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What percent of users and experts removed it?
22% remove it78% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #17,356
United States Rank #14,131
Reach 0.0143%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 16.17 days
477.14 days >
Average installed length: 250.70 days


VersionDistribution 60.50% 39.50%

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LiveUpdate 2.6 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 used version is, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. 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 main program executable is luall.exe. The software installer includes 63 files and is usually about 9.04 MB (9,478,033 bytes). AUPDATE.EXE is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released.

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: 9.04 MB

Program filesFiles installed by LiveUpdate 2.6 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
  • AUPD1ATE.EXE - Automatic LiveUpdate Module
  • AUPDATERES.DLL - Automatic LiveUpdate Resource Module
  • LSETUP.EXE - LiveUpdate Installer
  • LUAL1L.EXE - LiveUpdate Wizard
  • LUALLRES.DLL - LiveUpdate Wizard Resource
  • LuCallbackProxy.exe - LuCallBackProxy Module
  • LuccMUI.dll - LiveUpdate ccMUI Module
  • LUCheck.exe - LiveUpdate Install Check
  • LuComServer.EXE - LiveUpdate Engine COM Module
  • LuComServer_2_6.EXE
  • LuComServer_3_2.EXE
  • LuComServer_3_4.EXE
  • LuComServerPS.DLL
  • LuComServerPS_2_6.DLL
  • LuConfig.EXE - LiveUpdate Configuration
  • LUI1NSDLL.DLL - LiveUpdate Install Module
  • LUInit.exe - Symantec LUInit Module
  • LuInsRes.dll - LiveUpdate Install Resource Module
  • LuPreCon.DLL - LiveUpdate Precondition Module
  • LUSESAIntegration.dll - LiveUpdate LUSESAIntegration Module
  • Luupdate.exe - LUUpdate
  • NDETECT.EXE - Symantec NetDetect
  • NetDetectController.DLL - NetDetectController Module
  • NetDetectController_2_6.DLL
  • NetDetectController_3_2.DLL
  • NetDetectController_3_4.DLL
  • NotifyHA.exe - LiveUpdate NotifyHA
  • ProductRegCom.DLL - LiveUpdate Product Registration COM Module
  • ProductRegCom_2_6.DLL
  • ProductRegCom_3_2.DLL
  • ProductRegCom_3_4.DLL
  • ProductRegComPS.DLL
  • ProductRegComPS_2_6.DLL
  • PSLuComServer_3_2.DLL
  • PSProductRegCom_3_4.DLL
  • ResLuComServer_3_2.DLL - LU Engine COM Resource Module
  • S32LIVE1.DLL - LiveUpdate Compatibility Module
  • S32LUCP1RES.DLL - LiveUpdate Control Panel Module Resource
  • S32LUHF1.DLL
  • s32luhl1.dll
  • S32LUHM1.DLL
  • S32LUIS1.DLL
  • S32LUUZ1.DLL
  • S32LUWI1.DLL - LiveUpdate Wininit Processing Module
  • SETUPRES.DLL - LiveUpdate Installer Resource
  • SymantecRootInstaller.exe - SymantecRootInstaller Module
  • SymantecRootInstallerRes.dll - SymantecRootInstallerRes Module
  • SNDWarn.EXE - SymNetDrv (Symantec Network Driver Update Notification)
  • UNRAR.DLL (by Alexander Roshal) - RAR decompression library
  • Lusetup-lt.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • NDETECT.EXE is scheduled as a task named 'Symantec NetDetect' (runs daily at 20:11).
3 Services
  • LuComServer_3_2.EXE runs as a service named 'LiveUpdate' (LiveUpdate) "Moteur de LiveUpdate".
  • AluSchedulerSvc.exe runs as a service named 'Automatisches LiveUpdate - Scheduler' (Automatic LiveUpdate Scheduler) "Verwaltet die Planung von automatischen LiveUpdate-Sitzungen".
  • LuComServer_3_4.EXE runs as a service named 'LiveUpdate' (LiveUpdate) "LiveUpdate Core Engine".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • ALUNOTIFY.EXE is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'ALUAlert' which loads as "C:\Program Files\Symantec\LiveUpdate\ALuNotify.exe".

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 2.6 (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 78%
Win Server 2003 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 22%
Keep it 78%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 88.97%
Windows 7 7.47%
Windows Vista 2.85%
Windows Server 2003 0.71%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 89.53%
Windows 7 Professional 3.10%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.71%
Windows 7 Home Premium 1.94%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.55%
Microsoft Windows Server ... 0.39%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.56% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.56%
  Israel 3.78%
  Italy 2.91%
  United Kingdom 2.91%
  France 2.62%
  Australia 2.62%
  Germany 2.33%
  Spain 2.03%
  India 1.74%
  Canada 1.74%
  Japan 1.45%
  Netherlands 1.45%
  Brazil 1.16%
  Sweden 1.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 35.37%
Intel 14.02%
Hewlett-Packard 13.41%
American Megatrends 8.54%
Sahara 7.93%
Toshiba 3.66%
Acer 3.05%
ASUS 1.22%
Compaq 0.61%
Sony 0.61%
Lenovo 0.61%
Common models
Dell Dell DM061 6.09%
Dell Dell DXP051 2.61%
Gigabyte G31M-S2L 2.61%

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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