wuauclt.exe – Here is the scoop on Cult Trojan as it pertains to computer network security. The big question: what is wuauclt.exe and is it spyware, a trojan and if so, how do I get rid of Cult Trojan?
wuauclt.exe (Cult Trojan) – Details
Many viruses will appear in the task list with the process name ‘wuauclt.exe’. One such example is the CultB trojan. You should treat this process with caution as it may be a virus.
wuauclt.exe is considered to be a security risk, not only because antivirus programs flag Cult Trojan as a virus, but also because a number of users have complained about its performance.
Cult Trojan is likely a virus and as such, presents a serious vulnerability which should be fixed immediately! Delaying further investigation of wuauclt.exe may cause serious harm to your system and will likely cause a number of problems, such as slow performance, loss of data or leaking private information to websites.
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This is really throwing the cat amongst the pigeons! In the majority of cases wuauclt.exe is just the harmless windows update client, and although, it does sometimes behave like a virus, in that it eats up loads of memory and respawns when killed. Be very careful in which processes you kill or delete, you may end up breaking windows if you mis-diagnose a legitimate program as a virus.
After a few weeks I found the problem using my System Mechanic. I have run the in-depth scan with Avast, and Malewarebytes without results. In a search I found it in three places. As long as I am able to run System Mechanic when I start up my computer I can shut is down, it is getting worse every day,but what is the remedy. I do not want to erase Windows-auto update. It appears to be doing exactly what is talked about here.
Thanks for the info here.
John Burgess, I agree it would be stupid for a virus to desquise itself as that. But the truth is that viruses dont care,yes it’s something for microsoft but there are a lot of microsoft files that can be vulnerable and disquised as a virus expecially soundmax software. Any for those i reccomend to download avast free antivirus and do a full in-depth scan just to make sure!
Isn’t this the client part of the windows update service? I can imagine a trojan etc trying to disguise itself as this, but I don’t think you should assume it’s necessarily or even probably malware.
how do i get rid of this process? every time i end the process or process tree or try to delete it, it pops back up using more memory than before.