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jst42day

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Break my pc that is.
I had trialed Acronis TI and was not liking it much so I wanted to remove it.
I have read that that program is difficult to remove so I contacted them and was given step by step instructions.
Not only does this product not uninstall itself, it needs 2 uninstallers and a bunch of registry work.

I'm a novice and knew I had to be careful so the other day I went through the steps as best as I could.
Not all of the registry items were found but it seems that the uninstall was successful.

I now have a new problem that I don't know how to fix.
WUAUDT.exe is driving me crazy.
This problem only started after I removed Acronis TI.
The mouse cursor keeps hanging-as in there is activity somewhere.
Open task manager and stare at it and you see wuaudt.exe pop up in the process section. It runs for a few seconds then goes away. A few seconds later it comes back.

I went to System and turned off Auto updates but the problem is still there.
So what do I do?
I probably messed up one of the registry keys somewhere but haven't got a clue.
Thanks for any help.
J.
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Kniht

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Try turning off Automatic Updates using services.msc

Start>>Run

In Run type "services.msc" without the quotes and hit enter.

Right click on "Automatic Updates" and select "Properties".

Go to "startup type" and select "Disable", click "Apply" then OK. While in Properties be sure the service is stopped also.

It has been suggested that turning off Automatic Updates in the Control Panel does not actually shut down the process.

See if wuaudt.exe (look close and see if it's not wuauclt.exe) still pops up in Task Manager.

Let me know what you find.
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Kniht,
Thanks for your help.
Problem is fixed.
Have a good night.
J.
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