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#1 krip2454


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Posted 10 September 2010 - 03:05 AM

Once my PC has started up - eventually, I noticed that it was running a process which wouldn't allow me to perform any functions whilst this was going on. On checking the Task Manager, I noticed that a process labelled 'wuauclt.exe -SYSTEM' was using a lot of memory doing whatever it was doing. This could go on for around twenty minutes until it eventually settles down and I was able to use the PC with no further problems.
I know that there is a trojan of this name, but I am concerned that this may be a legitimate system file which I would not want to remove. :flowers:
Any help would be greatly appreciated as this is driving me nuts :thumbsup:

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Posted 10 September 2010 - 08:51 AM

wuauclt.exe is a Windows Auto Update Client.

wuauclt.exe is a legitimate system process that is located at C:\Windows\System32, but there are cases when wuauclt.exe is actually a disguised virus, Trojan or a worm. If you find this in a different location you should post this topic in the Am I Infected forum.

Edited by dc3, 10 September 2010 - 08:55 AM.

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