work correctly MusicMeister - AKA Ed Spencer

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