How to Remove “WUAUCLT.EXE”

What iswuauclt.exe?

wuauclt.exe is a legitimate process file popularly known as Windows Automatic Updates. It is associated with Windows Operating System developed by Microsoft Corporation. It is located in C:\Windows\System32 by default. Malware programmers create files with virus scripts and name them after wuauclt.exe with an intention to spread virus on the internet.

Affected Platform: Windows OS

How to check if your computer is infected with wuauclt.exe malware?

Keep an eye for the following symptoms to see if your PC is infected with wuauclt.exe malware:

  • Internet connection fluctuates
  • wuauclt.exe takes too much CPU space
  • PC slows down significantly
  • Browser automatically redirects to some irrelevant websites
  • Unsolicited ads and popups starts appearing
  • Screen freezes constantly

Take the following steps to diagnose your PC for possible wuauclt.exe malware attack:

Step 1: Simultaneously press CTRL+ALT+DEL keys to open Task Manager.

Step 2: If you notice the file located outside C:\Windows\System32, then you should run an antivirus scan to get rid of the malware.

How to remove waol.exe malware from system using Comodo Antivirus?

Step 1: Download the award-winning Free Antivirus.

Step 2: Installation configuration frames will be displayed. Select the configuration you would like to apply.

Step 3: After network detection is complete, press “Close” button for a scan window.

Step 4: Restart your PC.

Step 5: It will take some time for the Comodo Internet Security to update the antivirus.

Step 6: Proceed with a quick scan that automatically begins after the update.

Step 7: If threats are found during the scanning, you will be prompted with an alert screen.

Step 8: Comodo Antivirus will remove the waol.exe virus from your computer including all other malwares!

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Malware Entries

First Seen: 13 July 2018 at 1:04 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 775326e98e0a6b22
7711a3986cfe6332
e15b425c
214640a84060065c
d0ecaeee628c0461
Virus.Win32.
Sality.gen
No 6.1.7601.1
7514
(win7sp1_r
tm.101119-
1850)
6.1.7601.1
7514
Iran, Islamic Republic of N/A
2 Siber Systems Executable 995c1228a21f5dab
e751beaf3e8ee671
4ffa9fad
538f239af886a469
4215391125335d89
TrojWare.Win
32.Zonidel.A
Y
No 7-9-15-8 N/A Europe N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 50b8705ddc005911
4c36ea988e32f731
01a2f8ee
b338737e75e0f634
c3ec5719a5f1eca1
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 7.3.7600.1
6385
(win7_rtm.
090713-125
5)
7.3.7600.1
6385
South Africa N/A
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 52e02e1eae8d053e
e11afa6acc43751c
7e124d6e
5cd5f7949d1a53f1
f0227ca08ce78a90
Virus.Win32.
Virut.CE
No 5.4.3790.3
264
(xpsp.0711
30-0108)
5.4.3790.3
264
156.209.106.198/32 N/A
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31

Safe Entries

First Seen: 25 March 2009 at 7:21 am
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable dc48ee625b6addf3
9fa9d80e28d99941
0a890fc5
cf5af5386c8858d1
abdd2586e75486d0
Yes 5.8.0.2694
built by:
dnsrv(wmbl
a)
5.8.0.2694 10.224.25.96/32
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable 159828470073c717
c9e4ecd22913f197
939c90fa
51e34d7f1d26d5ba
e8653288862f45d5
Yes 5.8.0.2694
built by:
dnsrv(wmbl
a)
5.8.0.2694 10.224.25.96/32
3 N/A Executable c2db410874cf7ac5
bc45ddb00f70511d
71dedd9d
77a401217cb4f8dc
861fec91e9f47d2b
No N/A N/A United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 46766bddf8893039
a9487b59d79d610f
9710521f
00d75d80673e4d2e
a046067a1340b6f5
Yes 5.8.0.2694
built by:
dnsrv(wmbl
a)
5.8.0.2694 10.224.25.96/32
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