What is wucrtupd.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 wucrtupd.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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Wucrtupd.exe file information

Neither the developer nor the software publisher of wucrtupd.exe is identified, as would normally be the case.

Description: Wucrtupd.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file wucrtupd.exe is located in an undetermined folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 0 bytes. 
The file is a file with no information about its developer. Note: File does not exist any longer. It is not a Windows system file. The process starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run). Wucrtupd.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 40% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.

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

found it in Task scheduler, which I don't use, ever, changed the .exe into ex~ to watch what happened, then got rid of it. also found a vvsn, from a Modem booster, doing the same, in plan sight in the Program files as vvsn, seems tp be a new gambiit Will use regseeker to remove from registry.

Summary: Average user rating of wucrtupd.exe: based on 1 vote with 1 user comment. One user thinks wucrtupd.exe is dangerous and recommends removing it. One user is not sure about it.

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Best practices for resolving wucrtupd issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with wucrtupd. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic 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 6resmon 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 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the wucrtupd.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity 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. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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