ProcessGuard and Wuauclt.exe?

Discussion in 'ProcessGuard' started by dja2k, Feb 26, 2006.

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  1. dja2k

    dja2k Registered Member

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    Today Firefox stopped responding so I close it but was kept running on the task manger where I clicked close and was blocked by ProcessGuard where I found out that wuauclt.exe was the one keeping firefox from terminating. Now my question is this, what is wuauclt.exe doing trying to manipulate firefox?

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    Gavin - DiamondCS Former DCS Moderator

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    Hi, can you post the log sections just pertaining to that and a few events around the same time ?
     
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    Here is what I found.

    ---ProcessGuard 3.200 Log Started---
    18:40:25 [TERMINATE] c:\windows\system32\wuauclt.exe [2776] was blocked from terminating c:\program files\mozilla firefox\firefox.exe [1236]

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    Well normal surfying, though now that I thought abou it, this happened when visiting this site with windows media player video playback, maybe that had something to do with it.

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    Gavin - DiamondCS Former DCS Moderator

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    Very interesting, might be because any browser uses HTML functionality of IE (which is part of the OS) - so it wanted to kill the browser before updating itself or even just to get the latest Windows Update catalog..
     
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