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: 05 December 2015 at 10:50 pm
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Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable 85ac2586dbeb9273
2e436a079219c9ef
b2c49392
6fa7b5a833bf01f1
50935c3ca4c85ae5
Unclassified
Malware
No 954.875.07
5.577
954.875.07
5.577
United States N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 02 June 2008 at 1:47 pm
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
1 Microsoft Corporation Executable 883d5312d7f6bf03
ab56761ff110784e
4ba2edec
c1c03ea437edda8a
7d4d8786e5ae6751
Yes 7.6.7600.2
56
(winmain_w
tr_wsus3sp
2(oobla).1
20602-1505
)
7.6.7600.2
56
United States
2 Microsoft Corporation Executable da84f39cb6aef15a
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bc73f197
e654b78d2f1d791b
30d0ed9a8195ec22
Yes 7.2.6001.7
88
(winmain_o
ob/wu_wsus
wlc(wmbla)
.081016-13
30)
7.2.6001.7
88
United States
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 84dce11e31708e5e
9e7da1080f06cee8
6208d7b8
425ad29c3d341ffc
c13c974ced9fcf0b
Yes 5.8.0.2469
built by:
lab01_n(wm
bla)
5.8.0.2469 United States
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable ffeb76f1163ff8b3
6642c6ff84899d4f
1879fc6a
4275f975d9dba2fb
61bb484ea08469eb
Yes 5.8.0.2469
built by:
lab01_n(wm
bla)
5.8.0.2469 United States
Display 4 items per page
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  • 8 items per page
  • 16 items per page
  • 32 items per page
 
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