This is a valid program that is required to run at startup.
This program is required to run on startup in order to benefit from its functionality or so that the program will work. The following information is a brief description of what is known about this file. If you require further assistance for this file, feel free to ask about in the forums.
AEGIS Protocol (IEEE 802.1x) v<version number>
Developed by Meetinghouse Data Communications since acquired by Cisco
, this file was often preinstalled on computers with wireless cards or installed with wireless card driver updates. This file is part of the authentication and security aspect of wireless connections on a local area network. If you do not use wireless, you may uninstall the AEGIS Protocol software.
Samples of the name with specific version numbers:
AEGIS Protocol (IEEE 802.1x) v126.96.36.199
AEGIS Protocol (IEEE 802.1x) v188.8.131.52
AEGIS Protocol (IEEE 802.1x) v184.108.40.206
This startup entry is a Windows Driver. A driver is a program, that when started, allows Windows to communicate with specific hardware or virtual devices that are installed on your computer. Therefore, if you disable a Windows Driver, the piece of hardware that it was designed to work with may no longer work or have limited functionality.
AEGIS Protocol (IEEE 802.1x) v
%System% is a variable that refers to the Windows System folder. By default this is C:\Windows\System for Windows 95/98/ME, C:\Winnt\System32 for Windows NT/2000, or C:\Windows\System32 for Windows XP/Vista/7.
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