wuauserv and wuauserv.dll on Windows Vista

Q

What is service "wuauserv" and library "wuauserv.dll" on Windows Vista?

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A

"wuauserv" is a system service with the display name: "Windows Update".

"wuauserv.dll" is the library that provides the "wuauserv" service.

"wuauserv" is not a system essential service. You can disable it to make your system run faster. If you try to do a Windows update, you may get this error: "Windows Update has encountered an error and cannot display the requested page. The necessary service "Automatic Updates" (WUAUSERV) is not started or Background Intelligent Transfer Service (BITS) is disabled. - Error 0x8DDD0018". Don't panic. Just go enable "wuauserv" service and try again.

"wuauserv" related information:

Memory usage:
Launching method: System Service with svchost.exe
Directory: 
File name: 
Company name: Microsoft Corporation
System essential: Yes
Virus/Spyware/Adware: No

 

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