Author Topic: wuauclt.exe  (Read 3706 times)

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z-vet

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wuauclt.exe
« on: May 01, 2004, 11:30:52 PM »
Hi,all.
I found a process called wuauclt.exe,and tried to find something about in Google search.I get two results and both are very strange:
http://www.liutilities.com/products/wintaskspro/processlibrary/wuauclt/ - it was no problem if i had a WindowsMe installed,but i have Windows XP.
http://www.sophos.com/virusinfo/analyses/trojcultb.html - saying it is a trojan,but firewall and avast! both have no problem with it.
I have Windows XP SP2 RC1 installed and automatic updates are on.I can believe that the process is automatic updates,but wtf sophos are talking about?

whocares

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Re:wuauclt.exe
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2004, 02:41:15 PM »
Hi,

it's also found legally in XP and 2000:
http://www.reger24.de/prozesse/wuauclt.exe.php

 Windows Update Client (comes with ServicePack 3 for Windows 2000).
Also found in Windows ME and Windows XP...

check the file with Onlinescanners from Trend & KAV (see below) and www.ravantivirus.com

you could also run a system file check with
start -> Run -> SFC /scanonce [Return]

first: right-click the file, and see if the properties, version info and dates/size sound ok..




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« Last Edit: May 02, 2004, 02:54:13 PM by whocares »