Am I infected with malware?

  timestar 15:42 27 Dec 2013
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Found in TaskManager that WudHost.exe was running on my laptop (WinXP SP3) and when I did a search a lot of sites were saying it is malware or a Trojan. I have scanned with MalwareBytes which was clean and laptop also has Esett Smart Security which doesn't indicate any problems. Am I safe then? Thanks.

  Jollyjohn 15:57 27 Dec 2013

Kill the process in Task Manager then search for the file WudHost.exe and delete it.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:22 27 Dec 2013

The WUDFHost.exe file is located in the folder C:\Windows\System32 and is used as part of drivers for USB in Vista and W7.

In other cases, WUDFHost.exe is a virus, spyware, trojan or worm!

  timestar 16:49 27 Dec 2013

I am running XP. The file WudfHost.exe is in c:\windows\system32 but it says it is a Microsoft file created in 2006?? Do I still delete it?

  lotvic 22:39 27 Dec 2013

In my XP c:\windows\system32 I have WudfHost.exe, 191KB, Application.

Rightclick and Properties: Windows Driver Foundation - User-mode Driver Frame. Created 28th Sept 2006

I don't have any problems with my pc.

You said "Found in TaskManager that WudHost.exe" so which are you meaning? with the 'f' or without?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 23:19 27 Dec 2013

No its not a virus leave it

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