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What is wlanpref.dll?

Part of Wireless Preferred Networks by Microsoft

(wlanpref.dll is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How is wlanpref.dll loaded?

Approved shell extension - wlanpref.dll has a CLSID (globally unique identifier) of {1FA9085F-25A2-489B-85D4-86326EEDCD87} with and identifier of Manage Wireless Networks. When the system detects that the user is downloading an external program that runs as part of the Windows user interface, the system searches for a digital certificate or requests that the user approve the action. If you enable this policy, Windows only starts approved programs.
Scheduled task - wlanpref.dll is launched automatically by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\WirelessLanAdhocCleanup'. Task Scheduler provides the ability to schedule the launch of programs or scripts at pre-defined times or after specified time intervals or even with event-based triggers.
Scheduled tasks startup - wlanpref.dll is launched automatically when a user logs into Windows by registering itself into the Windows Task Scheduler under the task name '\WirelessLanAdhocCleanupOnLogon'. With Scheduled Tasks, any script, program, or document can be configured to run when a user logs into the PC. These tasks start every time that Windows is booted and runs in the background.
Wireless Preferred Networks is loaded by:


What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.1% of all Boost users have the wlanpref.dll file.Of the 0.1% of wlanpref.dll users, less than 1% have disabled it.
Typical file (disk image) location:

Are there other versions of Wireless Preferred Networks?

Why are multiple of the same versions listed?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Windows 8.1 (6.2.9200.0)

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File details

File name: wlanpref.dll
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Wireless Preferred Networks
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 6.3.9600.16384 (winblue_rtm.130821-1623)
Product version: 6.3.9600.16384
Size: 707.5 KB
Original file name: wlanpref.dll.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Approved shell extension details

CLSID: {1FA9085F-25A2-489B-85D4-86326EEDCD87}
Command: Manage Wireless Networks

Scheduled task details

Name: \WirelessLanAdhocCleanupOnLogon

Scheduled tasks startup details

Name: \WirelessLanAdhocCleanupOnLogon

Image hashes

MD5: 0ff61f5cc739e7d5b12bd7c6c36785c2
SHA-1: acdca1ce272c1ff31d1b9f282c8278fb6c8658b7

PE image details

File entropy: 6.57951
File packed: No
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