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Adrenalin

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Hi peoplez,

wuauclt is a windows update client of some sort, and i'd like to remove it. Any ideas? It's not in the control panel and it is a Windows tool. My firewall and the program seem to have an issue so i'd rather just remove it.

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It's the file that controls and monitors the Windows Automatic Updates. You can't remove it but you can disable it by turning of Automatic Updates in Control Panel (Classic view)->Automatic Updates->tick the option to "turn off automatic updates". Click 'OK'.

You may now want to alter a setting in the Security Centre, otherwise Windows will keep nagging you to turn auto-updates back on:
Control Panel->Security Centre->click on the left where it says "Change the way Security Centre alerts me". UNtick Automatic Updates. Click 'OK'.

I've had automatic updates turned off for a while now. It's very annoying and often inconvenient to have it hogging my low 1meg bandwidth when I'm busy doing something else. I check for updates manually instead, about once a week. That way I can make sure I only download the ones I think are worth bothering with.

Edited by pip22, 27 October 2007 - 06:09 AM.

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Hi,

I have both those options just like yours and i also check for updates when i am in the mood to :)

This program however was published on this forum. The file is labelled "Windows Update Agent" and it is not in the control panel [Unless it has a KB number] however I doubt it does, i could be wrong. I have this feeling it is "Microsoft Baseline Security Analyzer" program doing this to me... And programs that run in the background and have internet access just don't go down well with me.
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