wuauserv.dll - Is wuauserv.dll trojan, malware, or a virus?

what is wuauserv.dll?
Purpose of wuauserv.dll:



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: wuauserv.dll

File type:
Dll program - Files that have a dll extension are called modules/functions or programs loaded into memory.

Purpose of this file:
wuauserv.dll is a program most likely was already installed on your computer since the day you first purchased your computer. Always double check the disk location, as that will help verify if it is spyware or virus related, or if it is installed in the proper disk location. The disk location is shown below for you. This Wuauserv program is part of your Windows system, and it will run as a service in the background on your PC. This is most often found on Windows Vista and Windows 7 PC's. It is known as the Windows Update software, and it is part of the Microsoft Windows operating system. This file is considered safe and is not spyware, adware, or virus related software. Visit wuauserv.dll 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 wuauserv.dll location, where is it stored on my computer?
This file will be found on the c:\windows\ folder path.


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

  • Would you recommend that I remove wuauserv.dll?
        No, I would not remove this file.

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