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#1 solaris32

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 05:31 AM

[It was meant to be "how do I get rid of it?" lol]

I was looking at processes, and one of them was wuauclt.exe. I didn't know what it was so I looked it up here, and it says it's bad. How do I get rid of it? When I tell it to end process, it just comes back in a few secs. Also, under Bleep's startup list, I dont know which one it is, just that it's called wuauclt.exe under processes under task manager. I have many different antivirus software and such, and none of them have detected anything.

Edited by solaris32, 04 July 2007 - 05:33 AM.

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 06:05 AM

I don't think Wuauclt.exe is always bad.

A quick look on google turns up this. If it's located at C:\Windows\system32\wuauclt.exe and is 113,944 bytes in size then it's part of Windows automatic updates. If it doesn't match this then I would worry.

Find the file on your HDD and upload it at Jotti for analysis.
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Posted 04 July 2007 - 06:45 AM

The only wuauclt.exe in there is 53,080 bytes...

There's also a wuauclt1 in there that is 172,312 bytes, and they both claim to have been created in 2005, and my laptop is only 7 months old. Just thought I'd mention it. And it says it's a "windows update autoupdate client".
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Posted 04 July 2007 - 06:53 AM

Did you upload it at Jotti for analysis?
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Posted 04 July 2007 - 06:53 AM

Yes, and it detected nothing.
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Posted 04 July 2007 - 07:04 AM

I just had a look on my HDD (and I can't for the life of me think why I didn't do this earlier :thumbsup: ) and I have both the wuauclt files you have and they're the same size. So I wouldn't worry about it.
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Posted 04 July 2007 - 07:31 AM

Alright then, thanks :thumbsup:
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