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Wuauclt.exe (service)

By kashmeir63 ·
I just installed windows 2000 server.
In the task manager I noticed a service running called wuauclt.exe. When I looked this up on the internet, Some say it's a trojan others say its used for windows updates. Can Anyone please tell what this is for. Thank You in advance

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by Mikel~T In reply to Wuauclt.exe (service)

wuauclt.exe is normally the Windows update client.

Look for the following registry entry if you want to confirm that it isn't a worm or backdoor service.

HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run\Microsoft auto update = WUAUCLT.EXE

Hope this helps.

Mike C.

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