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What is ath_wlanagent.exe?

Part of Ath_Coex Application by Atheros

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How does ath_wlanagent.exe run?

Service - ath_wlanagent.exe runs as a background Windows service called 'ZAtheros Wlan Agent' (ZAtheros Wlan Agent). This service runs as the SYSTEM account with extensive privileges on the local computer, and acts as the computer on the network. ZAtheros Wlan Agent runs as a program that can be started by the Service Controller and that obeys the service control protocol. This type of service runs in a process by itself.


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the ath_wlanagent.exe process running.Of the 0.1% of ath_wlanagent.exe users, 26.0% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is ath_wlanagent.exe?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
0.00003% CPU277.5%
Average CPU utilization across all programs is 0.00001%.
     1.32 MB RAM6.1%
Average private memory utilization across all programs is 21.53 MB.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Program Files\qualcomm atheros\ath_wlanagent.exe

Are there other versions of Ath_Coex Application?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8 Single Language (6.2.9200.0)

About Atheros

Qualcomm Atheros is a developer of semiconductors for network communications, particularly wireless chipsets. Founded under the name Atheros in 1998 by experts More...
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File details

File name: ath_wlanagent.exe
Publisher: Atheros (verified)
Name: Ath_Coex Application
Description: Atheros Coex Service Application
Size: 79.63 KB
Original file name: Ath_CoexAgent.exe

Digital certificate

Issued to: Qualcomm Atheros
Certificate authority: VeriSign
Effective date: 2/23/2012
Expiration date: 2/23/2015

Resource utilization

CPU utilization averages
Total CPU: 0.0000453880%
Privileged CPU: 0.0000176374%
User CPU: 0.00002775062545%
Privileged CPU time: 218.75 ms
Privileged CPU time /min: 0 ms
CPU cycle count: 1,220,536,633
CPU cycle count /min: 538,371
Memory utilization averages
Committed memory: 30.54 MB
Peak committed memory: 34.32 MB
Paged memory: 1.32 MB
Peak paged memory: 1.6 MB
Paged system memory: 55.35 KB
Non-paged system memory: 7.63 KB
Working set memory: 4.23 MB
Peak working set memory: 4.36 MB
Min working set memory: 4.23 MB
Private memory: 1.32 MB
Page faults: 2,559
Page faults /min: 1
Handle count average: 91
Thread count average: 5
Thread resource averages

Process details

Runs as (owner): System
Integrety level: System
Windows platform: 64-bit
Runs as a service: Yes
Parent Process
Process Command
"C:\Program Files\Dell Wireless\Ath_WlanAgent.exe"

Service details

Name: ZAtheros Wlan Agent
Service type: Win32OwnProcess
Description: “Atheros agent for Wlan”

Image hashes

MD5: 7ae00fe0a9a586da6712458fbf10b3b1
SHA-1: a37cf96cba6e34286854fb07b23f384a436b366b

PE image details

Subsystem: Windows Console
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C++ 8.0
File packed: No
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