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wuauclt.exe - Microsoft Windows Update Client

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The following Potential Threat is posed by wuauclt.exe:

  • If the wuauclt.exe file is found in a directory other than C:\WINDOWS\System32\, there is a possible Trojan infection.
  • If multiple wuauclt.exe instances of are running on your PC, this is a possible indicator of a virus or Trojan attack.

Information about the wuauclt.exe process

wuauclt.exe is the Windows Update AutoUpdate service, which checks at regular intervals, whether the Microsoft Update Server has offered updates for Windows operating system and Windows based soft and hardware. The Windows Update settings can be found in the Control Panel. There you will also find deactivation of automatic updates, which prevents automatic start of wuauclt.exe.

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