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Should I remove LiveUpdate Symantec Corporation?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #2,687
United States Rank #2,404
Reach 0.2259%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.49 days
486.47 days >
Average installed length: 255.60 days


VersionDistribution 0.54% 80.77% 1.01% 0.02% 0.09% 0.18% 0.02% 1.42% 5.91% 9.82% 0.22%

Typically installed together

Other programs by Symantec

LiveUpdate 3.2 Symantec Corporation

What is LiveUpdate Symantec Corporation?

LiveUpdate is an application developed by Symantec Corporation that downloads and installs security updates (such as spyware, firewall, or antivirus signature files) and software patches. A valid subscription is required to use Symantec LiveUpdate. Symantec LiveUpdate can be run in Interactive Mode or in Express Mode. In Interactive mode, users decide which updates to download and apply. Express mode will download and apply all applicable updates. LiveUpdate also runs in Express mode silently in the background. Once all updates are downloaded, Symantec LiveUpdate will begin the process of installing them.


The most common release is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. 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 primary executable is named luall.exe. The setup package generally installs about 45 files and is usually about 19.33 MB (20,264,271 bytes). The installed file AUPDATE.EXE is the auto-update component of the program which is designed to check for software updates and notify and apply them when new versions are discovered.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.symantec.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\LSETUP.EXE" /U
Estimated size: 19.33 MB

Program filesFiles installed by LiveUpdate 3.2 Symantec Corporation

Program executable:luall.exe
LiveUpdate Wizard
Path:C:\Program Files\symantec\liveupdate\luall.exe
Additional files:
  • 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
  • LSETUP.EXE - LiveUpdate Installer
  • LUALLRES.DLL - LiveUpdate Wizard Resource
  • LuCallbackProxy.exe - LuCallBackProxy Module
  • LUCheck.exe - LiveUpdate Install Check
  • LuComServer_3_2.EXE - LiveUpdate Engine COM Module
  • LuConfig.EXE - LiveUpdate Configuration
  • LUInit.exe - Symantec LUInit Module
  • LUINSDLL.DLL - LiveUpdate Install Module
  • LuInsRes.dll - LiveUpdate Install Resource Module
  • LuPreCon.DLL - LiveUpdate Precondition Module
  • NetDetectController_3_2.DLL - NetDetectController Module
  • NotifyHA.exe - LiveUpdate NotifyHA
  • ProductRegCom_3_2.DLL - LiveUpdate Product Registration COM Module
  • ResLuComServer_3_2.DLL - LU Engine COM Resource Module
  • S32LIVE1.DLL - LiveUpdate Compatibility Module
  • S32LUCP1RES.DLL - LiveUpdate Control Panel Module Resource
  • S32LUIS1.DLL
  • S32LUWI1.DLL - LiveUpdate Wininit Processing Module
  • SETUPRES.DLL - LiveUpdate Installer Resource
  • SymantecRootInstaller.exe - SymantecRootInstaller Module
  • SymantecRootInstallerRes.dll - SymantecRootInstallerRes Module
  • UNRAR.DLL (by Alexander Roshal) - RAR decompression library

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • LuComServer_3_2.EXE runs as a service named 'LiveUpdate' (LiveUpdate) "Moteur de LiveUpdate".
  • AluSchedulerSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Automatic LiveUpdate Scheduler'.

How do I remove LiveUpdate Symantec Corporation?

You can uninstall LiveUpdate Symantec Corporation 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program LiveUpdate 3.2 (Symantec Corporation), click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 LiveUpdate Symantec Corporation.

Win 7 (SP1) 44%
Win Vista (SP1) 0%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 47.28%
Windows Vista 36.46%
Windows XP 9.03%
Windows 10 7.18%
Windows Server 2003 0.04%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 29.31%
Windows 7 Home Premium 18.62%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.48%
Windows 7 Professional 13.23%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.79%
Windows Vista Home Basic 4.98%

Distribution by countryGeography

53.42% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 53.42%
  Germany 5.78%
  France 4.62%
  United Kingdom 4.42%
  Canada 3.33%
  Italy 2.64%
  Spain 2.36%
  Netherlands 2.10%
  Australia 1.64%
  Belgium 1.48%
  Sweden 1.27%
  Israel 1.08%
  Brazil 1.00%
  Taiwan 0.95%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 32.12%
Dell 23.53%
Acer 17.41%
Toshiba 9.87%
ASUS 3.60%
Intel 2.48%
American Megatrends 1.43%
Packard Bell 0.86%
Lenovo 0.64%
Sahara 0.64%
Samsung 0.60%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6500 Notebo... 4.73%
TOSHIBA Satellite A205 3.69%
TOSHIBA Satellite A200 3.50%
ASUS All Series 3.41%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.03%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.03%

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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