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What is wlanext.exe?

Part of Besturingssysteem Microsoft® Windows® by Microsoft

(wlanext.exe is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How does wlanext.exe run?

Process - wlanext.exe is an instance of a running program. This 64-bit program executes with the privileges as the currently logged in user account. wlanext.exe is executed by the process svchost.exe (Host Process for Windows Services by Microsoft).


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.5% of all Boost users have the wlanext.exe process running.Of the 0.5% of wlanext.exe users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How stable is Besturingssysteem Microsoft® Windows®?
Based on crash data discovered by Boost, stability is a measure of how sound this particular process and the average percent of times it crashes.
Typical program1.26%
How resource intensive is wlanext.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00012% CPU1231.9%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
          2.57 MB RAM11.9%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
 2 /min0.1%
Average I/O read and write operations for all programs is 2,253 per minute.
Typical file (disk image) location:

What modules are loaded?

A module is a dynamic link library (DLL) or an executable file that is loaded into the process. Below is a list of non-system modules that are loaded by Besturingssysteem Microsoft® Windows®.

What else is related?

Besturingssysteem Microsoft® Windows® Stability

wlanext.exe crashes or has encountered a critical error 0.8900% of the time.
Error: Stopped working (BEX64)
Occurred: over 3 months ago
Error: Werkt niet meer (BEX64)
Occurred: over 6 months ago
Error: Werkt niet meer (BEX64)
Occurred: over 6 months ago

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Pro with Media Center (6.2.9200.0)
Windows 8 Single Language (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: wlanext.exe
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Besturingssysteem Microsoft® Windows®
Description: Windows Wireless LAN 802.11 Extensibility Framework
Version: 6.2.9200.16384 (win8_rtm.120725-1247)
Product version: 6.2.9200.16384
Size: 96 KB
Original file name: wlanext.exe.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0002465710%
Privileged CPU: 0.0001233850%
User CPU: 0.00012318607120%
Privileged CPU time: 437401044.86 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 1 ms
CPU cycle count: 188,560,375
CPU cycle count /min: 1,857,574
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 56.8 MB
Peak committed memory: 57.85 MB
Paged memory: 2.57 MB
Peak paged memory: 2.68 MB
Paged system memory: 110 KB
Non-paged system memory: 14.71 KB
Working set memory: 5.51 MB
Peak working set memory: 7.94 MB
Min working set memory: 4.42 MB
Private memory: 2.57 MB
Page faults: 4,664
Page faults /min: 4
Process I/O averages
Total read operations: 244
Read operations /min: 1
Total read transfer: 801.65 KB
Read transfer /min: 557 Bytes
Total write operations: 2
Write operations /min: 1
Total write transfer: 922 Bytes
Write transfer /min: 0 Bytes
Other operations /min: 3
Other Transfer /min: 977 Bytes
Handle count average: 221
Thread count average: 10
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): User
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Parent Processes
Child Processes
Process Commands
C:\Windows\system32\WLANExt.exe 905115454336
C:\Windows\System32\WLANExt.exe 1082622204784
C:\Windows\System32\WLANExt.exe 159050414912
C:\Windows\System32\WLANExt.exe 967822277184
C:\Windows\system32\WLANExt.exe 37231446928

Image hashes

MD5: 1aaeb6ad9845b06369bb7de2c1277b66
SHA-1: 9a46be7bbf6fea5258d2e91631d78498f103ab4c
SHA-256: f43d5ddfc1c9fbfb8fe5ac3c311fa0a248595ac845f9d84c4f0c998766f8c05c

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
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