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Every time this happens, wuauclt is running. I realize my post here isn't specifically helpful to solving the issue, I just want to get everyone pointed in the right direction, rather than having people waste countless hours preforming If you find it anywhere else then you should be suspicious for sure. I've disabled it both in the Control Panel Auto Updates and msconfig services.

The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 200,706bytes. Get rid of it! Eleven Even I have 2 filez: wuauclt1.exe 167kb and wuauclt.exe 113kb. See also: Link d3d I had it.

Its annoying when my server dials out when I dont want it to just because this file runs. Please follow our pre-posting process outlined here: http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...oval-help.html After running through all the steps, please post the requested logs in the Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help forum, not here. Heres a link that will explain what is happening to your system and some possible things you can do about it. What an obnoxious piece of software!

One more giant leap forward for Microsoft Ray It's a virus or trojan for sure. Get Zone Alarm Pro free at Mininova, . It is located in the Windows folder, but it is not a Windows core file. I do not now, and have never had auto-updates turned on.

Ryan Preston Not dangerous, Windows update program. Disabling Automatic Updates from Services seem to work and get rid of those errors but in long run not to update Windows aint so good. There are trojins that rename it and make use of it... We use data about you for a number of purposes explained in the links below.

and had never seen this process in taskman.... Lukos All I know is that whenever it's running, Internet Explorer fails to work, and when I kill the process, it starts to work. Keep it simple stupid. 08-25-2010, 09:30 PM #13 jrocker Registered Member Join Date: Aug 2010 Posts: 1 OS: XP I have had the same problem for about 2 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 DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command.

  1. I found it by reviewing my firewall logs.
  2. olrayt It wasnt causing me any problems, but I stopped the Automatic Updates service (also changed it's startup option to manual) and wuauclt.exe disappeared from task manager list.
  3. get started Process Library HomeProcess DirectoryBlogAboutHomeProcess DirectoryBlogAboutHomeProcess DirectoryBlogAbout wuaclt.exe Click here to run a scan if you are experiencing issues with this process.
  4. My firewall (Blackice )shows it running when I use application control.
  5. Problem Solved.
  6. Don`t know why, so I thnik it is a trojan MyWorld I have autoupdate turned off - Why is it trying to run?
  7. There are often multiple copies running at a time.
  8. An example would be "svchost.exe" - which doesn't appear in either under normal conditions but does via CTRL+ALT+DEL.
  9. Original file is MS Windows Update service.
  10. Therefore, before ending a task/process via CTRL+ALT+DEL just because it has an "X" recommendation, please check whether it's in MSCONFIG or the registry first.

It works with the Automatic update. Omnivorous i do not know what it is, but i tried ending it and it would just restart. Just don't know why it runs for a while on TaskMgr (after system is started/restarted) even if I have automatic updates turned off... Delete it there first (may also be in the prefetch dir) and then you can delete it from the system32 dir.

Reguards Patmark __________________ Sometimes its the simplist solution that fixes the problem. Kyle Garber MCSE/MCSA/MCME++/R54/55 It is preventing me from getting on the internet and making my system run slow when I do get on. Up pops the hourglass when I should be popping monsters. After deleting it, everything is running smoothly, including the automatic update process.

Wuauclt.exe is not malware related so long as it is in the proper place but it may appear as one because at times it may cause a spike in CPU and This file is running. At least the problem is being correctly understood, hopefully something will reveal itself soon. 08-17-2010, 12:49 AM #8 epgep Registered Member Join Date: Aug 2010 Posts: 5 OS: The web server is not returning a connection.

This file is 165 Kb, and wuauclt.exe is 112 Kb. Good Luck! Be careful what you get rid of, to avoid problems.

update process Very dangerouss!!

I end the process thru windows task mgr. I was reading on the internet and I've been coming across a ton of guides on how to remove wuauclt.exe as if it was malware!? according to "This is NOT Windows, on all versions after 9X, It'll mess up your Graphically intensive programs, mostly the ones that require video card access." is that possible this is Chris Pherson I had windows update turned off but this process was running.

System Tools SpeedUpMyPC PC Mechanic Toolbox ProcessQuicklink Copyright © 2004-2016 Uniblue. secureit its the windows update thing but it lags your comp when updating iamthebest We're obliged to have wuauclt checking for security updates but I've spoken to Microsoft about why it My firewall (Blackice )shows it running when I use application control. What led me to do all this research and ultimatly to this website was my self-reboot problems I was experiencing while connecting to servers through on-line computer games i.e.

I block it, but Windows Update is still working. However, I don't like yet another process running. Dean Seems to screw up any graphically intensive games. Unknow Windows Update file.

Mr. A program called TUT will suspend, terminate and delete it. So far, all I've been able to do in order to make the systems usable is disable wuauserv (which isn't really a solution). DELETE wuaucIt.exe but LEAVE wuauclt.exe FirebrathingDragon2 Dont Turn it off, same as wmiprsve.exe it is needed for system security.

Have disabled automatic updates, and so far computer has been running fine, with no evidence of wuauclt.exe running! It is not adware, people! WUAUCLT is you automatic update service Randy My Norton Antivirus picked up wuauclt.exe as having a virus. Need help?

you will have to manualy up date to XP SP3. Then, go to services and disable it. Sandeep Windows Updates in background :) neosocool I found two files under the name of wuauclt.exe, one said windows auto updater, the other said Windows update automatic updates, yeahm I think We recommend SecurityTaskManager for verifying your computer's security.

This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PCWorld. The wuaclt.exe file is not a Windows system file.