What is the "wuauclt.exe" ?

Our database contains 34776 different files for filename wuauclt.exe . You can also check most distributed file variants with name wuauclt.exe. This files most often belongs to product Microsoft® Windows® Operating System. and were most often developed by company Microsoft Corporation. This files most often have description Windows Update. Agregate rating is 5(5) stars - based on 34 reviews.This is executable file. You can find it running in Task Manager as the process wuauclt.exe.

This file is the genuine Windows update client - part of  Automatic Updates system from Microsoft, used to check for available updates (for the various versions of the MS Windows platform). The Windows update service can be automatic (checking the available updates for home installations on the Microsoft Update Service server) on set by network admins. More info about the service can be found here : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/bb332157.aspx

"Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) enables information technology administrators to deploy the latest Microsoft product updates to computers that are running the Windows operating system. By using WSUS, administrators can fully manage the distribution of updates that are released through Microsoft Update to computers in their network."

More info about problems with this file on http://support.microsoft.com/kb/312477

This article lists the recommended steps to solve Windows Update, Microsoft Update a Windows Server Update Services problems : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906602


wuauclt.exe Process

File details of most used file with name "wuauclt.exe"

Product:
Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Company:
Microsoft Corporation
Description:
Windows Update
Version:
7.6.7600.256
MD5:
2e0b0a051ffaa86e358465bb0880d453
SHA1:
5f57258ab4137f58d499aa98645c7bace28fd573
SHA256:
493cf6150de95b269727631d50fe21405a41e449c4ff43e94f93d27559ea5624
Size:
53784
Directory:
C:\Windows\System32
Operating System:
Windows 7
Occurence:
High oc2
Digital Signature:
Microsoft Windows Component Publisher

Is the Process "wuauclt.exe" Safe or Threat ?

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91% of reviewed files are marked as Safe .
9% of reviewed files are marked as Threat .
14% of reviewed files are marked as System file.
Latest new variant of the file with name "wuauclt.exe" was discovered yesterday. Our database contains 285 variants of the file "wuauclt.exe" with final rating Safe and 16 variants with final rating Threat . Final ratings are based on file reviews, discovered date, users occurence and antivirus scan results.
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Filename "wuauclt.exe" is used by Microsoft Windows System files. Many threats uses filenames of System Processes to camouflage itself. You should consider suspected any file which uses system filename and is not stored in system directory or has invalid file version information. Correct system file contains full file version information from Microsoft.

User Reviews of the "wuauclt.exe"

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Reviews for all files with name "wuauclt.exe"

  • SAFErating from user Jojogunn69 for file C:\Windows\System32\wuauclt.exe (Variant: 34921861)

    This is the real Windows update client!!!

  • SAFErating from user abcd for file C:\Windows\System32\wuauclt.exe

  • SAFErating from user Sabrina01 for file C:\Windows\System32\wuauclt.exeflag de

  • SAFErating from user maclay for file C:\Windows\System32\wuauclt.exeflag ru

  • SAFErating from user martrr for file C:\Windows\System32\wuauclt.exeflag ru

  • SAFErating from user Denis for file C:\Windows\System32\wuauclt.exe

  • SAFErating from user MikeOne for file C:\Windows\System32\wuauclt.exe (Variant: 10403891)

    This file is the genuine Windows update client - part of Automatic Updates system from Microsoft, used to check for available updates (for the various versions of the MS Windows platform). The Windows update service can be automatic (checking the available updates for home installations on the Microsoft Update Service server) on set by network admins. More info about the service can be found here : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/bb332157.aspx "Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) enables information technology administrators to deploy the latest Microsoft product updates to computers that are running the Windows operating system. By using WSUS, administrators can fully manage the distribution of updates that are released through Microsoft Update to computers in their network." More info about problems with this file on http://support.microsoft.com/kb/312477 This article lists the recommended steps to solve Windows Update, Microsoft Update a Windows Server Update Services problems : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906602

  • SAFErating from user MikeOne for file C:\Windows\System32\wuauclt.exe (Variant: 19436061)

    This file is the genuine Windows update client - part of Automatic Updates system from Microsoft, used to check for available updates (for the various versions of the MS Windows platform). The Windows update service can be automatic (checking the available updates for home installations on the Microsoft Update Service server) on set by network admins. More info about the service can be found here : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/bb332157.aspx
    "Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) enables information technology administrators to deploy the latest Microsoft product updates to computers that are running the Windows operating system. By using WSUS, administrators can fully manage the distribution of updates that are released through Microsoft Update to computers in their network."
    More info about problems with this file on http://support.microsoft.com/kb/312477
    This article lists the recommended steps to solve Windows Update, Microsoft Update a Windows Server Update Services problems : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906602

  • SAFErating from user MikeOne for file C:\Windows\WinSxS\x86_microsoft-windows-w..wsupdateclient-core_31bf3856ad364e35_7.8.9200.16548_none_4e45f94ebe86ed6d\wuauclt.exe (Variant: 19527545)

    This file is the genuine Windows update client - part of Automatic Updates system from Microsoft, used to check for available updates (for the various versions of the MS Windows platform). The Windows update service can be automatic (checking the available updates for home installations on the Microsoft Update Service server) on set by network admins. More info about the service can be found here : http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/windowsserver/bb332157.aspx
    "Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) enables information technology administrators to deploy the latest Microsoft product updates to computers that are running the Windows operating system. By using WSUS, administrators can fully manage the distribution of updates that are released through Microsoft Update to computers in their network."
    More info about problems with this file on http://support.microsoft.com/kb/312477 This article lists the recommended steps to solve Windows Update, Microsoft Update a Windows Server Update Services problems : http://support.microsoft.com/kb/906602

  • SAFErating from user Mindconnect2020 for file C:\Windows\System32\wuauclt.exe (Variant: 10407297)

    it's safe, but VERY annoying. After you have installed WIN-Updates, every 10 min. it annoyes you to restart. - BAD, BAD windows: You can't finish yor work or your downloads!

  • SAFErating from user Elemen for file C:\Windows\System32\wuauclt.exe

  • SAFErating from user Masterlink for file C:\Windows\System32\wuauclt.exe (Variant: 506613)

    Part of Windows Update

  • SAFErating from user Admin for file C:\Windows\System32\wuauclt.exe (Variant: 699623)

    Part of Windows Update.

  • SAFErating from user Admin for file C:\Windows\System32\wuauclt.exe (Variant: 501996)

    File belongs to Windows Update

  • SAFErating from user gerardwil for file C:\Windows\System32\wuauclt.exe

  • SAFErating from user houteng for file C:\Windows\System32\wuauclt.exe

  • SAFErating from user UPieper for file C:\Windows\System32\wuauclt.exe

  • THREATrating from user MikeOne for file C:\Windows\System32\wuauclt.exe (Variant: 97630)

    Windows Update Automatic Updates, used to check for available updates (for the various versions of the MS Windows platform). In this MD5 version, this file was marked by most antiviruses as Trojan.Generic virus. Remove it from Your computer. Scan is recommended. Check the MD5 hash and file location, there can more files with this name.

  • SAFErating from user a for file C:\Windows\System32\wuauclt.exe (Variant: 387)

    Might creat some problems but not using it will create loads of problems.

  • SAFErating from user MikeOne for file C:\Windows\System32\wuauclt.exe (Variant: 61)

    Windows Update Automatic Updates, used to check for available updates (for the various versions of the MS Windows platform). More info about problems with this file on http://support.microsoft.com/kb/312477. This file is safe, was not marked as a threat or virus-containing application by any antivirus software. Check the MD5 hash, there can be more versions of this file.

  • SAFErating from user Anonymous for file C:\Windows\System32\wuauclt.exe

  • THREATrating from user MikeOne for file C:\Windows\System32\wuauclt.exe (Variant: 78744)

    Generally, this file is an autoUpdate Client of Windows Update and is used to check for available updates (for the various versions of the MS Windows platform). More info about problems with this file on http://support.microsoft.com/kb/312477 In this MD5 version, this file was marked by some antiviruses as Artemis / Trojan virus. Remove it from Your computer. Scan is recommended. Check the MD5 hash and file location, there can more files with this name.

  • SAFErating from user CCW for file C:\Windows\System32\wuauclt.exe (Variant: 11165)

    Part of: Windows 7 64-bit Fileversion: 7.3.7600.16385 (win7_rtm.090713-1255)

  • SAFErating from user Admin for file C:\Windows\System32\wuauclt.exe