AirGCFG.exe – File Information
The airGCFG.exe process is associated with the Airplus Wireless Router driver from D-link. By default, the airGCFG.exe file is located in a subfolder of C:\Program Files.
The most common size of the airGCFG.exe file is 1,236,992 bytes. You may also find this file in 1,228,800, 1,245,184, 1,544,192, 2,715,648, 1,216,512, 2,711,552, 1,880,064, 25,600 bytes sizes.
By default, the airGCFG.exe process loads automatically every time you start your system.
Is airGCFG.exe an essential process?
Yes, it is. If you are using Airplus Wireless Router, we recommend that you do not terminate this process. Terminating this process may prevent your router from functioning properly.
AirGCFG.exe – Entry not found error after Windows XP SP3 upgrade
When you start your Windows XP computer after upgrading it from Service Pack 2 (SP2) to Service Pack 3 (SP3), you may receive the following error message:
“AirGCFG.exe – Entry Point Not Found. The procedure entry point apsGetInterfacecount could not be located in the dynamic link library wlanapi.dll.”
Cause of the Error
This airGCFG.exe error is a result of a conflict between the new version of wlanapi.dll introduced with XP Service Pack 3 and airGCFG.exe, the D-link monitoring file.
You can use either of the following methods to fix this problem.
Method 1 – Update the Drivers
To resolve the airGCFG.exe error, download and install the latest device driver for your wireless network adapter from the D-Link website.
If you find it difficult to locate the best driver and want to automate the process of downloading and installing new drivers, you may use an advanced driver scanner tool, such as Driver Finder.
Run Driver Finder after installing Windows XP Service Pack 3 to make it search for and install new drivers for your wireless network adapter.
Method 2 – Remove airGCFG.exe from the Startup Items list
Note: Removing the airGCFG.exe process from the list of startup programs list does not have any adverse affect on the functionality of your D-link Network Interface Card.
To remove airGCFG.exe from the Startup Items list, perform the steps illustrated below:
- Open the Start menu and then select the Run command.
- Next, type the msconfig command in the Open box and press Enter.
- Next, click the Startup tab in the System Configuration Utility dialog box.
- Clear the checkbox before airGCFG.exe under the Startup Item list.
- Next, click Apply to save your changes and then click OK to close the System Configuration Utility dialog box.
- Finally, restart your computer.
Note: If you do not see the airGCFG.exe process in the Startup Item list, using the msconfig command, you may download the Windows Defender program to stop airGCFG.exe from loading automatically at system startup. To download or to know more about this free program, log on to the Microsoft web site.
Is airGCFG.exe a safe process?
Yes, the true airGCFG.exe is a safe process. However, malware programs, such as viruses, worms, adware and spyware are known to give their malicious processes the same or similar names as existing legitimate processes. To ensure no unsolicited process is running on your system, we recommend that you schedule regular malware scans on your system using reliable antimalware tools, such as STOPzilla Antivirus and Spyware Cease.