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VersionsAdditional versions

8.0.0.276 3.13%
8.0.0.259 3.13%
8.0.0.256 40.63%
8.0.0.256 28.13%
8.0.0.246 3.13%
8.0.0.240 3.13%
8.0.0.240 3.13%
8.0.0.232 3.13%
8.0.0.218 9.38%
8.0.0.208 3.13%

Relationships

Parent process
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ath_wlanagent.exe

Ath_Coex Application by Qualcomm Atheros (Signed)

Version:   8.0.0.218
MD5:   79bc44ff509c79d4e34ded3cd6efd92b
SHA1:   6644848d39d8b32023e0d9d8d1c320810f8efe18
SHA256:   e20385ac49bb1ba882a1eeeb57eb4ac2b1efd507c0254de6de5ad5161a8b0e7c

Overview

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).

DetailsDetails

File name:ath_wlanagent.exe
Publisher:Atheros
Product name: Ath_Coex Application
Description:Atheros Coex Service Application
Typical file path:C:\Program Files\qualcomm atheros\ath_wlanagent.exe
Original name:Ath_CoexAgent.exe
File version:8.0.0.218
Size:71.16 KB (72,864 bytes)
Certificate
Issued to:Qualcomm Atheros
Authority (CA):VeriSign
Effective date:Thursday, February 23, 2012
Expiration date:Monday, February 23, 2015
Digital DNA
PE subsystem:Windows Console
File packed:No
Code language:Microsoft Visual C++ 8.0
.NET CLR:No
More details

ResourcesPrograms

The following programs will install this file
Qualcomm Atheros
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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.

BehaviorsBehaviors

Service
Runs under 'SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services' by the Service Controller (services.exe)
  • 'ZAtheros Wlan Agent'

ResourcesResource utilization

(Note: statistics below are averages based on a minimum sample size of 200 unique participants)
Averages
 
CPU
Total CPU:0.00915667%
0.028634%
Kernel CPU:0.00611535%
0.013761%
User CPU:0.00304132%
0.014873%
Kernel CPU time:1,872,012 ms/min
100,923,805ms/min
Memory
Private memory:1.51 MB
21.59 MB
Private (maximum):4.38 MB
Private (minimum):3.72 MB
Non-paged memory:1.51 MB
21.59 MB
Virtual memory:42.19 MB
140.96 MB
Virtual memory (peak):44.19 MB
169.69 MB
Working set:3.73 MB
18.61 MB
Working set (peak):4.39 MB
37.95 MB
Resource allocations
Threads:7
12
Handles:117
600

BehaviorsProcess properties

Integrety level:System
Platform:32-bit
Command line:"C:\Program Files\atheros\ath_wlanagent.exe"
Owner:SYSTEM
Windows Service
Service name:ZAtheros Wlan Agent
Description:“Atheros agent for Wlan”
Type:Win32OwnProcess
Parent process:services.exe (Services and Controller app by Microsoft)

Windows OS versionsDistribution by Windows OS

OS versiondistribution
Windows 8 57.89%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.79%
Windows 8 Pro 15.79%
Windows 7 Home Premium 10.53%

Distribution by countryDistribution by country

United States installs about 52.63% of Ath_Coex Application.

OEM distributionDistribution by PC manufacturer

PC Manufacturerdistribution
Acer 80.00%
Dell 20.00%
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