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Should I remove NortonLive SmartStart?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #35,627
United States Rank #21,671
Reach 0.0032%

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NortonLive SmartStart

What is NortonLive SmartStart?

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. If a restart is required, LiveUpdate will notify the user. Users can restart within the LiveUpdate interface.


The setup package generally installs about 7 files and is usually about 3.21 MB (3,366,171 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: us.norton.com/nortonlive/how-it-works.jsp
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\nortonlive smartstart
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\NortonLive SmartStart\SmartStartUninstall.exe
Estimated size: 3.21 MB

Program filesFiles installed by NortonLive SmartStart

  • PCCUPing.dll - PCCUPing Dynamic Link Library
  • SmartStartUninstall.exe - NortonLive SmartStart (SmartStart Setup)
  • NortonLiveRT.exe - NortonLive Remediate (NortonLive Remediation Tool)
  • RTUninstall.exe - NortonLiveRT (NortonLiveRT Setup)
  • SmartStart.exe - SmartStart
  • NortonLive_SmartStart.exe (by Tific) - Tific Digital Support System (Tific Client)
  • unicows.dll (by Microsoft) - Microsoft (R) Windows (R) 95, Windows (R) 98, and Windows (R) Millennium Operating Systems (Microsoft Layer for Unicode on Win9x Systems (MSLU))

How do I remove NortonLive SmartStart?

You can uninstall NortonLive SmartStart 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 NortonLive SmartStart, 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 NortonLive SmartStart.

Win 7 (SP1) 66%
Win 10 3%
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 65.63%
Windows Vista 28.13%
Windows XP 3.13%
Windows 10 3.13%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 55.56%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 22.22%
Windows 7 Professional 6.35%
Microsoft Windows XP 3.17%
Windows 7 Ultimate 3.17%
Windows Vista Home Basic 3.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

86.27% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 86.27%
  Canada 4.90%
  United Kingdom 2.94%
  Australia 1.96%
  Spain 0.98%
  Finland 0.98%
  GU 0.98%
  Sweden 0.98%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 40.74%
Dell 24.07%
Toshiba 18.52%
Acer 7.41%
Lenovo 3.70%
Sony 1.85%
Gateway 1.85%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.92%
Dell Inspiron 530s 3.28%
Dell Inspiron 530 3.28%
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 3.28%
Dell Inspiron 560 3.28%
Dell Inspiron 546 1.64%

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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