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pcAnywhere Hot Fix 3 - TECH180472

What is pcAnywhere Hot Fix 3 - TECH180472?  (from Symantec)

pcAnywhere 12.5 SP4 and pcAnywhere Solution 12.6.7 have now been released. These versions of pcAnywhere include all previous hot fixes and an updated security model. Symantec recommends that customers install either pcAnywhere 12.5 SP4 or pcAnywhere Solution 12.6.7.


pcAnywhere Hot Fix 3 - TECH180472 is a program developed by Symantec. 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 software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The software installer includes 113 files and is usually about 845.04 MB (886,090,950 bytes). AUPDATE.EXE is the automatic update component of the software designed to download and apply new updates should new versions be released. In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows XP. While about 81% of users of pcAnywhere Hot Fix 3 - TECH180472 come from the United States, it is also popular in Switzerland and France.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.symantec.com
Help link: www.symantec.com/global/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Symantec\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{46F3C916-7EF2-4DA5-9930-61AA5F3EB23A}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 845.04 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by pcAnywhere Hot Fix 3 - TECH180472

  • S32EVNT1.DLL - SYMEVENT (Symantec Event Library)
  • Checksum.exe - Symantec Client Management Component (Symantec CMC Checksum)
  • DataMan.dll - Symantec CMC Data Manager
  • deuParser.dll - Symantec CMC Firewall
  • AvPluginImpl.dll - Symantec AntiVirus (AvPluginImpl)
  • Cliproxy.dll
  • ControlAP.exe
  • DoScan.exe
  • adsauth.dll - pcAnywhere (ADS Authentication Module)
  • 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
  • aw32capi.dll - CAPI Driver
  • aw32nb.dll - NetBIOS driver
  • aw32ser.dll - Serial driver
  • aw32spx.dll - SPX driver
  • aw32tcp.dll - TCP/IP driver
  • awcfgmgr.dll - Configuration Manager
  • awchat.dll - Chat Manager
  • awcm32.dll - Connection Manager
  • awconn32.dll - Connection Processor
  • awcp.dll - Compression Support Module
  • awds32.dll - DataStream Protocol Handler
  • awdsp32.dll - Video display handler
  • awFileMgr.exe - PCA_AW_FILE_MGR
  • awgui32.dll - UI Support Functions
  • awhk32.dll - pcAnywhere Message Hooks DLL
  • awhk64.dll
  • awhlogon.dll - Host Logon Engine
  • awhost32.exe - pcAnywhere Host
  • awhpilot.dll - pcAnywhere Host Pilot Processor
  • AwHProbe.exe - pcAnywhere Probe Module
  • AwHProbeDll.dll - Probe Desktop Interactivity Module
  • awhseq.dll - Host Sequence Processor
  • awhutil.dll - Host Utility Library
  • AwHxPrb.dll - Probe Messenger Module
  • AwInvite.exe - PCA AwInvite
  • AwInviteResources.dll - Host Invitation Helper
  • awio.dll - File I/O Manager
  • AwioResources.dll
  • awlog32.dll - Log Report Module
  • awofrwrk.dll - pcAnywhere Object Framework
  • awplay32.dll - Playback Module
  • awPlay32Resources.dll - Playback Resource Module
  • awrem32.exe - Remote Control Module
  • awres-all.dll - Resource DLL for pcAnywhere
  • awres-host.dll - pcA awres host
  • awrpilot.dll - Remote Control Pilot Processor
  • awses32.dll - pcA aw session
  • awses32resources.dll - Session Controller
  • awshim.exe - awshim MFC Application
  • AWShimResources.dll
  • awterm32.dll - Terminal Module
  • awtime32.dll - Timer Functions
  • awxfer.dll - File Transfer Engine
  • awxferresources.dll
  • awxferui.dll - File Transfer User Interface
  • certcons.exe - Crypto Certificate Handler

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • awhost32.exe runs as a service named 'Symantec pcAnywhere Host Service' (awhost32) "Allows Remote pcAnywhere users to connect to this machine.".
  • LuComServer_3_3.EXE runs as a service named 'LiveUpdate' (LiveUpdate) "LiveUpdate Core Engine".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • awhost32.exe is added as a firewall exception for '%PROGRAMFILES% (X86)\Symantec\pcAnywhere\awhost32.exC:*:EnableC:PCAnywhere'.

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  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: Click Uninstall a Program.
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    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 pcAnywhere Hot Fix 3 - TECH180472.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win Vista (SP2) 7%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 7%
Keep it 93%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 71.43%
Windows XP 21.43%
Windows Vista 7.14%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 42.86%
Windows 7 Enterprise 28.57%
Microsoft Windows XP 21.43%
Windows Server (R) 2008 S... 7.14%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.65% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.65%
  Switzerland 3.23%
  France 3.23%
  Hong Kong 3.23%
  Mexico 3.23%
  Netherlands 3.23%
  Saudi Arabia 3.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 46.15%
Hewlett-Packard 30.77%
Lenovo 23.08%
Common models
LENOVO 741723U 7.14%
LENOVO 2901ATU 7.14%
LENOVO 23426QU 7.14%
IBM IBM System x -[79473A... 7.14%
HP EliteBook 8760w 7.14%
HP EliteBook 8440p 7.14%

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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