Is mwlgui.exe safe or is this task spyware?



Purpose of mwlgui.exe:









File purpose and description:

MWLGui.exe is a file which was most likely on your computer the day you first acquired it. It may have also been installed on your computer by you at some time after you purchased it. The actual hard drive folder is also listed below, always verify where its located on your hard drive, as this makes sure it is not spyware, adware, or virus related and simply placed elsewhere on your computer, and using the same name in an attempt to fool you. This MWLGui.exe program file is found in your system startup in the registry run key. This file is part of the Mcafee anti-virus and anti-spyware related security package, and it is part of their wireless home network security software. This file is considered safe, and is not considered trojan, spyware, or virus related software. (See the details below for the actual location of this file.)

Actual file or task name: (Note that you can view the entire list here)
mwlgui.exe

File type:
This is an executable program.

File or folder location:
This file will be found at: C:\Program Files\Mcafee\MWL\MWLGui.exe /Start


General information:
Be aware that many tasks will be similiar names to existing tasks or processes. You can always view the running tasks on your computer by pressing ctrl-alt-del to view the windows "task manager", and then view the "processes" tab. This will show you all tasks running or currently active on your PC. Although this shows you all running tasks, it does not show dll file thats are loaded, as they get loaded as part of other processes. Many spyware writers attempt to hide their files on your computer, for example, mwlgui.exe may be intentionally misspelled to look like a similiar task, or spyware may be named very similiar to a Windows system task. The reason they do this is so you cannot easily recognize the name in your tasklist as I have mentioned above. Make sure always check the location of the file if you are concerned. You can always find the location of mwlgui.exe on your computer by using your Windows search options, but I will also try to list the file location of every file described on this website, so you can verify the correct location. You can view the entire tasklist directory with the link below.

Jump to the entire processes list here!