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I am setting up application whitelisting using Windows Firewall and part of that process is allowing Windows Update, but I cannot seem to find where the executable is located. This is for both Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.

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Actually, Windows Update is an system service, not an application. When checking the service properties, you can see:

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Windows Update services runs with the system process: svchost.exe and it is using ports: 80, 443.

By default, Windows Firewall will not block the Windows Update. If you want to control it, please allow the svchost.exe and ports: 80, 443.

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