What is jswpbapi.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the jswpbapi.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Jswpbapi.exe file information

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Jswpbapi.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as JumpStart PushButton Service or PushButton Service belongs to software Jumpstart Installation Program or NETGEAR WNA1100 (version N150 Wireless USB Adapter) or QSS Installation Program or NETGEAR WNA1100 wireless USB (version 2.0 driver) or JumpStart by Atheros Communications ( or Wireless.

Description: Jswpbapi.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Jswpbapi.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files (x86)"—in most cases C:\Program Files (x86)\Jumpstart\ or C:\Program Files (x86)\TP-LINK\QSS\. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 265,216 bytes (54% of all occurrences), 188,416 bytes or 241,664 bytes. 
The process runs as background service jswpbapi. The service provides push-button support for JumpStart using Wi-Fi Protected Setup.
The program has no visible window. The jswpbapi.exe file is not a Windows system file. Jswpbapi.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 42% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: You can uninstall the program NETGEAR WNA1100 N150 Wireless USB Adapter or Jumpstart Installation Program, or ask the software vendor for support. Click on NETGEAR WNA1100 N150 Wireless USB Adapter or Jumpstart Installation Program in Windows Control Panel (Software or Programs section) to uninstall it.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as jswpbapi.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the jswpbapi.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Best practices for resolving jswpbapi issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with jswpbapi. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the jswpbapi.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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