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What is wuaueng.dll?

Part of Windows Update Agent by Microsoft

What is it?

If Windows Update or Automatic Updates is turned on, the latest version of the Windows Update Agent will be automatically downloaded and installed on your computer. If you go to Windows Update before it gets installed automatically, you will see a message to install the Windows Update Agent.
Description of wuaueng.dll from Microsoft
When you turn on automatic updating, most updates will download and install without you having to lift a finger. But sometimes Windows Update will need your input during an installation. In this case, you'll see an alert in the notification area at the far right of the taskbar—be sure to click it. If you don't respond to a Windows Update alert, your PC might end up missing an important download.
(wuaueng.dll is a system file that is installed with Windows)
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How is wuaueng.dll loaded?

Hosted service - wuaueng.dll is typically associtated with identifier name of cda9f1373805af88f6fa4f2064bba24d with and identifier of wuauserv. A Windows Hosted Service is a service that is implemented as dynamically-linked library (DLL) run under the (Service Host) SvcHost process.

Community

What is the community is seeing?What is the community is doing?
About 0.6% of all Boost users have the wuaueng.dll file.Of the 0.6% of wuaueng.dll users, less than 1% have disabled it.
How resource intensive is the loaded module wuaueng.dll?
Comparison based on the average resource utilization across all programs.
                              0.47448900% CPU39540.8%
Average thread CPU utilization across all loaded modules is 0.00120%.
6 context switches/sec40.0%
Average context switches for all programs is 15 per second.
Typical file (disk image) location:
C:\Windows\System32\wuaueng.dll

Are there other versions of Windows Update Agent?

What else is related?

What Windows OS versions does this run on?

Microsoft Windows XP (5.1.2600.196608)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6000.0)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Basic (6.0.6001.65536)
Windows Vista (TM) Home Premium (6.0.6001.65536)
Windows Vista (TM) Ultimate (6.0.6001.65536)

About Microsoft Corporation

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File details

File name: wuaueng.dll
Publisher: Microsoft Corporation (verified)
Name: Windows Update Agent
Description: Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Version: 7.4.7600.226 (winmain_wtr_wsus3sp2(wmbla).090806-1834)
Product version: 7.4.7600.226
Size: 1.84 MB
Original file name: wuaueng.dll.mui
Windows file protection: Yes

Digital certificate

Certificate authority: Microsoft Corporation
Expiration date: 4/26/2010

Resource utilization

Total CPU: 0.4744890049%
Privileged CPU: 0.2503530069%
User CPU: 0.2241359980%
CPU Cycle count /sec: 12,290,782
Context switches /sec: 6
Module memory size: 1.85 MB

Hosted service details

Name: 3794b461c45882e06856f282eef025af
Command: wuauserv

Image hashes

MD5: 6298277b73c77fa99106b271a7525163
SHA-1: 25fb0fbdd2f8c3b425af38c2676bbe39a2ed2a9b
SHA-256: 9e076697f025167b57d8d66ed0862b184d70324e058bfa36e42d0c6728720b31

PE image details

CLR assembly: Yes
CLR NGENed: No
Subsystem: Windows GUI
Langauge*: Microsoft Visual C# / Basic .NET
File packed: No
Import Table
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msvcrt.dll
ntdll.dll
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shell32.dll
shlwapi.dll
user32.dll
userenv.dll
version.dll
winhttp.dll
winspool.drv
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ws2_32.dll
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Export Table
dllinstall
dllmain
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dllunregisterserver
generalizeforimaging
getauoptionsex
getenginestatusinfo
registerserviceversion
servicehandler
servicemain
wuautoupdateatshutdown
wucheckforupdatesatshutdown
wuservicemain
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