Computer newbies forum: C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuaudt.exe

by: mike.searles September 27, 2007 2:38 PM PDT

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C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuaudt.exe

by mike.searles - 9/27/07 2:38 PM

At startup, I often get an Alert from a-squared Anti-Malware 3.0. The file name the alert is flagging is C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuaudt.exe. The diagnosis is: Program tries to install invisibly.

Does anyone know what this exe is for?

I originally thought it was to install a Microsoft update that I had selected from the desktop MS icon. However, I get the alert even when I'm not installing any update.

I also noticed that the exe is a running process that's listed in the Windows Task Manager. It seems like the exe runs regardless of the Alert and what I select; Deny, Always deny, etc.

Also, when I select Deny, the same screen is displayed again and again until I select Accept.

Any information would be appreciated.

Thanks,
amelia

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