Description: "Wlanext.exe" is an important part of Windows, but often causes problems (can be infected). Wlanext.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder.
It is the Windows LAN program for your Wireless Networking program.
Try the following methods:
Boot the computer in safe mode with networking and check if the issue persists.
( Safe Mode instructions are also at the top of Windows 8 section of this forum )
Let’s boot the computer in Safe Mode and check if issue reappears. Safe mode is a diagnostic mode that starts your computer in a limited state.
Only the basic files and drivers necessary to run Windows are started. The words Safe Mode appear in the corners of your monitor to identify which Windows mode you’re using.
If issue does not appear in safe mode, there could be possibility of some background programs conflicting with the smooth running of the computer.
To help troubleshoot error messages and other issues, you can start computer by using a minimal set of drivers and startup programs. This kind of startup is known as a "clean boot". A clean boot helps eliminate software conflicts.
How to perform a clean boot in Windows
Refer the following article to download and install Windows Defender Offline and check if it helps.
What is Windows Defender Offline?
Please run these simple programs, and Copy and Paste the logs from them..
Download Screen317 Security Check from Here or Here and save it to your Desktop.
- Double-click SecurityCheck.exe
- Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box.
- A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt
- Please Copy/Paste the contents of that document.
Note 1:: If any security program requests permission to access the Internet, ignore it and allow it to
Please download MiniToolBox to desktop to run it.
Checkmark the following boxes:
- List content of Hosts
- List last 10 Event Viewer log
- List Installed Programs
- List Users, Partitions and Memory size
Click Go and Copy / Paste the result. (result.txt)
Also - Please post a snapshot with Speccy for more system details
How to Publish a snapshot with Speccy <<-- Full Directions Here (only Copy / Paste the link)
Thank You -