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Should I remove Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange?

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11% remove it89% keep it
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Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange


Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange is a program developed by Symantec. The most used version is 7.0, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The software installer includes 83 files and is usually about 498.89 KB (510,863 bytes). AUPDATE.EXE is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. A majority of the PCs this is running on, most OS versions are Windows 7 (SP1). The distribution of this has mostly been seen in the United States.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.Symantec.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Symantec\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{52EACAF1-EDED-4984-998F-87B4362A0F05}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 498.89 KB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange

  • Symantec.Cmaf.CmdRouter.dll - Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft® Exchange Console
  • Symantec.Cmaf.Common.dll
  • Symantec.Cmaf.Connector.dll
  • Symantec.Cmaf.DExLProxy.dll
  • Symantec.Cmaf.UI.exe
  • ManagedSecurityHelper.dll - Managed Security Helper
  • adsauth.dll - pcAnywhere (ADS Authentication Module)
  • ALUNOTIFY.EXE - LiveUpdate (Symantec ALUNotify Module)
  • ALUNOTIFYRES.DLL - Symantec ALUNotifyRes Module
  • AluSchedulerSvc.exe - Automatic LiveUpdate Scheduler Service
  • AluSchedulerSvcRes.dll - Automatic LiveUpdate Scheduler Service Resource
  • AUPDATE.EXE - Automatic LiveUpdate Module
  • AUPDATERES.DLL - Automatic LiveUpdate Resource Module
  • aw32spx.dll - SPX driver
  • aw32tcp.dll - TCP/IP driver
  • awcfgmgr.dll - Configuration Manager
  • awchat.dll - Chat Manager
  • awcm32.dll - Connection Manager
  • awconn32.dll - Connection Processor
  • awcp.dll - Compression Support Module
  • awds32.dll - DataStream Protocol Handler
  • awdsp32.dll - Video display handler
  • awFileMgr.exe - PCA_AW_FILE_MGR
  • awgui32.dll - UI Support Functions
  • awhk32.dll - pcAnywhere Message Hooks DLL
  • awhk64.dll
  • awhlogon.dll - Host Logon Engine
  • awhost32.exe - pcAnywhere Host
  • awhpilot.dll - pcAnywhere Host Pilot Processor
  • AwHProbe.exe - pcAnywhere Probe Module
  • AwHProbeDll.dll - Probe Desktop Interactivity Module
  • awhseq.dll - Host Sequence Processor
  • awhutil.dll - Host Utility Library
  • AwHxPrb.dll - Probe Messenger Module
  • AwInvite.exe - PCA AwInvite
  • AwInviteResources.dll - Host Invitation Helper
  • awio.dll - File I/O Manager
  • AwioResources.dll
  • awlog32.dll - Log Report Module
  • awofrwrk.dll - pcAnywhere Object Framework
  • awplay32.dll - Playback Module
  • awPlay32Resources.dll - Playback Resource Module
  • awrem32.exe - Remote Control Module
  • awres-all.dll - Resource DLL for pcAnywhere
  • awres-host.dll - pcA awres host
  • awrpilot.dll - Remote Control Pilot Processor
  • awses32.dll - pcA aw session
  • awses32resources.dll - Session Controller
  • awterm32.dll - Terminal Module
  • awtime32.dll - Timer Functions
  • awxfer.dll - File Transfer Engine
  • awxferresources.dll
  • LSETUP.EXE - LiveUpdate Installer
  • LUALL.EXE - LiveUpdate Wizard
  • LUALLRES.DLL - LiveUpdate Wizard Resource
  • LuCallbackProxy.exe - LuCallBackProxy Module
  • LUCheck.exe - LiveUpdate Install Check
  • LuComServer_3_3.EXE - LiveUpdate Engine COM Module
  • LuConfig.EXE - LiveUpdate Configuration
  • LUInit.exe - Symantec LUInit Module
  • LUINSDLL.DLL - LiveUpdate Install Module

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • LuComServer_3_3.EXE runs as a service named 'LiveUpdate' (LiveUpdate) "LiveUpdate Core Engine".
  • awhost32.exe runs as a service named 'Symantec pcAnywhere Host Service' (awhost32) "Allows Remote pcAnywhere users to connect to this machine.".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • awhost32.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Symantec\pcAnywhere\awhost32.exe'.

How do I remove Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange?

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Or, you can uninstall Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Symantec Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 11%
Keep it 89%
Windows 7 (SP1)

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Dell 50.00%

About Symantec

Symantec developers security software for business and consumers and helps customers protect their computers, information, identities and infrastructure by delivering software and services that address risks to security with various products such as Norton AntiVirus, Internet security, and anti-spyware products e.
Publisher URL: www.symantec.com


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