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09-Nov-2006, 11:03 AM #1
Red face wuaudt.exe process is a laptop resource hog-HELP
I have a laptop with 512mb ram and when I bring it up, it is slow as sleepy snails. I don't have lagging temp files..I delete daily...I know Norton slows it some at first boot, but the wuaudt.exe shows hogging the CPU resource for a very long time..sometime when I am surfing, I even loose my pointer. Even when it is idle, I open task manager and that process is using 97% constantly...The system would not let me change the priorty from normal to low?? Can anyone help?

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09-Nov-2006, 12:36 PM #2
It seems to be a file related to windows update, but it can also be a trojan disguised. This site gives a good explanation and ways to determine if its legitimate.

http://xona.com/2004/08/26.html
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