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What percent of users and experts removed it?
21% remove it79% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #11,902
United States Rank #7,504
Reach 0.0276%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 13.36 days
394.14 days >
Average installed length: 207.09 days


VersionDistribution 0.37% 0.37% 99.26%

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LiveUpdate 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 creates a startup registration point in Windows in order to automatically start when any user boots the PC. 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 29 files and is usually about 10.52 MB (11,034,301 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: MsiExec.exe /x {E80F62FF-5D3C-4A19-8409-9721F2928206} /l*v "C:\ProgramData\LuUninstall.LiveUpdate"
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 10.52 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by LiveUpdate Symantec Corporation

Program executable:luall.exe
LiveUpdate Wizard
Path:C:\Program Files\symantec\liveupdate\luall.exe
Additional files:
  • ALUNOTIFY.EXE - LiveUpdate (Symantec ALUNotify Module)
  • AluSchedulerSvc.exe - Automatic LiveUpdate Scheduler Service
  • AUPDATE.EXE - Automatic LiveUpdate Module
  • LSETUP.EXE - LiveUpdate exe for Legacy support. Used in MSI
  • LuCallbackProxy.exe - LuCallBackProxy Module
  • LuccMUI.dll - LiveUpdate ccMUI Module
  • LuComServer_3_4.EXE - LiveUpdate Engine COM Module
  • LuConfig.EXE - LiveUpdate Configuration
  • LUinsDll.dll - LiveUpdate Install Resource Module
  • LuPreCon.DLL - LiveUpdate Precondition Module
  • NetDetectController_3_0.DLL - NetDetectController Module
  • NetDetectController_3_1.DLL
  • NetDetectController_3_2.DLL
  • NetDetectController_3_4.DLL
  • NotifyHA.exe - LiveUpdate NotifyHA
  • ProductRegCom_3_0.DLL - LiveUpdate Product Registration COM Module
  • ProductRegCom_3_4.DLL
  • ProductRegCOMPs64.dll
  • PSLuComServer_3_4.DLL
  • PSProductRegCom_3_4.DLL
  • S32LIVE1.DLL - LiveUpdate Compatibility Module
  • S32LUIS1.DLL
  • S32LUWI1.DLL - LiveUpdate Wininit Processing Module

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • 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 (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 Vista (SP2) 52%
Win 10 0%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 21%
Keep it 79%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows Vista 82.87%
Windows XP 10.31%
Windows 7 6.45%
Windows 10 0.37%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 77.28%
Microsoft Windows XP 9.87%
Windows 7 Home Premium 4.47%
Windows Vista Home Basic 4.10%
Windows 7 Ultimate 1.30%
Windows Vista Ultimate 0.93%

Distribution by countryGeography

73.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 73.00%
  Canada 5.32%
  France 2.41%
  United Kingdom 2.41%
  Germany 2.03%
  Italy 1.65%
  Netherlands 1.01%
  Spain 0.89%
  Belgium 0.76%
  India 0.76%
  Brazil 0.63%
  Australia 0.63%
  Sweden 0.51%
  Israel 0.51%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 74.40%
Dell 12.80%
Gateway 3.69%
Acer 2.39%
Intel 1.74%
American Megatrends 1.30%
Sahara 1.30%
Toshiba 1.08%
Sony 0.43%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6700 Notebo... 21.77%
HP Pavilion dv9700 Notebo... 9.95%
HP Pavilion dv2700 Notebo... 9.41%
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 5.65%
Dell Inspiron 530 4.03%
Dell Inspiron 1525 2.69%

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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