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What is wuauclt1.exe?

Wuauclt1.exe is a executable file (a program) within Windows. The filename extension .exe denotes an executable file. You should only run executable files from publishers you trust, because executable files can potentially change your computer settings or harm your computer. The free file information forum can help you determine if wuauclt1.exe is a virus, trojan, spyware, or adware that you can remove, or a file belonging to a Windows system or to an application you can trust.

Wuauclt1.exe file information

The process known as Windows Update AutoUpdate Client belongs to software Microsoft Windows Operating System by Microsoft (www.microsoft.com).

Description: Wuauclt1.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. wuauclt1.exe is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32. The file size on Windows 7/XP is 172,312 bytes. http://www.file.net/process/wuauclt1.exe.html 
The file has a digital signature. The program has no visible window. Wuauclt1.exe is able to record inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 54% dangerous, however also read the users reviews.

Recommended: Identify wuauclt1.exe related errors

Important: Some malware disguises itself as wuauclt1.exe, particularly when not located in the C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the wuauclt1.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

wuauclt1.exe is the result of updating to Windows Updater to V5 !
If located in %System%\wuauclt1.exe or %System%\dllcache\wuauclt1.exe then most probably a malware.
  Elena   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of wuauclt1.exe: based on 2 votes with 2 user comments.
One user thinks wuauclt1.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user suspects danger.

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