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See also: Link Shawn There are two in my XP SP1 system32 folder, both for automatically updating windows. Few minutes it disables itself. 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. you will have to manualy up date to XP SP3.

Dude Runs in backround when you have Auto-updates enabled. Rhonin It is needed for Windows Automatic Updates! Get smart Burton Its an automatic update process. Jill just a windows automatin update file.

dr92060 The original file from Microsoft gets placed in the Located at C:\WINDOWS\System32\wuauclt.exe . User opinion: dangerous Wuauclt.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs. Udaya Gammanpila This is not Malware, just a windows update program running in the background. AKCurt even if this file is stopped MS still downloads files to your system reagardless if you have automatic updates turned on or not - they can start it up when

  • that's a lot to be sending out there then, innit?
  • This is a background process which checks with the Microsoft website for updates to the operating system.
  • And using my internet connection in the background! (this stops when I stop the service).
  • Turning off auto update via control panel does not stop it from running.

Deleting it seems a bit extreme but it just seems to runs as it pleases otherwise. Therefore, you should check the wuauclt.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. The file that corresponds to this process is normally found in the directory "%%SystemRoot%\System32\wuauclt.exe" (where %systemroot% is usually C:\WINDOWS by default). Jerry So does anybody knows how to kill this program?

Found out a service called "BITS" (Background Intelligent Transfer Service, auto run when start up) which is the one busy downloading. I have a perfectly fine WinXP SP2 machine here, and Automatic Update is ON, and this process is NOT running on it. Stop the process right after the system starts and you will be fine. It can also be present in C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch and in C:\WINDOWS\System32\dllcache as well as the above mentioned directories.

But it stops cold all of my internet processes, including browser, VPN, and email. Whoot It keeps coming on even after I end the process. 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 These updates can help a user avoid stability issues and even security risks or system vulnerabilities.The Automatic update feature embedded on MS Windows can be manually turned on or off and

WUAUCLT.exe /detectnow is used to find a wsus server. justin contracted nasty virii after attempting to crack visual route 8.0 warning - VS8.0 crack = virus. It is not adware, people! If you want to kill it, just right click and choose kill process tree.

Have a thing about "auto" programs, especially if from microsoft... Dogon It is a windows update process..... E. I noticed this as a new active process.

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Willard - MCP/MCSE/SECURITY+ Its a Windows Update Muthu Kumar I ussually Have the service running whenever I have automatic Upfate turned on Fikky I have this process twice - one is xonegurlx The only thing "risky" about this file is having an anti-virus that loves to give false positives. one is a system 8940k the other user 7788k mem usage.

I have Zone Alarm Pro on my P4 and I have blocked Auto update from accessing the web.

The Guy^^ wuauclt.exe showed up in C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\My Documents\Oracle (or any file) Michael Rivera Killing this got rid of the annoying "We are going to force you to reboot your It kept freezing my OS often. Windows process that runs as a service. This may be a valid system file, but it can definitely be exploited.

Had SP2 running for a month or so but this is the first time I have noticed this strange behaviour. Will block traffic from Edonkey2000,computer will hang. No, it is not. God damn microsoft crap.

The file has a digital signature. In XP's system32 folder it created a subfolder called 'LastGood' with another wuauclt.exe and some other files. wuauclt.exe is a windows updater called from svchost.exe, while not a virus or spyware quite badly behaved, send info from your pc without asking and can(will) slow your computer down. A virus can name itself to wuaucilt.exe and appear to be the windows updater when infact you are getting screwed.

With ALL XP support Gone This File is only a patway for Microsoft to push For Update your OS Spam dan Now that XP MS support is ended, I i use winxp-sp2 and i have wuauclt.exe and wuauclt1.exe in my windows/system32/ folder. However, on one system it says the file is not found at the command prompt. However, writers of malware programs, such as viruses, worms, and Trojans deliberately give their processes the same file name to escape detection.

ShodaN Has been very malicious for me. The program is not visible. Maur I have Black Ice. I'm stopping this manually thru System Manager.

The lower-case version shows up twice on Task Manager, one using 576K and shown as used by me, the other 1140, used by SYSTEM, and using 1% CPU every few seconds. There are trojins that rename it and make use of it...