What is AUC Autostart.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the AUC Autostart.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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AUC Autostart.exe file information

The process known as AUC or Automatic Update Client belongs to software Automatic Update Client by unknown.

Description: AUC Autostart.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. The AUC Autostart.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 99,328 bytes (59% of all occurrences), 97,792 bytes, 67,072 bytes, 97,280 bytes or 98,816 bytes. 
The process has no file description. The program has no visible window. It is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 56% dangerous.

Uninstalling this variant: If you encounter difficulties with AUC Autostart.exe, you can also do the following:

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as AUC Autostart.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the AUC Autostart.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


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Best practices for resolving AUC Autostart issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with AUC Autostart. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the AUC Autostart.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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