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1.0.1008 5.26%
1.0.1005 94.74%

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pcAnywhere Hot Fix TECH179526

What is pcAnywhere Hot Fix TECH179526?  (from Symantec)

Receive the hotfix with LiveUpdate, install the hotfix without LiveUpdate, or manually install the hotfix. 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 eith...  Read more


pcAnywhere Hot Fix TECH179526 is a program developed by Symantec. The most used version is 1.0.1005, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 170 files and is usually about 92.22 MB (96,701,855 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 7. While about 92% of users of pcAnywhere Hot Fix TECH179526 come from the United States, it is also popular in Norway and Finland.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.symantec.com
Help link: www.symantec.com/global/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Symantec\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /X{851247CB-52CB-4C0C-BEAC-91FEE61FC83C}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 92.22 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by pcAnywhere Hot Fix TECH179526

  • S32EVNT1.DLL - SYMEVENT (Symantec Event Library)
  • DataFileManager.dll - Symantec Shared Library (Data File Manager)
  • DataStore.dll - Data Storage Manager
  • DSMBlobUtilities.dll - Data Storage Blob Utilities
  • DSMLocal.dll - Data Storage Local Plug-In
  • DSMNetWk.dll - Data Storage Network Plug In
  • DSMUI.dll - Data Storage Manager UI
  • DSMUIResource.dll - Data Storage Manager UI Resources
  • NTDeploy.exe - Handles Deployment to Windows NT-based machines
  • RemStart.exe - Remote Start Bootstrap Service for NTDeploy
  • SymZip.dll - Symantec Zip File Compression Library
  • UXResrcs.dll - Resources for Unhandled Exceptions Handler
  • BuilderResources.dll - Symantec Packager (Builder Resources)
  • InstallBuilder.dll - Solution Package Builder
  • MetaInstaller.exe - Solution Package Installer
  • MICustom.dll - Custom Install Library for Solution Packages
  • MICustomu.dll
  • PackageBuilder.exe - Package Builder
  • PackageBuilderDLL.dll
  • PackageDeploy.exe - Package Deploy
  • PackageEditor.exe - Package Editor
  • PackageObject.dll - Contains the data objects that represent the Package Object
  • Packager.exe - Package Manager
  • PackagerDataManager.dll - Packager Data Manager functions
  • PackagerFileMgr.dll - Interface Wrapper of Data Storage API
  • ProductBuilder.dll - Product Builder
  • ProductBuilder.exe
  • ProductEditor.exe - Product Editor
  • ProductObject.dll - Contains the data objects that represent the Product Object
  • Registrar.exe - Registrar
  • Registrar_DLL.dll
  • SharedUI.dll - Packager Shared UI Components
  • UIResources.dll - Packager UI Resources
  • pcAAgent.dll - pcA Solution (pca Agent for NS)
  • 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
  • aw32prn.dll - Printer 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

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Services
  • awhost32.exe runs as a service named 'Symantec pcAnywhere - Servizio host' (awhost32) "Consente agli utenti remoti di pcAnywhere di connettersi a questo computer.".
  • 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'.

How do I remove pcAnywhere Hot Fix TECH179526?

You can uninstall pcAnywhere Hot Fix TECH179526 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 pcAnywhere Hot Fix TECH179526, 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 pcAnywhere Hot Fix TECH179526.

Win 7 (SP1) 93%
Win XP 2%
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 98.25%
Windows XP 1.75%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 48.15%
Windows 7 Enterprise 46.30%
Windows 7 Starter 1.85%
Windows 7 Home Premium 1.85%
Microsoft Windows XP 1.85%

Distribution by countryGeography

92.39% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 92.39%
  Norway 1.09%
  Finland 1.09%
  Sweden 1.09%
  India 1.09%
  Poland 1.09%
  Italy 1.09%
  United Kingdom 1.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 85.96%
Dell 8.77%
Lenovo 1.75%
ASUS 1.75%
Acer 1.75%
Common models
HP Compaq 8000 Elite SFF ... 30.19%
HP EliteBook 6930p 9.43%
HP Compaq Elite 8300 SFF 9.43%
HP Compaq dc7800p Small F... 5.66%
HP Compaq 8200 Elite SFF ... 5.66%
HP EliteBook 8470p 5.66%

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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