wuauclt - wuauclt.exe

December 2016

wuauclt - wuauclt.exe

wuauclt.exe (wuauclt stands for Windows Update client for WindowsME) is a Windows Millenium generic process used for updating Windows Millenium via the Internet.

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).

It is a process which can be terminated. However, it may be the Trojan horse Troj/Cult-B. The following entry in the registry confirms that the Trojan is present:

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\
Microsoft auto update = WUAUCLT.EXE

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