RUXIM.EXE

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  1. stapp

    stapp Global Moderator

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    As you do sometimes when you decide to look around your machine and possibly scare yourself :D
    I wondered what RUXIM.EXE was in my Program Files (Win 10)

    So I followed the trail and found it was Microsoft helping me in my life with security and updates :)
    I landed on this page and did a search for it.
    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/w...indows-diagnostic-data-events-and-fields-2004

    There is a LOT of info on that page telling you what everything to do with updates and diagnostics is and does. If you decide to read it you will need coffee.

    Note on right hand side at the top of the page.

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  2. Brummelchen

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    for me its named "RUXIMICS.exe" und "RUXIMIH.exe", not "RUXIM.exe"
    i noticed it a while ago, my left alone LTSC do not have it.
    same explanation here
    https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us...w10-21h1/865c5df7-8a18-4478-bfc4-767c12aee33c
    the symbol itself looks similar when a restart after update is required.
    currently it did not bother me so i left it alone.

    to add, autoruns did not found any service, but a task "PLUGscheduler",
    path: "\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\RUXIM"
    it has 4 triggers.

    get a try and disable the task, see whats happening, or not when searching for updates.
     
  3. Brummelchen

    Brummelchen Registered Member

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    still disabled, but i found another log folder for ruxim in
     
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  4. stapp

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    For me that log folder contains many entries which first started on the 29th March. They are ETL (event trace log files)
    Screenshot 2024-04-06 051548.jpg
     
  5. digmor crusher

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    Why you guys so worried about a harmless Windows file? If your going to be paranoid there's probably another 10,000 or so you can fret about. :argh:
     
  6. stapp

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    Don't mistake curiosity for paranoia.
    Just questioning why it's only turned up in the last month or so, also it would be interesting to know what triggers it.
     
  7. digmor crusher

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    I wasn't, but your the one who said you scared yourself. I probably should have used a different word than paranoid.
     
  8. stapp

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    The comment ''possibly scare yourself'' was not meant to be taken literally :)
    Do you have any instances of Ruxim?
     
  9. Brummelchen

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    as written ruxim runs on different task events - and then quits if work is done. i have doubt you will see it if not using tools like process monitor from sysint. the disabled task here like to run next tommorrow, last run was 02-04 when i disabled it. i dont see evidence whats performed, windows update maintenance for what beside windows update itself? windows update is a service, ruxim is "only" a task.
     
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  11. Brummelchen

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    but thats all, no further information HOW or what. any tasks or services seem important for windows.
     
  12. digmor crusher

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    Yup, same as you.
     
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