Should I block it?
No, this file is 100% safe to run.
Ath_Coex Application by Qualcomm Atheros (Signed)
ath_wlanagent.exe runs as a service under the name ZAtheros Wlan Agent with extensive SYSTEM privileges (full administrator access). It is installed with a couple of know programs including Qualcomm Atheros WiFi Driver Installation published by Qualcomm Atheros and Qualcomm Atheros WiFi Driver Installation published by Qualcomm Atheros. The file is digitally signed by Qualcomm Atheros which was issued by the VeriSign certificate authority (CA).
|Product name:|| Ath_Coex Application|
|Description:||Atheros Coex Service Application|
|Typical file path:||C:\Program Files\qualcomm atheros\ath_wlanagent.exe|
|Size:||71.16 KB (72,864 bytes)|
|Issued to:||Qualcomm Atheros|
|Effective date:||Thursday, February 23, 2012|
|Expiration date:||Monday, February 23, 2015|
|PE subsystem:||Windows Console|
|Code language:||Microsoft Visual C++ 8.0|
The following programs will install this file
The Qualcomm Atheros WiFi Driver is the software driver for the WiFi NICs. It is a program used to communicate from the Windows PC OS to the device. This software is required in most cases for the hardware device to function properly. In most cases, drivers come with Windows or can be found by going to Windows Update in Control Panel and checking for updates as well as downloaded from the Qualcomm Atheros support website.
Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' by the Service Controller (services.exe)
(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
|Kernel CPU time:||1,872,012 ms/min|
|Private memory:||1.51 MB|
|Private (maximum):||4.38 MB|
|Private (minimum):||3.72 MB|
|Non-paged memory:||1.51 MB|
|Virtual memory:||42.19 MB|
|Virtual memory (peak):||44.19 MB|
|Working set:||3.73 MB|
|Working set (peak):||4.39 MB|
|Command line:||"C:\Program Files\atheros\ath_wlanagent.exe"|
|Service name:||ZAtheros Wlan Agent|
|Description:||“Atheros agent for Wlan”|
|Parent process:||services.exe (Services and Controller app by Microsoft)|
Distribution by Windows OS
|Windows 7 Ultimate
|Windows 8 Pro
|Windows 7 Home Premium
Distribution by country
United States installs about 52.63% of Ath_Coex Application.
Distribution by PC manufacturer