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.

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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
No. Company File Type SHA1 MD5 Malware
Name
Digitally
Signed
File
Version
Product
Version
Submitted
From
Malware Behavior
1 N/A Executable aa840f71e7aa36d3
5e1017b713999cd9
ffc64c19
f02360f9c2909c6c
0c22eeed2a8fc6c9
TrojWare.Win
32.Cloxer.A
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 Turkey N/A
2 N/A Executable 4bd4c41848080d14
ef0bf8f7fa2faad8
daca2fc5
32b6d0e13d348bdb
c4bc7919ef99ba1d
TrojWare.Win
32.Cloxer.A
No 1.0.0.0 1.0.0.0 Ukraine N/A
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 73585b7477514ee6
4ea6d13a272fbf76
a5720f0f
27d94bf7934e6442
4fe3e58a7a2c3408
Virus.Win32.
Virut.Ce
No 7.6.7601.2
3806
(win7sp1_l
dr.170510-
0600)
7.6.7601.2
3806
Nigeria N/A
4 Siber Systems Executable 9d9a266b02e9811c
2004f850a7ab1b2b
6aa602d0
967ad277bf958e72
7411d245ba7f3d1c
Unclassified
Malware
No 7-9-15-8 N/A Turkey N/A
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Safe Entries

First Seen: 03 September 2009 at 11:51 am
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 5f57258ab4137f58
d499aa98645c7bac
e28fd573
2e0b0a051ffaa86e
358465bb0880d453
Yes 7.6.7600.2
56
(winmain_w
tr_wsus3sp
2(oobla).1
20602-1459
)
7.6.7600.2
56
10.108.55.52/32
3 Microsoft Corporation Executable 182303bc881d9271
86ad849bebd9c139
d422072e
0caf9b387cc42fc3
65626003e0751937
Yes 7.4.7600.2
26
(winmain_w
tr_wsus3sp
2(wmbla).0
90806-1850
)
7.4.7600.2
26
198.20.167.84/32
4 Microsoft Corporation Executable 1579a379b52a3db0
bb2435f2786f715b
38caa63e
e3ec2e7355c9ea12
3c59b498bbc3dbb9
Yes 7.6.7600.2
43
(winmain_w
tr_wsus3sp
2(oobla).1
10811-1411
)
7.6.7600.2
43
United States
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