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What percent of users and experts removed it?
10% remove it90% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,801
United States Rank #11,511
Reach 0.0279%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 10.73 days
316.67 days >
Average installed length: 166.38 days


VersionDistribution 99.82% 0.18%

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LiveUpdate 1.80 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. During setup, the program registers itself to launch on boot through a Windows Schedule Task in order to automatically start-up. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named luall.exe. The setup package generally installs about 20 files and is usually about 4.72 MB (4,949,058 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: 4.72 MB

Program filesFiles installed by LiveUpdate 1.80 Symantec Corporation

Program executable:luall.exe
LiveUpdate Wizard
Path:C:\Program Files\symantec\liveupdate\luall.exe
Additional files:
  • ALUNOTIFY.EXE - LiveUpdate (Symantec ALUNotify Module)
  • AUPDATE.EXE - Automatic LiveUpdate Module
  • LSETUP.EXE - LiveUpdate Installer
  • LuComServer.EXE - LiveUpdate Engine COM Module
  • LuComServerPS.DLL
  • LUInit.exe - Symantec LUInit Module
  • LUINSDLL.DLL - LiveUpdate Install Module
  • Lusetup.exe - Symantec LiveUpdate
  • Luupdate.exe - LUUpdate
  • NDETECT.EXE - Symantec NetDetect
  • NetDetectController.DLL - NetDetectController Module
  • ProductRegCom.DLL - LiveUpdate Product Registration COM Module
  • ProductRegComPS.DLL
  • S32LIVE1.DLL - LiveUpdate Compatibility Module
  • s32luhl1.dll
  • S32LUIS1.DLL
  • S32LUWI1.DLL - LiveUpdate Wininit Processing Module
  • SymantecRootInstaller.exe - SymantecRootInstaller Module

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • NDETECT.EXE is scheduled as a task named 'Symantec NetDetect' (runs daily at 18:21).
Scheduled Task (Boot/Login)
  • NDETECT.EXE is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named Symantec NetDetect.

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 1.80 (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 XP 66%
Win 7 0%
Scheduled task? Yes
(Runs on Windows boot)
Uninstall it 10%
Keep it 90%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 71.82%
Windows 7 20.18%
Windows 10 4.55%
Windows Vista 2.91%
Windows Server 2003 0.55%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 71.93%
Windows 7 Professional 6.88%
Windows 7 Home Premium 6.69%
Windows 7 Ultimate 4.46%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 1.67%
Windows 10 Pro 0.93%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.21% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.21%
  Germany 5.50%
  France 5.04%
  United Kingdom 4.12%
  Brazil 3.66%
  Italy 2.60%
  Canada 2.14%
  India 1.98%
  Japan 1.98%
  Belgium 1.37%
  Australia 1.37%
  Israel 1.37%
  Iran 1.22%
  Hungary 1.22%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 32.45%
Hewlett-Packard 15.56%
Intel 15.23%
American Megatrends 6.95%
Sahara 5.96%
Acer 4.30%
ASUS 2.65%
Toshiba 2.65%
Lenovo 0.99%
NEC 0.99%
Common models
Dell Computer Dimension 2... 2.90%
Dell OptiPlex 760 2.90%
Dell OptiPlex 745 ... 2.17%
Dell OptiPlex GX620 ... 2.17%
Dell OptiPlex GX280 ... 2.17%

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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