This is a valid program, but it is up to you whether or not you want it to run on startup.
Whether or not you need to run this program on startup must be decided by you. If you feel that you want this program starting automatically
so that you have it available as needed, then do not disable it. The following information is a brief description of what is known about this file. If you require f
urther assistance for this file, feel free to ask about in the forums.
NETGEAR WG311v2 Smart Configuration
"C:\Program Files\NETGEAR\WPN311\wlancfg5.exe" /HIDE
This is Netgear's program for running it's wireless network cards. This program can also configure your wireless settings and monitor your throughput. If you prefer the way Windows handles wireless access, this program is not necessary to run.
This startup entry is started automatically from an entry in your Startup folder in the Start Menu.
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This is NOT a list of tasks/processes taken from Task Manager or
the Close Program window (CTRL+ALT+DEL) but a list of startup applications,
although you will find some of them listed via this method. Pressing CTRL+ALT+DEL identifies programs
that are currently running - not necessarily at startup.
Therefore, before ending a task/process via CTRL+ALT+DEL just because it has an "X" recommendation,
please check whether it's in MSCONFIG or the registry first.
An example would be "svchost.exe" - which doesn't appear in either under normal conditions but does via CTRL+ALT+DEL.
If in doubt, don't do anything.