wuauclt.exe - Is wuauclt.exe trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is wuauclt.exe?
Purpose of wuauclt.exe:



Process or task name:

Always double check your task spelling if you are concerned about spyware or viruses, as often they use similiar spelling for these windows processes and tasks: wuauclt.exe

File type:
Exe program - Files with an extension of "exe" are executable programs.

Purpose of this file:
Wuauclt.exe is a module that may have been preinstalled on your computer, as it may have arrived as preinstalled software. The exact folder location for this file is also listed below for you, always verify the file and location as spyware and virus writers often use similiar named files and place them elsewhere on your computer. This wuauclt.exe task is from Microsoft and is part of Windows, the purpose is to manage the Windows automatic updates. This will show in your tasklist when you press ctrl-alt-del. This will poll for updates occasionally and will help keep your Windows system patched, and this file is not considered to be spyware, malware, or virus related. Visit wuauclt.exe for complete information on this task or process. If you would like help on other tasks or processes, you can view the entire process and task directory here.

What is the wuauclt.exe location, where is it stored on my computer?
This program is located at : C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe


  • Is wuauclt.exe spyware?
        No, this windows task is not spyware.

  • Is this software task considered adware or malware?
        No, this windows task is not popup or adware related software.

  • Is wuauclt.exe considered a virus or trojan?
        No, this windows task is not a virus or trojan program.

  • Would you recommend that I remove wuauclt.exe?
        No, I would not remove this file.

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