How to remove the wuaucldt virus

Most antivirus programs identify wuaucldt.exe as malware—such as Kaspersky identifies it as Backdoor.Win32.HareBot.bkj or Packed.Win32.Katusha.o, and F-Secure identifies it as Gen:Variant.FakeAV.11.

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Wuaucldt.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with wuaucldt
Wuaucldt.exe process in Windows Task Manager

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Description: Wuaucldt.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. Wuaucldt.exe is located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 33,280 bytes (10% of all occurrences), 60,928 bytes and 26 more variants. 
The wuaucldt.exe file is not a Windows system file. There is no description of the program. The program is not visible. The file is an unknown file in the Windows folder. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: MACHINE\Run, Run, DEFAULT\Run). Wuaucldt.exe is able to manipulate other programs and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 79% dangerous.

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Important: You should check the wuaucldt.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 wuaucldt issues

The following programs have also been shown useful for a deeper analysis: Security Task Manager examines the active wuaucldt process on your computer and clearly tells you what it is doing. Malwarebytes' well-known anti-malware tool tells you if the wuaucldt.exe on your computer displays annoying ads, slowing it down. This type of unwanted adware program is not considered by some antivirus software to be a virus and is therefore not marked for cleanup.

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding PC trouble. 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.

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