What is wuauboot.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 wuauboot.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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Wuauboot.exe file information

More precise details about what the process belongs to are not available. This is partly because the author is not identified.

Description: Wuauboot.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Wuauboot.exe is located in a not unambiguous folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 0 bytes. 
The wuauboot.exe file is a file with no information about its developer. Note: File does not exist any longer. The wuauboot.exe file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. The software starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). Wuauboot.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 60% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as wuauboot.exe. Therefore, you should check the wuauboot.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.


User Comments

sounds like virus or spyware
Ist definitiv eine Win ME- Datei und wird für die Updates benötigt. Aber wer ebnutzt denn heute noch das von MS als Stiefkind behandelte und auch so funktionierende ME???? .

Summary: Average user rating of wuauboot.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks wuauboot.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user suspects danger.

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Best practices for resolving wuauboot issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with wuauboot. 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 wuauboot.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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